Thanks Ashaari. It is very beautiful. It's very sad when we're made to feel guilty for breeding - but it's all too common these days. My vet adores my dogs, but has even said to me "Why not just desex? It's cheaper and easier? Breeding is so much cost and work."
But it is worth it, no matter what accusations people want to level at breeders. I had a visit recently from a dear person who is on a waiting list for a pup - she knows it will be several years for one from the dog of mine that she loves and admires greatly, she doesn't mind. her face lights up just talking about the possibility of that special pup someday. That is enough sometimes to remind me that I'm not evil.