Thing to consider: It definitely is your right to breed your dog. Your own good judgment and our free society allow you to breed your pet at any time and as often as you wish. Nevertheless, there are thousands of people around the world who devote their lives to taking care and looking for homes for abandoned and orphaned dogs and cats. Many of these hard-working people have asked us to remind all potential breeders that there can be a silent, unpleasant side to the activity of breeding. In order to honor those hard working people, we would like you to consider just a few important effects of irresponsible breeding of pets. You do, of course, have the freedom of choice, just please be a responsible pet owner.
From the animal shelter or dog kennel perspective: If you do plan to breed your dog, please take these few very important issues into consideration before deciding to bring more pets into a planet that already has a very large population, making it impossible for all the individual animals to have a good home. It is interesting to mention that if you do choose to breed your dog and you do have good homes and good people waiting, those homes will probably not be an available home for an abandoned or orphaned animal that waits to be adopted, sometimes endlessly, in a local shelter or pound.
It has been estimated that in 5 short years one bitch and her offspring could be the source of 40,000 puppies. The number of dogs entering shelters around the world annually is approximately 20 million, and an estimated 8 to 12 million dogs are euthanized in animal shelters each year.