What motivates people to have a litter from their bitch/dog, before they have them spayed/neutered? I'm meaning more those who don't *do* anything, or have a long term plan, but just *want* one litter from/by their dog before they have them done? The reason I'm asking is that I personally, can't get my head round it, I suppose I used to think like this before I realised how much is, or should be, involved with breeding, and my perception of breeding has changed with the knowledge I've gained, and I still very much think of myself as a beginner. Now, I couldn't contemplate owning a bitch and simply breeding a one off with no real reason, or even having a dog (in fact the thought terrifies me) and using them at stud, just the once. For me, stud dog ownership holds more responsibility as they are capable of producing so many more pups, and the temptation may be to go past that one litter for no *real* reason. I just wonder why people want to allow their dog/bitch to procreate that once? Particularly when people speak about breeding from a pup who has yet to mature and may not mature for two, three years.