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 breeders?
1. Overpopulation. There are plenty dogs in shelters and breeding dogs means your buyers will not get their dogs from a shelter. You can find virtually any breed of animal in your local shelter – purebred or mixed – but consumers continue to pay hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars for dogs from breeders.
Is it wrong to buy from a breeder?
A good breeder will take their dogs back, for life. Many don’t care where their dogs end up. This is something on which rescue advocates and reputable breeder advocates can agree: Dogs end up in shelters by no fault of their own. You are not killing a shelter dog if you purchase a dog from a responsible breeder.
Why you should not buy from a puppy mill?
There’s A Good Chance That Pup Is Sick
Other diseases prominent among pet store puppies who come from mills include heart and kidney disease, epilepsy, parvovirus and mange. Pet store owners have been known to use antibiotics to mask the signs of these conditions in order to sell puppies.
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.