I am not convinced that pet shops are bad seeing the two that operate in my local area. Almost all the dogs that we meet when we go to the dog park came from either of these two shops and it seems most owners are happy and the local vet is too. I think it is because of the integrity and breeder rerlationsships built up over the years. It is probably quite a high cost business model to have proper professional breeder suppliers for each puppy including genetic certificates and the normal vaccinations, mainly spoodles and moodles sell for $1300 each. I got mine cheap at only $1050. I think the comments on this forum may apply more generally to the undoubted majority of dodgy pet shops out there, and it is these that are the justifiable target of your criticism.