I can only assume that none of you own mixed breed dogs??? and that obviously you all come from middle to wealthy homes? ever had a little kid and thought hmmm, I think bub would love a pup, coz who can deny that having a dog is a wonderful thing for a child and the dogs love being a little boy or girls shadow. There is no way in hell that i can afford a breeders pup, and also no way in hell i would buy a pup/dog from the pound that may have underlying, health or personality issues to do with past treatment or breed issues. my family has always got their dogs from friends and family as you have a well known history from people you know and trust of these dogs behavioural and congentital issues. not to mention mixed breed dogs do not have half of the health problems that pure bred ones do. piece of paper or not i will not pay $1200 for a family pet only to have someone tell me that i can not breed my own dog and that i have to have her or his insides ripped out, cut up or just plain hacked off. and you all think that this is in the best interest of your dogs???? all of my dogs get vaccinated, frontlined and very well treated so i do not stint on them in any way, why do people have to be breed snobs?? Though i do agree, if anyone grabbed my dog I would be verrryy angry. that is my 2 cents.