If I Have A Male To Breed Her With, Then I Shouldn’t Have To Worry About Strays
Very incorrect. Your dog may not like your male dog and keep him from mounting her by all sorts of ruses, including full-on aggression. Although she may not take different males during her ‘season’ the odds are she will if they appeal enough. It is very important that you set up the mating times to ensure you know when she will come into labor. If a stray slips over the fence and gets to her the morning of the day you have selected for breeding, she may even, because of soreness, refuse to mate with your dog. Female dogs can be very choosy when it comes to mates and will often take the aggressive ‘stray’ rather than what has been planned for her, unless the set-up is ensures that no other dogs can get to her.
I Don't Want Her To Breed, But I Don’t Want Her Fixed Either
Many people are under the misapprehension that having their dog fixed changes the dog in some little-understood way. This is very prevalent in reluctance shown by having a male dog desexed. It can be a bigger and more expensive procedure, yes, but it certainly does not change the dog at all in itself. Letting her have a litter of pups may certainly change your dog. They often develop neurotic tendencies after the pups are gone, and their bodies can become more prone to disease. If you don’t want to have your dog desexed, but don’t want pups either, discuss your options with a veterinary clinic. There are a range of procedures available that can guard against an unwanted pregnancy.