We have been lucky enough to have 3 litters of pups. The pups are born and raised in the living room. They have all the attention and time and money spent on them that they need. They are raised as part of the family. We have been lucky to find brill homes for them all where they continue to be spoilt every day. I know everyone does it different but i was shocked this week when we collected our 2 cocker pups. We was told by the breeder they will be born and raised in the kitchen. We see them being born and were happy they were going to be raised right. Received loads of pics as they were growing aswell. When we went to collect them we was taken out into the back garden to be meeted by several man made rabbit run like cages one with puppies in and the other with the breeding bitches as they called them in. i was shocked at the conditions the pups and older dogs were kept in and quite angry and upset that we had been lied to. Anyway we was having a chat to the breeders who openly said they start breeding their females when they are a year old, let them have 5 litters and from the last litter they keep a female and they rehome the breeding females as they have finished with them. I was utterly shocked that they were open about all this. The dogs to them are just money makers. Needless to say we grab our pups and left. I was soo glad to get them away from all that and i feel guilty for the poor girls that have to live there.