What IS a BYB?
BYB is an abbreviation, meaning - Backyard Breeder, which is a term used to describe irresponsible breeding of animals. Often this is due to ignorance or neglect where an amimal in care becomes pregant because the owner has failed to have them desexed. In other cases animals are deliberatly bred so the animals can be sold to pet shops or new owners.
Backyard breeding contributes to the overpopulation of animals in the community. Uncontrolled breeding and overpopluation ultimately leads to the euthanasia of fit and healthy unwanted animals every year.
With the tragic number of shelter animals losing their lives from lack of homes. It is always recommended NOT to purchase from backyard breeders, pet shops or puppy mills and that people seeking a pet will adopt from a shelter, rescue group or registered breeder.
There are many differences between a responsible breeder and irrisponsible breeder:
In relation to Dogs/pups, an irrisponsible breeder usually has a dog as a pet, intending to breed in order to beifit his/herself, this could be to experience the miricle of the birth, to keep one or two of the pups for themselves as a play mate for another pet or to make a bit of money. Irrisponsible breeders believe it is as easy as throwing two dogs together to make puppies, that it is and should be an easy and natural process.
Responsible breeders on the other hand do not, and only have the Dogs interests in mind. Responsible breeders do not sell their pups to pet stores. Pups are raised with much planning, socialization and medical attention. They vaule their reputation for seeking to improve the breed. They breed only dogs that are themselves good pets and fine representatives of their breed. A reponsible breeder will evaluate the health of their bitch or stud by testing for a number of things such as OFA (hip radiographic certification), CERF (Canine Eye Registry Foundation), Penn-Hip (hip joint laxity), SAS (subaortic stenosis, a heart defect common in some breeds), and thyroid. Blood tests and papers for both Bitch and Stud dogs to detect for sexually transitted diseases, like Brucellosis, proir to breeding a litter. By having these tests, it will reduce the chances of producing an unhealthy puppy. A responsible breeder will also be perpard to provide a full, lifetime written garantee covering genetic disease and temperament problems.
It is for this reason many people are annoyed at people still want to breed from their dogs...Unless you are a registered breeder PLEASE do not increase the number of pups born into a world without a certain future.
Encourage people to adopt from a shelter or rescue organisation, If it is a purebred you are looking for, then try a breed rescue or registered breeder. Never purchase from a pet shop, commercial kennel or backyard breeder! The outcome of that would be more and more euthanased pups than ever before, as a result of overpopulation. So PLEASE I ASK YOU TO RECONSIDER BYB and get your dog/s desexed!!