What would I of done.... well, I would of got the shot and ended the potential pregnancy. BUt they aren't my dogs nor my decision. All I am saying is she has the right to evaluate her situation and make the best possible decision. That is what I am defending. If you think Karen is the end all of the breed you are lost. There is so much garbage out there and crap going on it would spin your heads. I defended a friends right to make her choices. That is all. We are all different and come from different place and experiences. BUt either way, it really wont make a difference.
Believe me... I don't know Karen at all except from what she has written in this thread. I definitely don't think she's the end all of the breed, but she is contributing in her own way.
I was owned by a dog from a "breeder" (using the term very loosely and w/disdain, by the way) who had an accidental litter, and none of the pups were the better for it. My boy was a beautiful, gorgeous specimen... but he had some serious issues, and life with him was anything but easy. I can't, in all honesty, say that I wish he hadn't been born because he was my heart dog, but - I had him neutered to prevent any "oops" litters in the future, and so he wouldn't pass his issues on to any pups, accidental or on purpose.
We never accomplished anything in the way of competitions/showings/etc., but we did accomplish "life", meaning he was well cared for and loved despite having "inherited" some crappy genes. He turned out to be a HUGE commitment and he was a problem
dog in the truest sense of the word.
So, speaking from my personal experience with a dog who should've never been born in the first place... what Karen is doing is irresponsible, to say the least.
And you, as her friend AND as a breeder yourself, shouldn't defend "her" right as much as you should be concerned about this litter and the future of the resulting pups. BLIND and INTACT pups at that.
A good breeder should always do what's in the best interest of the breed as a whole, which means that "accidental" pups should not be placed in homes that may, or may NOT, make sure that this litter does not procreate in the future.
And how do dogs get into fights, how about breaking out of crates, getting through doors etc......sorry I don't own shells. My dogs are pitbulls.
Sorry... my boy was not a shell by any stretch of the imagination. He was ALL Pit Bull, and then some.
He never broke out of the crate OR got through the door. I took precautions.