|Barked: Wed Nov 14, '07 7:41am PST |
|The ones we know that came from Reputable Breeders, give the papers. We DO NOT take the word of the owner that they are purebred from a breeder. Most are from other provinces / states. Legally it is NOT the shelter / rescue reponsiblity to contact the breeder. As we are NOT under contract with them to notify. Most times we do and in some cases they don't have the funds / time / space etc. to take these dogs back.
"Has papers" is not the same thing as "from a reputable breeder." Puppy millers and BYBs can provide genuine, legit, AKC papers. That doesn't make them "reputable breeders."
You may have no legal responsiblity to pick up the phone and call the breeder, but if you don't, you have no idea whether or not they would have taken the dog back if you had called.
And if you do call them, and they don't take the dog back or get actively involved in rehoming it, they aren't reputable breeders. Other Dogsters in other threads have mentioned their breeders pulling dogs from shelters. At least on other Dogster actively involved in rescue has mentioned that, when they do get a dog from a reputable breeder, they call the breeder and the dog is pulled by the breeder. Addy was taken back by her breeder from her original buyer who lost interest in her and didn't want her around anymore. If she'd been from a miller or BYB, she'd have wound up in a shelter or rescue; as is, she never passed through "the system" but was rehomed by her breeder.
You're using the meaningless fact of "having papers" to claim that these dogs are from "reputable breeders"--you are in fact lumping reputable breeders in with BYBs and puppy millers, or rather, calling BYBs and puppy millers "reputable breeders" because it suits your political views to do so.
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