|Barked: Tue Nov 14, '06 6:38am PST |
|"Also some people that want to breed their dog, I think as long as they aren't breeding for fighting purposes, or profit. And are responsible about it! Offer advice, what to do, what not to do. What to expect. All that! Not just "Don't do it" "
I think a good question to ask and more importantly to understand is EXACTLY what is it that defines a responsible breeder. If a responsible breeder is someone who who only breeds with the goal of improving the breed then it what would be the critera in a list that would justify adding to the population.
Should only dogs with only above average attributes from health,temperment, and abilities be bred to serve this goal ?
Should we also refrain from breeding certain breeds that have obvious inherient health issue for example breathing problems,problems with eating, or possibly problems with environmental tolerances?
I wonder what we could agree on as far as a list of what justifable responsible breeding IS.. I have never seen a list that I would totally agree with..
just a thought..
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