So i am sitting in my vet office with angel and in comes a lady with a lab mix. she tells me that angel is gorgeous i smile and say thank you, she asks me if i plan on breeding her? I kindly tell her no, i have no plans of breeding her. She then tells me that is too bad she would love one of her pups...Umm okay my angel is a mutt number one and number two who am i gonna breed her with|? there is no telling what her pups would look like? so then we get called into see the vet when i come out this lady is still there and i am payng and making appointments for angels necxt vixit and isay to the receptionist i need to make an appointment to have her spayed. The lady snnorts and tells me it is a waste of my money i could make more by breeding her. I then look at her and say listen she is a mutt and she is my pet. I am NOT brreding mutts and she is not a money machine let it go. The receptionist then told me that she agreed and that she was happy to see people like me who were excited about spayng there dogs. or cats. I said well i have been to the shelter lately hasn't anyone else.? so i had to get that off my chest sorry if it was more rant than story! have a good one
Hopefully you taught the woman a lesson in why NOT to breed dogs - they are not money machines - I doubt it, though. Too bad if she got mad - she had no right to tell you that it was waste of money to spay your dog anyway!
Man is she ignorant! Why oh why don't people realize that with all the strays out there the last thing we need is to get more unwanted dogs. Sorry, I think she is an idiot. Wonder if she has kids if she "picked" them out???? Good for you!!
As a breeder, sometimes you just can’t help it when you see a dog you believe has a lot to contribute to your breed and your breeding stock. When I bred Akitas, I saw this beautiful giant Akita male in a vet office. Although he appeared to be still very young and not fully grown yet, he was already the best specimen I have ever had the privilege to see in person. I couldn't help my self so I asked the owner if she would consider breeding him with one of mine at some point. When she said he was getting fixed that day, my heart skipped a few beats. I just could not believe how she could ever consider committing such a crime against this breed. That dog was meant to be bred. But I held my tongue and said "oh well”. Really broke my heart, but I knew better then trying to dissuade her.
I also had an odd encounter in a vet office. I was sitting with a box full of pups in a waiting room when an older woman took one look at me and said out loud, so everyone could hear, "So, how is the puppy mill business doing?" I felt like smacking her, but instead I smiled and said "pretty good thank you". That is when her daughter grabbed her arm and dragged her out of there mumbling something that sounded like "not again". Apparently she does this often. When she left, the receptionist then said “sorry about that”. Don't know if she meant it, but she sure knows who butters her bread.
I just wish people would keep their unsolicited opinions to themselves and get the hint when they need to shut up.
If I seem to have a superiority complex, it is because you make it so easy.
I would say in the case of the OP that the woman in the vet office was appalling, no doubt a puppy miller herself since she was so pushy about it. And I say good for you! Way to stand up to her!
It is a fine line as a breeder to further your breed of choice, and better it to keep it going. That is why as breeders we will only breed the best possible condidates of the breed. I think I've already posted that I would have loved to breed my Everest, but the hard fact was, he was not to standard. You have to be very objective about your babies, and realize that if they don't meet standard, they will have a probably better life with you as your pet (b/c being left intact can lead to health prob.) Not just to breed them b/c they are what you have in front of you. We have been, and will continue to be VERY PICKY. Heck, if we left it to BackYard Breeders, there wouldn't be any standard left to adhere to! And definitely no more pure-breds.
I don't rem. who posted it, but they talked about not being able to forget the faces in the shelter for a long time..... After we adopted Yukie, I don't think I'll EVER forget those faces. After we get our building adapted for dog use (its and old barn), the first thing I will do is foster dogs!
thanks to everyone who commented. I was just appaled at the fact that after the first time i said no to breeding she kept it up. Get a clue lady! I completely agree to breeding by standard. My angel is not a full sibe so there is no question about standard she wouldn't meet it! lol well the standard anyway she has soared above my personal standard! anyway thanks all..