Breeding Dogs Should Be Ended or Curtailed

Many dog owners feel their dog is so cute that they need to fill the world with dogs just like her, and some want to sell litters for the money. However grand your reason is for wanting to breed your dog, it is important to realise that breeding can have serious medical effects generating unexpected expenses. Responsible and professional dog breeding may be thought to be admirable but letting puppies multiply in a backyard is not. Because of the pet overpopulation problem on our planet, and the needless deaths of abandoned and unwanted dogs, perhaps a moratorium should be called on dog breeding.

Level: Intermediate: B1/B2
Running Time: 90 minutes +

Materials included

This free lesson plan is suitable for adults, teenagers, and General English classes. Each plan includes:

  • A debate motion
  • A summary of the controversy
  • Points for both Pros and Cons
  • Language to use in a debate
  • Debate role cards to help identify student groups
  • An article
  • Statistics (true or false exercise)
  • Vocab for the topic


For more information on how to use this in the classroom, please have a look at our detailed post on using free lesson plans.

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Breeding dogs should be ended or curtailed – Pros and Cons Debate Pack

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