|Shiver Me- Timbers- "Charlie"|
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|Barked: Wed Nov 14, '12 3:09pm PST |
|I don't even know how to respond to you, Guest. I'm not bashing people for loving their dogs, by any means. Bashing a USELESS idea, certainly, but to say that people don't love their dogs regardless of where they come from would be ignorant. And I'm talking useless as in: no GOOD reason for being bred other than catering to a particular market of people, has no purpose, similar to when people think "Oh, my dog is the best, I want her to have puppies!", designer mixes(I refuse to call them breeds at this point), etc.
They look nothing like Rottweilers. In fact, I've owned SEVERAL, and I don't see any resemblance other than color(which you can find in other breeds too!). If you don't have the space or time, maybe you shouldn't own a dog. I'm sorry, space isn't such a huge problem. But if you don't have the TIME for a big dog, WHAT in the world makes you believe you have the time for a smaller one? They STILL need training and exercise!
I'm a hater? Yes. I am a hater of IRRESPONSIBLE, NON-REPUTABLE breeders. Such as backyard breeders(which is what pretty well all the people who 'sign up to be a breeder!' of these dogs are!), and puppy millers(GUARANTEED, you have to pay big bucks to BECOME one of their breeders, not to mention the money they ring in from selling them to boot!).
Yes, all dogs are different, but there are GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS that each breed comes with. My mixed puppy is very drivey and would excel in any sports I put her in, whereas my Beagle is VERY Beagle in that he's stubborn, with his nose constantly to the ground. And yes, there should be more of a goal in mind than just "Oh, you can't deal with a Rottweiler, but you want one? here you go!" THESE little dogs share NONE of the personality traits of the Rottweiler.
I am NOT saying they're not well cared for. How the heck would I know, if I haven't been to any of their homes? But I do know that you can become a breeder too, but just filling out their application form! And I do know that they are pumping out puppies so they always have some available for someone who might want one!
AND... what in the world gives you the idea that I'm NOT helping other dogs? WHERE do you get the audacity from, to assume that I am not doing my part in the world of rescue, and education?
I have rescued PLENTY of dogs, and continue to do so. ALL my pets(snake, hamster, rabbits, dogs) have been RESCUED. I have fostered. I have rehabilitated dangerous, fearful and aggressive dogs and taught them to love people again, taught them to trust people again, found them wonderful homes where they are no longer abused or neglected. So no, I'm not just sitting here. But I don't need to justify myself to you. Clearly, you're not very educated on dogs to begin with, or what responsible/reputable breeding IS, or the difference between reputable breeders, puppy millers and backyard breeders.
Someone reading this might think "Hey, maybe ALL THESE PEOPLE in this thread(or on Dogster in general) know a bit of what they're talking about." Or.. "Maybe I should research breeds, or breeders more properly."
I implore you to educate yourself and do a little more research on reputable breeding, and what the difference is, because I assure you, you will find many.
I apologize if I come off rude, or hostile, but I am VERY passionate about reputable/responsible breeding and rescuing. If I wasn't, I wouldn't have bothered giving a heads up, or bashing these people.
I do agree with Nare though. You tell me to go and help with rescuing(which I've been doing plenty of) instead of sitting here bashing people, yet you're one of the very people SUPPORTING backyard breeding.
I have no doubt in my mind that you do, however, love your dog.
Edited by author Wed Nov 14, '12 3:13pm PST
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