I called the lady that we got Mason from to ask how old a male had to be before AKC would recognize his offspring for him to be studded out. My plan was to stud Mason out once, ask for pick of the liter, and keep a female pug for myself, and then get Mason neutered. At this point in my puggy motherhood I did not realize the negatives of dog breeding, as well as all of the homeless dogs out there needing homes. The lady told me I needed to decide whether I wanted Mason to be a stud dog, or a "fixed" dog. To put it bluntly, I didn't need to let Mason impregnate a lady and then have his male parts removed. That was just WRONG! The lady then let me know that she had extra females left over for sale from a previous liter. They were females that were born 2 weeks after Mason to a different momma, same daddy. We got Mason at 6 wks old, and these females were 15 wks at the time. I wasn't interested UNTIL the lady disclosed the discounted price of the dogs and it was 1/3 the price of Mason. Plus, she told me she was just going to turn them into breeding dogs if I didn't purchase.
I won't go into details about my visit to the breeders' home. Let's suffice it to say I wish I could have bought every single dog they had occupying the residence, yard, kennel, etc. It broke me heart to only be able to "save" two. I gave one to a mutual friend of G-Man and I, Mr. Goggle. He named her Annie. The girl I kept for myself I named Lily. Even though I did not go through an actual Rescue to obtain Annie or Lily, I would like to think that they were "rescued." Below are baby pictures of Lily, also known as Lil Pil, boo-boo, baby bear, my boo-boo bear, Liller, and Lily Bear.
|Mason. Annie. Lily.|