I see so many people breeding their dog every year, then letting the puppies go at 6 weeks. It's widely accepted that puppies should be with their mom for at least 8 weeks, and females only bred every 2 years. I used to think it was ok to breed if you knew you had homes for every puppy, but have changed my attitude about this. In this country alone, at least 4 MILLION dogs are put down every year because they are not wanted. Clearly, this could easily be stopped. Don't breed dogs. Spay and neuter.