Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What Is A Commercial Breeder?

  Family News Story - WSOC Charlotte  - March 14, 2011

"One who usually has several breeds of dogs breeding for the commercial market and has profit as their primary motive to breed. Many times the bottom line is their only concern, cutting corners where ever possible.

The dogs may be healthy or not and the kennel may be clean or not. They may not raise the puppies with plenty of environmental and human contact and are not socialized. The dogs are probably not screened for genetic diseases, and the breeding stock is probably not selected for resemblance to the breed standard or for good health or temperament.

Their puppies usually have many genetic diseases and are not considered to be the healthiest.  Their dogs do not compete at dog shows and do not have their championship title.  Commercial breeders sell their puppies to brokers whom then sell the puppies to pet stores all over the world or to research facilities."

(from the article) Puppy Mill Dogs SPEAK!: Happy Stories and Helpful AdviceOUR MISSION: To inform and educate people about the differences between an ethical/responsible breeder, a commercial breeder, a puppy mill, a broker, a backyard breeder and where pet store puppies come from. Our hope is to emphasize the differences between a planned well-bred dog verses a dog that was just bred to have puppies and make money.

Our goal is to help make a difference and put an end to the misery suffering of millions of dogs locked away."

Back in July of 2010, I posted "Purchasing a Vizsla so it doesn't end up in rescue."

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