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    Gah! I found an infuriating facebook pet group the other day. Its like a back yard breeder haven! If you say anything that goes against the grain though you either get kicked off or the posts are deleted.

    There are litters of BYB pups some with ridiculous prices.. like the unpapered blue stafford pups for 1200-1500 each too many give away's for silly reasons like we are moving house and I will now have to keep my cat indoors and I don't want it near my baby!

    Oh and the training advice given... lol someone asked the other day how to stop their dog killing chickens, a number of people suggested tying the dead chicken around the dogs neck and letting it walk around with it there. One chick was like oh my dog loved the rotting chicken when I did it, she gobbled it up!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Disgusting, how can anybody support these groups with so much knowledge out there, dont they have a conscience? I would be hiding my head in shame knowing a puppy died while I paid money to a 'Greeder' I too have had posts deleted when I have gently tried to make a point. The sooner they bring in compulsory sterilization for dogs and cats for all but registered breeders the better.

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    Did you email FB and explain what they are doing? You can get it taken down I maybe.........?

    Do you have a link?
    Feel free to have a look at our canine health supplement site - kingly-pet.com

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    just curious why do you think cos a breeder is registered they will be ethical?? most puppy mills all around the world are legal and registered.

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    Good point Muttboy, in an ideal (dream) world only those that are RSPCA approved. Breeders that have proved they are sticking to the standard, have health checks, including temperament should have a license. I can see why somebody may have a liking for a certain breed and they could put their name down but for the rest of us their are plenty of dogs in rescues to choose from.

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    the best breeders i know in several countries are small scale back yard hobby breeders. most commercial mainstream breeders fall well below them in terms of quality of dog bred and health and well being of them.

    too easy to make labels up. people need to look at themselves first.

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    No puppy mills are breeding ANKC registered dogs that I know of. No pupply mills would allow 18 months between litters for a start. There are less than ideal registered breeders out there but you run a better chance of of finding an ethical breeder if you're buying a registered pup

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    well i know several successful ANKC breeders that would fit my description of a puppy mill, we may have different definitions. if a breeder is supplying food, water and shelter they are not going to be bothered by the RSPCA or the ANKC that much but to any average decent person they are a puppy factory/mill.

    as a side note, altho i don't have a link to a study some professional opinions are that back to back breedings for less total litters and while the mother is young may actually be better for the female?

    the way to find an ethical breeder is to find an ethical breeder and to know the difference.
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    no puppy mills are breeding ANKC registered dogs that I know of
    I know of at least four. Two in my state. It's not good but ANKC / the local affiliate, can be a bit toothless unless someone presents proof. We really should get the litters and etc on a database and then it will be easy to see. But someone churning out more than 30 puppies a year, every year, some up to hundreds of puppies across several different breeds, and not ever showing, trialing, training, participating in breed specific sports or clubs or doing anything to "better the breed" - certainly qualifies as my idea of a puppy mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I know of at least four. Two in my state. It's not good but ANKC / the local affiliate, can be a bit toothless unless someone presents proof. We really should get the litters and etc on a database and then it will be easy to see. But someone churning out more than 30 puppies a year, every year, some up to hundreds of puppies across several different breeds, and not ever showing, trialing, training, participating in breed specific sports or clubs or doing anything to "better the breed" - certainly qualifies as my idea of a puppy mill.
    I know of one in your state breeding amstaffs(i'm sure you know who i mean) that appears to be less than ideal but I wouldn't apply the puppy mill tag to them, from what I've seen. It is a shame that such breeders can ply their trade whilst under the ANKC umbrella but from what I've seen they are certainly MUCH better than the, what i refer to as, true puppy mills.

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