We are thinking of breeding our poodle, Molly, to a Yorkshire terrier. We hope to get some cute little Yorkie Poos or Pookies or Porkies or Yorkles.
I Swag Bucked “how to determine if a dog is ready to be bred” to make sure we would choose the right time.
That’s when I saw this caution:
“First and foremost, be sure that your female is both physically and mentally mature enough to be bred.” (emphasis mine)
Mentally mature? A dog?
I double checked the title to be sure I hadn’t accidentally searched “Pledging your daughter in an arranged marriage to a Lithuanian foreign exchange student” and sure enough someone thinks a dog should be mentally mature.
I guess now I need to find out if it is considered “mentally mature” to run out the door and down the street any time anyone so much as opens the door wider than 3 inches or pounce on fuzzy pony tail holders and throw them up in the air any time a little girl drops one on the floor.
I’m thinking no.