Well I have a Pomeranian I got her from a breeder who is one of our good friends. and she asked me if I got her fixed yet because she is thinking about breeding her.
Let me tell you all I did not pay for her she was a xmess gift from the breeder she was born on Dec 25th. Now this woman only wants to breed her because my little girls mom had her 3rd litter and she will just be a house dog now and my little one looks so much like her mom she would like to breed her.(All testing would be done) Both dogs are very beautiful in the face but I don't think I could let her have babies. Think about it if she wanted to have kids don't you think she would snuggle with babies and not try to eat them (her toys) or for that matter she has been around puppies before and did not care for them. Don't think this woman is a BYB she has 4 other bitches at her home it is just she loves her baby as much as I love mine & everyone wants one of there puppies. I just don't know if I could do that to her.
It wasn't wrong to ask but if you don't want to staart a problem with your friend you ,ay want to tell her the date for a spay was already made or that the vet said for some reason not to breed her. She may feel she is entilted to it since she gave you the pup but if your not 100 percent into it then don't do it.
When I bought my pup the breeder said he is a seriously nice puppy. She said if you would ever like to breed them then bring him back to me, we'll have a chat and I will find him a suitable bitch. This meaning one that will compliment his pedigree, temperament and so on. She didn't force me and it is completely my own choice. I would be a bit wary if my breeder stopped me from fixing my dog and was not listening to my opinion and feelings. I think it was a little rude also. If you don't want to breed her, please don't! Don't feel pressured by your breeder.
Unless you signed a contract stating that she was giving you that puppy in exchange for a puppy later from that dog(which happens frequently) then you have no legal bounds to her to breed your dog at all. Get your dog fixed and just tell her you did not want to breed her. A GOOD breeder would understand. I used to raise and breed poms myself. It is a bad contract to get into because if the dog does not fit standard then the dog shouldn't and usually won't be bred and so two years later, usually the owners will have to pay for the pom. It is basically a way for an owner to get a free dog. They just have to have one litter and then they are free of the contract. I would say though, if you didn't sign a contract, then don't do it. Do NOT feel obligated to this person to put YOUR dog at risk. You do not feel comfortable with it and you know your dog best. You may lose a friend over this..........but you could also lose your dog if things go wrong. And with Pommies, it happens alot. Go with your gut. Really, you just have to decide what is more important to you.
The contract between me and my dogs breeder is totally different.
All dogs are sold with conditional papers, when the dog reaches 6 months old the dog has to be fixed or if kept in tact it must first pass her inspection and approval. If the dog is show quality and what she wants to pass on in her line she will then release a full registration on the dog, however, you enter another contract with her that you will not breed the dog unless it receives a championship and is at least 2 years old. She also reserves first right of refusal of pick of the litter. Finally when the female is ready to breed after all of the above she has to approve the male you are breeding to. After the first litter you can do what you want.
Ps. In the second contract you can not breed your female more than once every other cycle.
I place almost all of my puppies on spay/neuter contracts and I prefer it that way (I don't like placing with breeders who have lower standards of care than I do and I've found that most "pet" owners that want to breed don't do their homework well and are jeopardizing the dogs life more than they are anything else). If I find someone that wants to consider full registration for breeding I do extensive screening to make sure they know what they are getting into. Then if I have any doubts at all, I only offer it on Co-ownership (makes it a little easier for me to inforce my contract). I have in the past placed puppies with full registration and told their "owner" if they want to breed them and don't want to look for a stud or bitch that they are welcome to come back to me and I will help them out. (I generally don't stud out) I've also asked when on Co-ownership that I have an option of pick of a litter if they breed the dog and it has a good quality puppy. But I will only place a puppy on full registration if I feel it is good enough quality (if at 8 weeks I can tell if has some big time faults I veto it).
On to your question... :) I think it depends if you are comfortable with it. You need to ask the breeder the terms. Are you responsible for paying for testing? For the expenses that go with having a pregnant dog? Are you whelping and raising the litter or is she? How would litter expenses and profits (if there are any) be split? Do you have option of pick of the litter - or does she? Breeding can be spendy and regardless of whether she GAVE you the dog you are still the one who is paying for her upkeep and care. I never like this type of arrangement because it always feels like one way for the breeder to keep a dog for breeding but not have to pay for it's care. You need to be comfortable with this 100%. Letting your dog go through a heat cycle increases her risk of cancer. Possibly breeding her puts her at risk for Pyometra and other reproductive complications. You have to deal with her heat cycles, mood swings, extra shedding, ect... Having an intact dog should be a thought out decision as altered animals do make make pets. You also have the joy of worrying about her during her pregnancy, her whelping and after and you have the job of helping her bounce back from her litter (some Mom's handle this better than others).
As a breeder I can see where she is coming from. She probably made the choice to spay her female and retire her without having a chance to keep a pup from her. I had this same dilhemma about a year ago when we had to spay one of our "foundation" girls after she had litter complications. My answer, I went to a breeder that I had placed one of her daughters with, who was breeding her to a Champion Sire male with outstanding lines, and asked if I could buy one of her daughters. So I now have a "grandpuppy" of my girls who also has more to offer my line because her sire has some nice traits my dogs sometimes lack.
But all in all - it's up to you. You need to decide if you really want to go through all this. Good Luck!
Thank you all. I talked it over with the breeder last night & I am not going to breed her. She took it better then I thiught. But to answer some of your Q's.
We have no contract of any kind & she would pay for everything and I would keep my dog with me at the end she would be there. I would not keep any of the puppies because I don't want one (all redy have a house full) And when she sells a puppy they all have to be fixed the other potential mates are keeped with her or her son. Then sold at about 3-4 years old she ends up keeping most of them. She has about 9 dogs right now 2 very very old. She would never take my dog and do anything with her without my OK first.
She is very nice and the whole reason she gave me a puppy was because I bought a new Mustang Cobra with tan lether & said "I want a dog to match my car" We are very good friends and never thought about one of her puppies so on christmas day I got a gift. Between DEC & FEB I helped with her wedding and would house sit and feed all the dogs for her so it was a gift.