It is fantastic that you are open to learning about the issues and hearing another view.
I agree most people are unaware of the issues. The staggering issues are very well and deliberately hidden. They dont want anyone to know...
I truly hope you spend some time researching and learning all you can before making a decision.
Anne has given you great info and has great experience.
It is all about choosing not to support an industry notorious for inhumane and irresponsible breeding practices. And while these people pump out massive numbers of puppies for profit, who often suffer health and behavioural problems. Others are sitting in a pound or shelter having their precious lives snuffed out.
A good repuatable rescue group or registered breeder is most certainly the way to go. You will have a wonderful puppy and support for the life of the bub.
"There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"