Originally Posted by BCsncritters
my wrote an articale about this very thing actually. "responsable" breeders make it so hard to get a puppy that its these breeders that are keeping puppy mills and BYBs in buisness, telling someone they cant have a puppy wont stop them from getting one, you mid as well say "sorry you cant have one from me, why dont you try that puppy mill over there?" PMs and BYBs are around because they breed what the people want, while "responsable" breeders refuse to breed what people wantn and declair that anyone who does is a BYB well no small wonder BYBs and PMs make it big while the reputable breeders have a hard time
Responsible breeders don't make it hard to get a puppy - they make it worth the wait and the upfront cost is money saved down the road. In the long run, it's the Responsible breeder that carefully selects the right home and environment for the pups and they help in matching temperaments suited to prospective owners.
Telling someone they can't have a puppy - I'm not sure what you mean by this but if a "responsible" breeder doesn't feel the environment is going to be the right one for the dogs they work so hard to breed - well, isn't that in the best interest of the puppy AND the prospective owner? Responsible breeders are looking out for everyone's best interest.
I don't understand what you mean by "Responsible breeders don't breed what the people want"... what do the people want? An impulse puppy? Today I want a pup and I want it right now? So they go to the Petstore (which supports the Puppy Mill) or the Back Yard breeder that didn't put a lot of thought into the litter they bred- and they get their puppy today. That is a perfect example of how the unscrupulous stay in business.
That's not a responsible way to get a dog and I've written on the subject too. I'm not quite sure what you mean by your statement.
Of course there are always going to be Back Yard Breeders, not all puppies that come from a Back Yard Breeders are poor quality. There are some people who do take great care in breeding their dogs, just not on a big scale. I think we can all agree that Puppy Mills should be shut down. They serve no purpose in preserving the qualities in any breed.
I don't understand how you can say that Back Yard Breeders make it big - they still incur a tremendous cost when they set out to breed their dog. I'm not saying that I'm a proponant of Back Yard Breeders - I'm just saying that I don't know where you got your information
I back Nicole on her statements... Responsible Breeders make it worth it.