>>I AM NOT OPENING THIS UP TO A SH!TFIGHT.<<
I know a lot of people here see a clean line.
Reg.purebred breeders are real breeders.
Cross bred or non reg. breeders are not real breeders and must be puppy farmers.
Reg. breeders = good
non-reg. = bad
I thought I might put something forward to the more open minded of you.
I am a reg. breeder. My dogs are reg. I value everything that stands for and believe that there is a code all breeders should live by.
BUT the thing is, I know some god aweful reg. breeders who may as well be puppy farmers for all they care about their animals. They are horrid people and their animals are not healthy genetically, physically or mentally. AND some of these people sell entire litters for rediculse amounts of money because they can win in the ring, because they have the BIG names. I dont care how many points they have won if their dogs are unhealthy! Those people make me more sick than your average byb because THEY KNOW BETTER!!
So... just because they are reg. does not mean a hell of a lot to me.
Now I turn my views toward BYB or non-reg. breeders.
I know a breeder of labradoodles, YES I say that is their breed. This breeder has been breeding for about 20 years, with imported, bred-true lines. EVERYTHING is tested, back more generations than most reg. lines go. Her dogs are some of the most healthy dogs I have seen both mental and physical. They are lovely dogs, she is a lovely person, and she only breeds for assistance dogs. One is even a guide dog! The ONLY reason she is not reg is because they are not recognised as a breed in Australia. I have no problem calling her a breeder. If I needed one of her dogs for the programe, I would get one.
But as we all know there are plenty of people out there who range from just breeding their pet, to breeding so called "designer dogs" who are in it for the money, who do not care for their dogs like they should, who do not look after the puppies they produce. Some people who have rows upon rows of welping bitches in cages... Those people make me sick. I can not understand how they could do it.
I guess what I am saying is that registration just means they can afford the dogs with papers not that they are good or decent. And just because someone doesnt have registration it does not mean that they are a horrid person. There are far too many discusting people on both sides, just as there are good people on both sides. IF they test and care for their dogs and the pups they produce, and IF they produce good tempered and healthy dogs, then I do not have a problem with them.
Well that is where I draw the line... what about you?
Please remember this is not open to a sh!tfight. If you have an oppinion, please let us know, but in the most polite way you can.