Bit of a long story but a friend of mine recently got a puppy – some toy dog x. She lives with her father and he owns a cattle dog. The cattle dog never gets walked, has never been to the vet in its life and is stuck in the yard. So when she brought this puppy along of course the cattle dog was excited and loves playing.
Now she thinks because the cattle dog has enjoyed having a puppy around so much that the cattle dog should have a litter of her own. The cattle dog is about 6 years old. I asked her why she would want to do that given the dogs age and she said it would be fine, she could take her to the vet weekly and get a C section when it was time for the birth (given she said she couldn’t cope with a normal birth). Never mind that the dog hasn’t been to the vet and she hasn’t got the money to do all of this.
A friend of theirs has a dog which they could breed with. This male is due to be desexed but the owner agreed to let him breed once before then. He is 6 months old.
How can I convince her not to do it? I am going to direct her to the Australia Working Dog rescue site and show her all the dogs without homes. Other reasons for this being a bad idea include: their tiny backyard and lack of exercise. I am pretty disgusted at her stupid reasons for wanting puppies.