I have a standard poodle that is eight years old. My husband would like to breed her and keep a puppy. (Please let's not get into the morality of breeding puppies thing!) She has never had puppies before. I know that if she had had puppies, eight years old would be fine to have a litter, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience, good or bad, with a female dog whelping for the first time at 8 years of age. I'm wondering whether we'd be asking for trouble, or whether she'd most likely be just fine. What do you guys think?