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    I know there is a few people here that tear shreads off people that try and re home their dogs on DF or in general.

    I was just on Dogzonline as usual looking up cute dream Bulldog puppies when I seen a link to older dogs.

    I was actually very surprised at the amount of older dogs being rehomed from breeders. Why is that ok but a family changing circumstance not ok?

    The most common reason was "Not suitable for breeding or retired from show"

    So once they have got all they can out of them they are turfed?

    How is that any more fair then a family doing it?

    This just really hit a nerve for some reason! Mind you there is a few brits in there I would take in a heart beat!
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    Breeders often sell their older retired dogs.
    They are running a business, so the dogs aren't really their pets
    It's all in the dogs best interest.

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    What pugger said.

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    There are many reasons why a dog maybe re-homed by a breeder. As you already know, they can be re-homed if they are not suitable for showing or they are being retired from breeding.

    Many breeders adore their dogs and they are part of their family so I am not sure that you could say they do it for business reasons. However, they can only own so many before they are classified as nutcases with too many dogs or beofre they start breaking the law in some states with dog limits, plus, most people are sensible and know that they can not look after too many dogs adequately. Therefore, if they want to keep up with a good breeding program, they have to introduce new dogs. They can't keep adding dogs without taking some away or they would become overcrowded and be possibly accused of hoarding.
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    I still dont understand how its any different. I would hope that they are treated similar to how a pet would be treated while they own them. So isnt it the same as a family rehoming?

    Anne I posted this before your answer came up!
    Last edited by Bulldog_Lover; 07-14-2011 at 11:00 AM.
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    I have noticed this happening to and I will say that this is a practise that I don't like.
    They are all okay, while they are making money for them, then they are discarded like waste on the local tip when their usefullness has gone.
    From what I have read and noticed this is one thing that Greyhound Breeder and Race Horses owners do quite a lot of.
    They race them, then for whatever reason they get rid of them. I could be way wrong but it seems this way to me.

    Some thing has to be done where these people have a running fund for their Greyhound and Horses, so that when their usefullness to them is over. They have the funds to care for them for the years after.
    By all means find new homes but surely they have a duty of care for them after the time has past them by.

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    Totally understand where you're coming from, i have just acquired a 6 month old puppy from a breeder because she was no longer suitable to show (has an underbite) but i guess breeders view things in a different light..for them it's a business and if they are able to successfully re-home a dog to a loving home then why not. I like to think that we are now showing our pup a much better life than she would have had at a breeders. Not sure what they do if they are unsuccessful in finding a home but from what i saw at the particular breeder we got Abbie from, it absolutely broke her heart to have to get rid of her.

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    My thoughts are more along the lines that the breeder want to give the dog a nice retirement. A more homey home, with people who will give it more one on one. Most, I know not all, breeders have many dogs, so each individual dog does not get as much attention.
    It is very different when you have only one or two dogs. Relationships are different. So many Breeders give the retired dogs this opportunity.
    Also some Breeders have re-homes, because they take back pups they have bred and/or Rescue their breed. Which is what my Breeder does.
    Pets are forever

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    One reason... Practicality.

    Good breeders will consistently and regularly turn out good dogs, and of course, they want to keep the next generation to keep improving the breed.

    If breeders kept every dog they bred to be a stud dog or to show every big name breeder would have to have acres and acres of property with hundreds of dogs... it just doesn't work.
    I see it as being different than a person rehoming their pet because these dogs, although they have been part of the family, they ARE part of a bigger cause (improving the breed).
    Most breeders will not just toss dogs away because they are of no use any more, they only do so if they truly do not have the room and the next "big thing" comes along.

    My boys breeder currently has 18 dogs on the go, she fosters them out where she can so that they are living with another family, but she takes them to shows on weekends. When their show or breeding career is over they are desexed and stay with that family.

    My mum on the other hand has been showing for 25 years and has only ever rehomed one adult dog (she had 8 dogs at the time), she currently has 1 show/breeding dog and 4 retired house pets, they will be there until the day they die.
    But in saying that mum is only a small-time breeder, in that time she has had 6 litters, not much for a quarter of a century.

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    I can see the arguments on both sides, but tend to side with Bulldog Lover and Rid. I've seen lots of arguments around the place from breeders who reiterate that they aren't operating a business, they breed for the love of it, they make no money from it and lose out on every litter.. etc. So I don't think there's such a huge difference either.

    That said, I am less anti-rehoming of dogs than some, too. While I find it abhorrent to see people rehoming because they "don't have time" or are moving to a house with a smaller yard etc - I also understand that in some cases, unforeseen events come up and people have to make heartbreaking decisions. If they act in the dog's best interests, I see that as a different situation. I differentiate between someone dumping their dog at the pound, and someone making an attempt to rehome and find a suitable owner. Even if that's in conjunction with or through a rescue.

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