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Old 01-23-2013, 01:01 PM
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Most of my past dogs were rehomes either through a friend of a friend or something or from the newspaper (and one was from a door to door salesman). Two of them were from decent breeders, although nobody we'd go to for a dog now based on more buyer education/knowledge, one was from a BYB, and one from an accidental litter of a friend. We've also had a couple of purebred rescues that were adopted through breed rescue.

Of my current dogs:

Dance is from a local breeder. Not one I'd run to again for a dog, but she is very active in titling (in multiple venues) and health testing her dogs, and I get along with her as a person. Just don't want another dog from her.

Ripley and Keira are both from a local reputable breeder (now retired) who is also a good friend of ours. We developed a friendship after adopting our first Doberman sort of through her (as she was active in breed rescue), and that's why we even have Keira and Ripley. We likely wouldn't have sought out more Dobermans had that not happened. But through her we got to know the breed well, her really well, and she wanted us to have on of her puppies... and somehow one lead to two eventually haha.

And Journey is from a reputable breeder in a different province and has been nothing short of awesome since the first day I contacted her. I love Journey's breeder.

The vast majority of my future dogs will all be from breeders that live up to my standards/priorities as far as breeders go. I can see myself adopting the right rescue dog at some point, but most of my dogs will be breeder dogs simply because I prefer to go the route of a good, supportive breeder. And I like to know temperament and health background as well, having experienced both terrible temperaments and heartbreaking and unexpected health issues first hand in dogs not from breeders. I'd rather stack the odds in my favour.
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