|Barked: Sun Feb 26, '12 11:17am PST |
|Note that the only reason most of us are against back yard breeding is because we either own, have rescued, or have watched it fail for the majority of puppies many, many times over. Back yard breeding is defined as breeding without genetic/eyes/hips/heart testing and/or sporting or showing credentials to prove the value of the genetics,, therefor you would be considered back yard breeding.
I have a puppy from a BYB, actually, all three of mine are BYB but one in particular, Pixie, was the result of a family wanting a puppy from a certain set of parents. Let me tell you about my sweet Pixie. Te breeders underestimated the responsibility of having a litter of rat terrier puppies, even proven hunting rat terrier puppies. They bred them expecting to make money from the litter, and hoping to keep a puppy for themselves.
Let's just say that they sold a couple of puppies, but when eight weeks went by and they still had the majority of pups without any buyers, they decided to give the remainder away to "friends".
One of these "friends" had a newborn and desperately wanted a puppy. She swore she would care for the adorable rattie puppy in her arms and that it would be good for baby and puppy to grow up together.
The breeder consented.
The now "free" puppy went to the woman's house where she quickly realized it wasn't going to work out. She didn't have the time for the demands of a puppy and a baby.
The puppy was left in her own urine and feces in a kennel in an apartment, she was ignored, and bum outputs unsuccessful attempts to rehome this puppy failed.
In a last ditch effort to get rid of the pup, at 4 months old and only 6 pounds the woman dumped the puppy on a red dirt road hoping the dog would find her way to me, a half-mile down the road, because I dealt in rescue.
This woman told the breeders that she regimes the puppy with a great family and wiped her hands of responsibility.
Pixie survived being dumped despite hawks, coyotes, owls, bobcats, and other wild predators.
The woman believes she did the right thing.
The breeders don't know what really happened to their puppy.
And Pixie is lucky she was too sweet for us to rehome.
Imagine of she had been picked up by neighbors? It wouldn't have ended the same.
THIS is what your puppies will face, and THIS is what we Dogster people sadly watch happen all the time. THIS is why we reccomend rescue or reputable breeders over BYBs or Mills. Forgive us for beig wary and reccomending against breeding your little dog that you want a replica of. We have those dogs too, but we also KNOW the consequences of doing such a thing and want nothing more than to reduce those consequences.
We will help you locate a dog that will meet your criteria of you want! But you won't find us major supporters of breeding your dog.
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