Responsible Breeding

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I saw this on one of the FaceBook Groups I belong to and asked permission to copy it here.. I think it's wonderful.

Short and sweet and very to the point.

A quick reminder since I know there are many bitches coming into season, but please support responsible breeding. Responsible breeders will: health test their bitches (OFA/holter/color doplar/vWD), and only breed to health-tested studs. They'll send their puppies home cropped. They actively compete and TITLE their dogs in conformation, or Schutzhund, tracking, obedience, etc. They don't do repeat breedings as a standard breeding practice. They breed for better Dobermans, not just for more Dobermans. Buying from a BYB is *just as bad* as buying from a pet store. Lots of knowledgable folks on here can point you in the right direction. Please use your resources; don't support back yard breeders.

 

Erin Cody

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Excellent to see in black/white

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I shared on facebook! SO SO SO sick of seeing people buy dogs (of all breeds but mostly PITS) from crappy BYBs. I volunteer with Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill dog shelter, and there are SO MANY good dogs that need homes. We're at capacity with 146. WHy keep breeding these babies, when all you're dong is making MORE? BETTER dogs, that's fantastic and I support that breeding. MORE dogs?? Are you crazy???

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brunosmom.. BLESS YOU for your work with the overcrowded sanctuary. You do amazing things and I'm sure at times it feels like sweeping sand from the beach.

And thank you for sharing the post of FaceBook.

Hugs to you and yours

Katie

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So very true...  the only time I will pay (more than the cost of the shots/worming and a bit for food) for a dog is if it's a papered purebred.  Otherwise...  rescues, shelters, rehomes.. 

That's the one thing I regret about my yorkie-pom...  she was a birthday present, and my spouse wanted to avoid the issues so many rescue dogs have, so she was bought from a large-scale BYB, and has more issues from those first few weeks than most rescue dogs I've had...  -.-  Still the best birthday present I've ever had though...  adorable and oh-so-loving.

But yeah...  I'm right there with you brunosmom.  I used to work in an animal shelter...  and unfortunately, not a no-kill one.  Even in the relatively small town we were in, we had to put down 3-5 animals every week.  And that's assuming there wasn't a big spike, like in the late spring during puppy season.  I think everyone who intends to breed their non-papered pet should have to go work in a shelter like that for a month or two.  Spay and neuter, spay and neuter...!