I have female miniature Harlequin Poodle named Lilly and she turns one this year in August. I know that getting a dog desexed is probably the safest option, however i feel as though our pet, as a family member, like us should have the right to have a litter of pups. Not just because she has the right, but because we love her so much and want something to remember her by when she passes away. We will be getting her desexed after her litter, but i would LOVE to learn so that we can do this the safest way possible. Please help me by answering some of my questions:
-What is a good age to let her breed?
-What breeds are compatible for her
-How often do dogs go on heat, and how long for?
-How do i keep and what procedures do i need to keep the pups and mother healthy?