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Old 09-23-2005, 08:09 AM
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Well I agree with the original poster to an extent, but I agree with everyone here - there are different kinds of breeders, and they should not be put in the same basket. There are valid reasons to breed purebred dogs, the main one being to improve the breed and make sure it doesn't die because of poor breeding. There are also lots of reasons why some want a purebred puppy from a good breeder, mostly that they have a certain way of life and feel more comfortable with a certain breed, while when you adopt a dog you have no clue what the character will be - even for purebreds, as you can't know if they were bred from good temperament parents or just for money (the latter is probably the case of most of them).

Otherwise, I pretty much agree.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:13 AM
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Oh yeah I am big time turned off too! THere are responsible breeders and I see no reason to bash them. Look at bubbtah a responsible breeder who is very respected here.

There would be no reliable SAR dogs or police dogs or thearpy dogs or guide dogs without reliable breeders for that.


I agree if you want just a pet sure go to the shelter, I did and guess what because I have kids they would not even consider me; so I went to a breeder! Go a head complain about it I am very satisfied with my choice and have several friends who have bought from responsible breeders and are very happy too. I would never get a mutt again because I find the purebreds so much nicer. JMO.
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:23 AM
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Breeding a dog for profit, well unless you own a very large kennel business and breed non stop there isnt much profit there to be made. Breeding dogs that are not purebread I think is wrong, but breeding to keep a nice line going is not wrong and if done the right way you keep that breed and the blood lines going. A responsible breeder will make sure that the pups that they breed are healthy and in great condition. I own a pure bred papered Siberian whom I am wanting to breed, here is our state siberians are a rare dog as there are not many here. But also when adopting the dogs out there will be a vigours application and screening process. I want to make sure that my babies are going to a very good home and will be treated like mine are with love. I do agree with gem, coming here like that and blasting people isnt the right way to come across and you may find some very offended
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:42 AM
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A was at the vets yesterday and a gal brought in a very cute hyper blond 6 month puppy. She was in because of a fungus under her arm pits ( the dog that is !) She had the coloration of a lab, but had a very narrow head , very light eyes and a lot of pink pigment. I thought she was a mix, but owner said she was pure bred..............a true case of bad breeding !
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:40 PM
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No responsible breeder will ever breed their dogs to make money. Ever.

Puppies bred by unwantedI suggest you learn more about what exactly responsible breeders do before you say that they should stop contributing positively to their breed.
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:09 PM
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The right answer should have been, about 40.00 from a shelter, not some puppy mill or breeder.
Oh gawd.. I WISH our shelters were that cheap down here.. the price has jacked up to well over $100.. for a dog.. and MORE for a puppy... lol

Before I purchased my puppy, I did look through our shelters tons.. but honeslty anything I saw just wouldn't have suited me.. so i opted for a breeder. I did research on this breed and contacted several breeders, checked out their backgrounds on them and their dogs etc etc.. It took me a few years to finally decide on which breeder and which dogs I'd want puppies from. So My decision wasn't a spur of the moment type thing.

I got my puppy from a reputable breeder and I'm definately not ashamed of it. you can't show a mixed breed dog in a CKC or AKC santioned show and that is what i have wanted to do since its been in the family forever..[showing dogs].
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:48 PM
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I will never purchase a dog from a breeder. Never. I don't see the point of getting a pet from a breeder. There are plenty of pets in shelters! You don't need to get one from a breeder, just stop at your local shelter and look at all the adorable faces.

But I think that if the breeder is breeding to better the breed, great!! There are some breeders here, and they are responsible.
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:52 PM
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I will never purchase a dog from a breeder. Never. I don't see the point of getting a pet from a breeder. There are plenty of pets in shelters! You don't need to get one from a breeder, just stop at your local shelter and look at all the adorable faces.

But I think that if the breeder is breeding to better the breed, great!! There are some breeders here, and they are responsible.

If you want just a pet sure why not if you can find something that fits into your family. But if you need something for a purpose not all mutts can and will fulfill that. I was looking for a personal protection dog so I needed something within the breeds to do that. I also have little kids and their safety with a dog to think about. We chose the gsd because we have always loved them and we were and eventually still are hoping to breed, and train dogs for that exact purpose, personal protection. We will not sell puppies, we will train them and then sell them as trained adults, for the love of what we wish to do! Not for the money of it because there is no money in breeding dogs in a responsible manner. I intended to be extremely responsible and very reliable, therefore I am still researching what it means to be a breeder.
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:53 PM
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Mutts are just as good as purebreds - I have two. I guarantee if you met my dogs you'd fall in love. They are simply great dogs. They didn't come from breeders, they're a mixture of breeds. Yet they know a million commands (and respond to them well), they are very healthy, they are great with kids (including small children), they are intelligent, they are sweet, they are adorable, they get along pretty well with other dogs, Tippy has some dog-agression issues we're working on but she's getting MUCH better. What more could you ask for?

I have a purebred dog too, and I love her so much. She is my big baby and she's just an amazing dog. I love her. She's great at all of her commands, very smart, very healthy, she loves little kids (in fact when my ten-month-old neice was here along with her two-year-old brother May let Gabe sit on her and Seneca crawl all over her), she loves other animals. And NO, she didn't come from a breeder. In fact May has a horrible past of abuse and neglect. She was used as a breeding dog and we found her, emaciated, terrified. She had been beaten. It took a little while for us to calm her, and now she loves everybody.
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:56 PM
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If you want just a pet sure why not if you can find something that fits into your family. But if you need something for a purpose not all mutts can and will fulfill that. I was looking for a personal protection dog so I needed something within the breeds to do that. I also have little kids and their safety with a dog to think about. We chose the gsd because we have always loved them and we were and eventually still are hoping to breed, and train dogs for that exact purpose, personal protection. We will not sell puppies, we will train them and then sell them as trained adults, for the love of what we wish to do! Not for the money of it because there is no money in breeding dogs in a responsible manner. I intended to be extremely responsible and very reliable, therefore I am still researching what it means to be a breeder.
With millions of dogs dying I really just don't see the point of getting a dog from a breeder to use the dog as a pet. If you can't find THE dog in a shelter, ok, maybe then check out some good breeders. But I personally will not buy from a breeder no matter how reputable that breeder is.

Not all purebreds can fulfill the position as a family dog either. It depends on each individual dog, not just the breed.

Any dog will protect it's family willingly. Colby is terrier and canaan dog, yes those breeds are very loyal to their families and great guard dogs, and I know if we ever meant someone dangerous they'd get chewed up bad. May is lab and we always joke she'd invite a burglar in for a cup of tea, but I think she would at least bark at a dangerous person. Tippy is like my body guard.
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