BrokenAquarian wrote:1lila1 wrote:Michael wrote:
I am in my 40's and have raised APBT's most of my life.
I do not S/N.
I have had ZERO accidents.
I have dogs worthy of breeding in my humble opinion, and may at some point wish to do so. I have that right.
I'm curious as to why you wouldn't spay or neuter dogs that have reached maturity yet you are not planning on breeding them?
I'm not speaking for Michael, but this is what I got from his post.
He hasn't bred his dogs yet, that doesn't mean he will never breed them.
Just because you have a dog that's worthy of breeding, doesn't mean that you have to breed them the first chance you get. You wait for the right dog to come along, the right time in YOUR schedule and plenty of other factors before breeding your animals.
He's keeping his options open.
Right on the money!
I just wonder about the frustration a male would feel who is not allowed to be bred. If they can smell a female in heat a mile away yet are unable to breed, and still posess the desire to, IMO, that would cause a lot of unnecessary stress and frustration for a male dog.
I hear ya, it is frustrating for my male. Hell I was 18 once I know how he feels
on a serious note, yes that short period of time isn't fun. It is managable.
I have built seperate kennels so keeping them seperated is pretty easy.
Did you ever experience Pyometra with any of your intact females?
No, haven't had that problem. I have had several females. (Knock on wood)
We have property out in the sticks that we plan to build on.
We would love to open and operate kennel, or some other facility,
Maybe a boarding kennel, or some such.