IMHO........ I personally do not think that not having the BYB would make any difference as for "the end of the mutt"......just because there will always be humans.....and there will also be irresponsible humans who do not spay or neuter their pets and allow them to run loose and breed anyways.would mean the end of the mutt.
would this be preferable to you?
(I'm playing devil's advocate here. To be clear, I am strictly rescue. I don't purchase pets from pet stores, mills, BYB's or reputable breeders.)
This.The logic used in the question is erroneous. Many BYB breed purebred dogs some breed fancy mutts. Most mutts tend to come from strays or random accidental litters from ignorant or under educated people. The end of BYB would certainly not be the end of mutts.
'backyard' breeders (IE not professional breeders)
As opposed to "professional breeders"? I get what you're saying but that just made me laughBackyard breeders are almost always breeding for the money.