a friend has been looking for a staffie pup (of course she will only have a blue coloured one). I hooked her up with an excellent breeder that has been breeding staffies since the 70's and titles them in obed, rally and shows, thoroughly health tests all the breeding stock before the majority of dog breeders ever heard of health testing. has impeccable records of all her heath certs and the whereabouts and life history of every pup she bred and sold. screens all her buyers and just does everything right because she loves her dogs, loves the breed and is just a great person.
anyhoo my friend passed on her because she does not breed for blue dogs. she has gone through the internet and is buying from someone that guarantees her blues, I said that may not be possible in a litter. the breeder told her she is expecting 40 puppies as all her females are conformed preggers. she will have as many again in a few more weeks and they both had a laugh at me because out of that many pups all bred for blue they obviously are going to get a blue. I asked about health testing and my friend showed me a pic of one of the breeders dogs sitting on a surf board - proof they are healthy. the dogs of course had heads like water buffalo and tiny little legs and massive bodies.
I tried talking through some of this but could see I was going to get called an elitist snob and strain the friendship, why do people smart in every other aspect of their lives so dumb and sure they are right with dogs.
I just smiled, said nothing and walked away.
another friend asked all about becoming a registered breeder, I started going through some basic common sense things and again got the ire of being an elitist snob, she breed mini-foxies by the truck load to sell in the sunday classifieds.....
I am going to just stop talking to pet owners, not worth the frustration.