I stand corrected. Admittedly, the two places I've lived most of my life (suburban NY and Chicago) are hardly representative of the country, but I don't ever remember seeing that many dogs around.
Keep in mind that many families that have dogs don't have just one. some have 2,3,4,5,10,15,30,ect.I stand corrected. Admittedly, the two places I've lived most of my life (suburban NY and Chicago) are hardly representative of the country, but I don't ever remember seeing that many dogs around.
I do....personally, I don't want to have 3 dogs. I think having 2 dogs would be great. But Moose was dropped in my lap and he didn't have anywhere else to go. I know plenty of other dog owners in the same situation. Like the poor guy in the rurals who always has 8-12 dogs, because people keep dumping them at his place.do you think that a lot less dogs would be owned if the owners had to do a little work into getting the dog
Based on dogs I've known, I'd guess about half.so how many of those dog owning households keep their dog for the entirety of the dog's life?
Definitely. The interview process for my adoption was enough to make me re-think my priorities; I'm sure I'm not the only one.do you think that a lot less dogs would be owned if the owners had to do a little work into getting the dog
Yes, but those stats indicated that 37% of households owned a dog. More than 1 out of 3 - that just blows my mind. I live in a pet-friendly apartment building - exactly the type of place that one would expect an above-average ownership rate (because dog-owners necessarily have to seek out this type of building, and all residents pay more as a result) - and only 1 in 5 units here have dogs.Keep in mind that many families that have dogs don't have just one. some have 2,3,4,5,10,15,30,ect.
Exactly my point.Just like anything out there, I think there are good breeders and bad breeders. There are qualities that indicate good ones and bad ones. I don't have any problem with breeders who do medical testing and screening, have a clean, healthy environment in which to breed, are in it to better the breed instead of to make a few bucks and who respect and care for their breeding animals. There's a long list of what makes a good breeder, but those are a few.
Unfortunately there isn't a "definition" for what a breeder is beyond they are the excuse for sperm meeting egg. And I won't get into the birds and bees to explain how that works.If someone says they are a breeder, what exactly does that mean? How does that all work?
It makes sense - if nothing else, it puts risk into their equation and they might not want to try it after that.This may make a few people angry, but I think if someone is found to be breeding dogs just to make a quick buck, should be fined. Sorry if no one likes that answer, but I just don't think people should be taking the lives' of dogs so lightly.