Wow Pearl, that's why everyone was probably so stirred up. I swear, I believe that has something to do with it. I don't recall having seen Carrott before yesterday, but I've only been a member since July. I think that yesterday is all settled now. Carrott and I are cool with each other now. I called a truce with her, not that she and I really got into it. She was having a bad day to start off with I think and felt very much attacked by the way things went down on this thread. It just escalated. Well, I guess you can go back and read it all if you want.
Member since January. I used to post a lot but got sick of the fighting, ironic isn't it!!! I also got sick of the I'm looking for a GSD/puggle/akita etc. and the posts which were obviously made by trolls. I generally just skim and roll my eyes on some of the posts but it's good to see that for the most part people are trying to become more educated about animal care, breeding etc. Although I guess have posted what some would deem controversial stuff, nothing ever like this, perhaps the full moon was involved somehow because I've felt very strange lately. Thanks for the compliments pearl, us golden oldies eh? I can remember when Minniyar was made forum moderator back in the day and our resident vet Dr. Marcy lol to name but a few moments.
Party p. I have e-maild lots of reputiable sp? breeders and they said 2 yrs. mom said we`re gonna wait till she goes through 2 more heat cycles.and on the 3 rd we`re gunna breed her cause I told her tat she shoud be at lleast 2. so she`ll be 2 1/2. ps. cool down
Your parents are breeding for the wrong reason. Good for you for looking into health testing but that doesn't justify their decision to breed. Is your daschund some amazing specimen of the breed? Where did they get her from to begin with? Do they show her? Many good breeders will not part with show dogs so they can go to your average family with no intentions of showing because they want to build up a reputation for themselves. If you just have an average dog even if it was from an excellent breeder what makes it better then every other dog out there and why does yours in particular need to be bred then? p.s You're getting awfully defensive to those who are sharing opinions you do not like, which will happen. They're only trying to help you in this situation, especially since you're so young.
This discussion has been going on for a week. Wow. At the risk of starting up more friction - do you guys really think you're going to stop the parents from breeding the dog? I mean not that I disagree but it's been talked about for so long...it almost seems moot now.
Well, we are just trying to get through her head that what her parents are breeding for is wrong. I hope she knows that. ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
Dacshund Luvr, are you aware of how much damage "just one litter" does? What happens is everyone goes "OMGOSH DACHSIES MOM PLEEEEASE" and then the dogs at the pounds get ignored. If everyone in the world stopped doing "Just one Litter" for one year, the pounds would be swiped clean. You need to tell your parents the problems with breeding. And if you can't get pedigrees for the pups you shouldn't breed her because she probably isn't worth breeding if the breeder couldn't supply pedigrees. If you love puppies so much then you shouldn't breed her. You know why? You may miss the excitement of ugly squirmy puppies but in turn if you don't breed her you give those puppies in the pounds one more chance! Welsh Puppy, your comment about how every dog should have just one litter before it gets spayed shows how uneducated you are. If EVERYBODY in the world did what you said as far as breeding goes, EVERY dog in the shelters would have puppies, EVERY MUTT, MONGREL, AND UNHEALTHY PUREBRED would be crappin out sickly worthless puppies that would die anyway because of no room in shelters. I thank all the people who do get their dogs spayed and neutered and who don't listen to the 13 year old advice that you give.
I forgot to put this in my other post. Dachshund Luvr, just because your mom's co-worker brought in a "stud dog", means you should breed her. Just because the lil mongrel is cute doesn't mean he is breedable. He may carry dwarfism, blindness, deafness...etc. Sorry but I get really worked up over crap like this.
what are you guys making an big deal out of this. i know dachshund luvr realy good she is one of my good friends. i think she dusn't deserve all this shit from most of you. i think she is making an good choise and what are you guys trying to do anyways with figting?
tex, eloquently put. I'm assuming you're 13 too but with a potty mouth? It is a very big deal for those involved with animal rescue. Just one litter goes a long way and that is not a good choice, especially from what we've gathered from the situation.
Actually carrot she is turning 16. and we are not just breeding her because my DAD`S co worker got a stud dog. we were planing on breeding her anyways. yes she does have papers and the other guy`s dog has papers. Carrot. I`ve had enough of you. just STOP making RUDE comments. You said you left cause you were sick of the fighting right. well you`re the one who likley started all of it. all I asked for was some advice.
In case you haven't noticed this is a public forum, if you're so offended by everyone's suggestions/opinions regarding your initial message why post? You asked for advice and you got it, like it or not, I think a lot of the advice is especially valid because a lot of it has been coming from people who have owned animals longer than you have been alive. I might not know you but you made a comment about breeding for money then retracted it when you got flak. That is wrong and I was not the only one who thought so. I'm also very thankful I don't know you, with your holier than thou, know-it-all adolescent attitude because if you acted like this towards people in person I would be apt to put you in your place. You knew not everyone would like what you wrote re: "you guys are going to hate me" and you got exactly that, some harsh replies so get over it.