Saturday, March 9, 2013

When A Mutt Is Not Enough

If you prefer mixed breeds, or always adopt from rescues, that is your right.  If you prefer to purchase a puppy from a responsible breeder, you should also have the right to do that.  Some people prefer to have a dog with a known background, sold by a breeder who will be there to help them through the inevitable problems that go with puppyhood.

Breeders who put years of work and thousands of dollars, not to mention all that WORK into their breeding program, should never have to apologize for producing beautiful, sound, healthy, friendly pups and placing them in wonderful homes.  People who wish to purchase a well bred dog should NEVER be forced to apologize for not adopting a rescue.  Some people want more than a mutt from a questionable background, and some homes have both.  It's their choice to make.


Helen said...

By the same token, people who adopt rescues should NEVER have to apologize. Many mixed breeds are beautiful,sound and healthy. And while a responsible breeder may ensure that a litter goes to good homes, it's unrealistic to believe that none of them or their offspring end up in shelters.

Anonymous said...

I disagree. The responsible breeders I know always take their pups back at any age if owners cannot keep them so there would be no reason for these dogs to end up in shelters.