Apparently, the "nerve" I touched for you people was mixed breeds?? I don't know if that is true or not, but someone said that might be it. The first snotty comment I got was asking me why I supported someone by getting my puppy from her, and my response was that I basically did not feel the need to explain myself about that. But....now that alot of you have made it a point to act like jerks about it, I'll go ahead and explain. The lady I got my puppy from runs a rescue. She rescues dogs and puppies from pounds that have only days left and then she finds them good homes. As for how her dog got pregnant? I couldn't tell you why she let that happen. Maybe the dog was scheduled to be fixed and the other dog beat her to it? Maybe she was planning on breeding? Who knows? All I know is the adorable little girl that I now have in my family needed a home and regardless of breed, previous owner or their responsibility level, every dog deserves a chance. I can't believe you people would refuse to give an innocent dog a chance simply because the previous owner may have been irresponsible. Whatever. I got an awesome little puppy out of it. Further more, I stated that the reason I was so curious about her exact breed is because it is best to know the dog's breed if possible, so that you can provide the best possible care for the dog. Now, I wasn't saying that if you don't know the breed you can't take care of the dog....which is what one person got out of that statement, apparently, they didn't read it correctly. I'm saying that every breed of dog has specific things about them that may help having knowledge of. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. I'm not saying that I, you or anyone else, cannot care for a dog without knowing the breed. The statement that was made about knowing the breed doesn't help in the care of the animal was just an ignorant one. I have a vet, I consulted said vet several times about puppies and their care, and that was part of the advice I got. I think I'll take her opinion over yours on that one. Thank you to those of you who were hospitable and courteous in answering my question, but to those of you who weren't, please take some time to really understand the question or statement that you are responding to, and try to be kind and polite to people who could not have done anything to deserve your little attitudes, for we have never even had any contact until this point.