The first time I visited my breeder I noticed she had a number of cats around. I remarked that she must be a cat lover.
“I despise cats.” She said, “and don’t go near that one, he bites!”
She then elaborated that when her female dogs went into heat, and were not bred but still full of the instinct to mother they broke out. While they were out and about they would find a kitten to dognap. The cats around the place all were pets of the dogs!