Ask a Border Collie to jump and it'd say, "how high?", ask a Kelpie and he'll ask, "why?"
As individual dogs each one is as worthy as another - however - we as humans have a responsibility - and that responsibility means not breeding for our selfishness alone - and come on - all breeders breed to get something for themselves - whether it be satisfaction or something else
OK...let me backtrack a bit....I said....if you buy from a BYB or a cross bred dog...you are enabling that side of the pet industry...period and that is when all hell broke loose. If you breed cross bred dogs...then YES you are a BYB, because you sure as hell are not a registered breeder...breeding for temperament...soundness and health! If you ARE a registered breeder...breeding solely for...lets say...coat colour as in blue Staffies to obtain more money for a pup...for financial gain without taking into account any health or temperament issue...then you are a BYB too! If you breed from your Limited register dog (which was put on limited for a reason because IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR BREEDING)...then you are a BYB! If you mass-produce puppies...then you are a puppy mill regardless of having a breeders prefix or not.
Cross bred dogs are the majority of dogs coming through shelters/pounds. If people stopped breeding X breeds...the influx of puppies/dogs in shelters would SIGNIFICANTLY reduce! It would also SIGNIFICANTLY reduce the amount of dogs/puppies being PTS every single year!
OF COURSE it is easier to backtrack health and temperament issues in papered dogs! Instead of dealing with...lets say...10 different breeds with their own breeding lines, spread all over the country side with NO documentation...you are dealing with ONE breed...each dog/bitch having their own breeding line and it can be backtracked AND documented should anything arise!
I count terriers as swf too Tkay - not just malt/shih etc - and there were a few of them too.
many of the something x dogs would be oodles.
Wait til a month or two after christmas - pounds will be full of christmas presents.
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