Why Some Dog Breeders Should Be Avoided
They pay little or no attention to genetic health issues in both the parents and the puppies.
They often charge less money for the puppies than a responsible breeder, but still more money than they should (no one should pay for puppies that were bred carelessly).
Why you shouldn’t buy from a breeder?
Inbreeding causes painful and life-threatening genetic defects in “purebred” dogs and cats, including crippling hip dysplasia, blindness, deafness, heart defects, skin problems, and epilepsy. Distorting animals for specific physical features also causes severe health problems.
Is it bad to buy from a breeder?
No, buying a dog from a responsible breeder, who breeds for health, standard and tests the dogs for genetic issues, is in no way immoral.
Why buying from a breeder is good?
Good breeder feels responsible for what happens to the puppies they produce. They don’t want their puppies to ever end up in an animal shelter, or worse, on the streets. Reputable breeders will almost always take a puppy back, for any reason and at any point in the dog’s life.
Why are backyard breeders bad?
Inadequate nutrition, fleas and worms are common in these situations, placing the welfare of these animals at risk. Backyard breeding contributes to the unwanted companion animal population in the community. Uncontrolled breeding and overpopulation inevitably leads to the euthanasia of healthy unwanted animals.