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Old 10-17-2012, 11:17 PM
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I have never encountered anti-rescue sentiment from anyone. Evah. lol

I did have some people in a class I was teaching gasp when I said Keeva was from a breeder. LOL. I chuckled.

In my area, the general sentiment is that the gright thing to do is rescue. People who do buy dogs from breeders are often kind of like, "Well, we know it was totally selfish but we just couldn't find any Shiba Inu puppies in rescue, so we're terrible people, we know." lol okay...

I... just really could care less at this point. You think I'm a bad person for buying a corgi? Ok. I think you're really dumb, then.

But yeah, I know it's kind of shocking to see that level of ignorance and hatred from somebody you thought was a friend.
I pretty much want to 'like' everything you post.

I've never really had any rude comments about having rescued, quite the opposite really (the only weird/kind of rude thing I've ever had was a woman say 'he was a stray? He's had all his shots though, right?' .. but she wasn't a dog owner and I think she was just legitimately stupid). Seamus is great and I love him to bits, but I probably won't rescue again for a while. I used to be pretty involved in rescue and have met some 'characters' in my time. I've known several hardcore 'rescue' people who think that breeders of any sort are responsible for all that is wrong with the world, and ANYONE who DARES BUY A DOG .. well, you might as well set schools on fire. They used to call breeders 'greeders' because ya know, responsible breeder was just an oxymoron. I was actually a member on a forum a LOOOOONG time ago and someone got flamed for posting pictures of 'their breeder bought Border Collie.' WTF.

I'm on a list for a breeder pup and at this point I couldn't care less what anyone thinks. I've come to the realisation that people will take issue with just about anything and I'm going to do what feels right to me. My dog, my business, who cares. If they can't share my happiness, well, that's too bad for them.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:38 PM
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I will say, this one makes me really angry. I wish it didn't but it really does. It's just... unbelievable to me to behave as if the contributions people who also breed dogs make to rescue work don't count. Are you kidding me?

This is me over this statement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2K4Vq0NDt4
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:41 PM
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PERFECTION!! LOL
I approve of any excuse to watch this video!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:43 PM
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PERFECTION!! LOL
I approve of any excuse to watch this video!!
I'm so glad you appreciate it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:56 PM
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I totally want a shelter dogs are a gamble shirt. lol
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:10 AM
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I have rarely encountered other rescuers who don't proscribe to the "breeders are horrible" credo. I've known a few here and there, like one girl who had a whippet from show lines (although he has passed away now) and she also liked attending dog shows, and was rather intelligent and sane as rescuers go. A lot of them, though, eat up the ARist propaganda like it's candy. FOHA even had bumper stickers, manufactured by the HSUS, that said "My dog saves lives, he/she is NEUTERED/SPAYED." (there is one for males, and one for females) Messages like that don't differentiate between the good and bad in breeding. Just reproduction = bad! Very dangerous thinking.

Also, Miles is intact and I daresay his testicles aren't out murdering innocents or any such thing. Well, that I know of anyway....lol
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I lost a "friend" when I bought Aeri but obviously she wasn't a friend if that's all it took, so yea, good riddance. This sort of anti-breeder sentiment just ticks me the heck off...
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Any "friend" posting slime like that would find them unfriended SO fast.....
I completely agree with these statements.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:57 AM
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Can I like, quote that on FB or when people start getting crazy anti-breeder on my wall? Lol
LOL definitely, it made me really depressed to add it all up though... no wonder I eat pasta and ramen so much
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:58 AM
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Its definitely annoying when people can’t see anything but an absolute, black and white side. That picture about no such thing as a responsible breeder? Ugh... So simplistic... Makes me think the person doesn’t have very good reasoning skills or ability to think period...

The dog folks I hang around with IRL are pretty darned cool (or I wouldn’t hang with them lol). Among us we have a mix of pure bred breeder dogs, pure bred rescues, and rescued mutts. We think they’re all awesome

Now that I think about it, all of my friends who are breeders also have rescue dogs. Either of their breed or of another breed. One does a ton of fostering and transport for her breed rescue. Another fosters as well... Huh... hadn’t added that up.

I’ve not run across any anti-rescuing sentiment, but I have come across people who are less than impressed with the dog who is a rescue if that makes sense.

There is the anti mutt snobbery of course, but also the idea that any dog not raised from puppyhood isn’t going to be as good as ____. I’m not sure what goes in that blank, but you get the idea.

Its not that I get the feeling people are against rescuing, its more the idea that a rescue dog is “less than”. So its more of a “oh that’s nice of you to lower yourself to get a rescue dog”. But honestly, those aren’t the folks I hang out with or who’s opinion holds any weight for me
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:44 AM
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Have definitely run into this. I photographed shelter dogs for 2yrs., so became friends with quite a few "hardcore" rescue people. When I *gasp* got Sako from a breeder, a lot of them were just shocked.
Mind you, they knew I got Wilson & Piper from BYB's (Wilson before I knew better, Piper because I couldn't leave her in the conditions she was in), never had any issues with that, go figure!

I usually get the people who are all "No one should be breeding!".. but then you come back with "..but, you realize there'd eventually be no dogs left, right?" and they get all huffy.

I have a couple "friends" still left on my FB who make it a point to comment on Wilson & Piper's pictures that I post, and completely ignore any of Sako's, as if he doesn't exist. It's actually the main reason I got out of photographing the shelter dogs.. I just couldn't deal with the mentality of a lot of the people anymore. It's unfortunate too.. but it is what it is.

I haven't heard much anti-rescue stuff. The only thing I sometimes hear is how nutty some rescues are with their qualifications to adopt. Or people who just aren't comfortable rescuing and would rather go with a breeder instead. Have never heard anyone say "Ew.. rescue dog??"
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