Originally Posted by Dekka
its not.. So far I have yet to find a dog in the local shelters that came from a good breeder. And its very very rare to have a 'good' breeder's dog in rescue. (usually its a case of the breeder having been out of breeding and is old, infirm etc and can't take the dog back.. though I have heard of them paying for the dog's costs whilst in rescue)
To me if you are breeding the same sorts of dogs that are dying in shelters then you aren't a good breeder. (ie what is special about your dogs...)
Ok, if it's not a random statistic then show me your references - specifically, studies done by reputable sources.
No, you don't have to... I'm "on your side". However, it really gets on my nerves when people try to prove their point by typing "99.9%" ("that's a big number so it must prove my point!") and not backing it up by studies (journals) done by reputable sources.