Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Woman accuses neighbour of stealing dog's sperm

An Australian dog owner has been accused of stealing dog sperm from a Darwin backyard to breed puppies. Jessica Pickering said a neighbour put their dog in her backyard in Bakewell, Palmerston, for her five-year-old Siberian husky Komet to impregnate.

Ms Pickering is on holidays in Melbourne and was shocked when she heard what happened. "I got a phone call from my house-sitter stating that someone had put their dog into my yard so that she could be bred with mine," the 24-year-old said.

"She didn't ask for permission and if she did ask for permission I would have agreed but a profit is just an added bonus. I guess she was too selfish to share the profits. I bought Komet as a pet, not to breed him. For someone to steal dog sperm is a pretty low act." Her house-sitter has since chained and locked the garden gate.

"In case (the breeding) doesn't work and she comes back to try again," she said. "What has this world come to people having to resort to this just so they can have puppies? I hope it doesn't work. I'm pretty sure I know who she is as she walks her dog every night past my house. She better pray I don't see her when I get back as I'll be confronting her about it."


Barbwire said...

The reaction seems a bit over the top. Is the dog pedigreed? Is the other dog pedigreed? If not, there's no profit, and probably wouldn't be anyway without documentation.

arbroath said...

I'm pretty sure it's a pedigree, Barbwire.

But as you say, with documentation that means nothing.

Brixter said...

I'm sure the dog didn't mind his sperm stolen

Anonymous said...

Give it back!

WordyGrrl said...

As a teenager, I worked for an old guy who ran a boarding/training kennel for registered/pedigreed (not sure what the term is anymore) for bird-hunting dogs. Occasionally dog owners would want their dogs bred with another owner's dog. Good, well-bred hunting dog pups are worth hundreds of dollars each, which means lots of genealogy paperwork for the pups and a breeder's form that has to be signed by two witnesses to the act of doggy love. This neighbor was probably hoping to sell the pups on Craigslist as "purebred but no papers" or some malarkey.