About 20 mins. ago I saw a post on FB from a friend of a friend that her dog had just given birth to 3 puppies. This is sad.
This dog is barely a year old.
It is a papillon/bichon cross that her family paid a huge amount for from a pet store.
She bred it to the neighbor's dog - a Heinz 57 dog. Not an accidental breeding - she has been talking about doing it since she bought her dog.
Neither dog has had their shots or goes to the vet or is regularly treated for parasites.
Breeding a dog is a HUGE responsibility. After my experiences with Tibby and her poor breeding and all the issues that come with that.....it makes me very, very sad and also angry.
There are so many things that could go wrong with a litter of puppies - Parvo for one. And dogs are STILL dying in my town from Parvo. That is ridiculous.
I told this person all the reasons not to have a litter of puppies, but it didn't do any good! Very sad.