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Well, I know there are A LOT of homeless dogs out there by unproper breeding. It's sad just to look at those pups and dogs. I watch the animal channel and see how this owners don't care about their pets! It breaks my heart! How can we stop this? I mean a lot of people buy them from pet stores so the BYB and mills will still be in business, but I have to say some people do save their lifes by giving them a home to sleep in and to feed. But some do buy and breed like others who are irresponsible to breed. So what do you think about this? Is there anyway that we can stop this?

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The sad thing is, is that as long as people continue to buy, they are telling these byb's and mills thats its ok and to keep doing what they are doing....there isn't anything we can do....But as an individual we can do lots, tell people the problems with the byb's and the mills, don't buy from there, don't recommened that litter of adorable puppies your neighbour, friend, family just had etc etc.
 

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there is NOTHING wrong with breeding responsibly- and there's nothing wrong with buying rom a RESPONSIBLE breeder.

What people need to do is suck it up and spend the extra time and money to FIND a responsible breeder, rahter than settling for the first cheap pup of X breed that they come across.
 

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I don't know... the more I see of all the unwanted dogs out there, the more I think that breeding of any kind is a bad thing. I realize that responsible breeders breed for good health, favorable temperment, the breed standard body style, etc... But I can't help but feel that every dog that is born, good breeder or not, is another dog that won't have a good home, or its another dog that is in a home that could've gone to a pup at a shelter. I would never buy a purebred pup (or a 'designer' dog), responsible breeder or not.
 

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I don't know... the more I see of all the unwanted dogs out there, the more I think that breeding of any kind is a bad thing. I realize that responsible breeders breed for good health, favorable temperment, the breed standard body style, etc... But I can't help but feel that every dog that is born, good breeder or not, is another dog that won't have a good home, or its another dog that is in a home that could've gone to a pup at a shelter. I would never buy a purebred pup (or a 'designer' dog), responsible breeder or not.
I agree with you for the most part and the shelter is the perfect place for people who are looking for the perfect family pet to love.

But I for one will Never go to a shelter or breed rescue for a dog. That sounds pritty heartless so I'll elaborate why.
Because by getting a shelter or rescue dog I canot be guarenteed that the dog is healthy, has a strong work ethic, has Drive, trainability, guard instincts, or is sound.
When I get a new dog I'm not looking for the next family pet I am looking for my next Working companion, and I know a lot of people who fall in that catagory.
 

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I agree with you for the most part and the shelter is the perfect place for people who are looking for the perfect family pet to love.

But I for one will Never go to a shelter or breed rescue for a dog. That sounds pritty heartless so I'll elaborate why.
Because by getting a shelter or rescue dog I canot be guarenteed that the dog is healthy, has a strong work ethic, has Drive, trainability, guard instincts, or is sound.
When I get a new dog I'm not looking for the next family pet I am looking for my next Working companion, and I know a lot of people who fall in that catagory.
But aren't there tests that you can do to see if the dog has what you need? I've come across TONS of dogs that would have made great dogs had someone taken the time.... what exactly do you do?
 

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But aren't there tests that you can do to see if the dog has what you need? I've come across TONS of dogs that would have made great dogs had someone taken the time.... what exactly do you do?
Well in order to make sure they are of good working quality some of the things you should do are
OFA (I don'tknow if I'm willing to fork out $200 on a dog that if it comes back less than good I wont adopt anyway.
The dog should be brought out to be introduced to stock to see if it has any instinct, Most shelters wont allow dogs to leave unless your a "foster home"
 

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Keechak, I can see why you would need to buy a pup, since you need a particularly stable kind of dog to work livestock, but I think you are really in the minority. For the vast majority of dog owners, buying makes absolutely no sense.
 

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Keechak, I can see why you would need to buy a pup, since you need a particularly stable kind of dog to work livestock, but I think you are really in the minority. For the vast majority of dog owners, buying makes absolutely no sense.
Except for people who, gasp, actually WANT A PUPPY- and a predictable puppy who will grow up to have a predictable size and general temperament. While there's some variation within a breed, in general, well-bred dogs in particular are highly predictable- and that's the only kind I think is ethical to buy.

Frankly, I think we need more responsible breeders, not fewer. It's mean fewer people getting dogs from BYBs. It'd mean dogs were a bit harder to get in general, and it would mean that more people had a safety net for their dogs in a situation where giving up the dog was the only thing to do.
 
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