A large commercial breeder in Quebec was raided over the weekend, and over 500 dogs were confiscated.
The breeder is Paws R Us, which previously proudly called itself the largest commercial breeder in Canada.
There will always be a problem out there when the mentality is "bigger/volume is better". Just this weekend we met a young guy who proudly said that his dog was one of 12 in the litter, and that there were lots of other dogs 'there' (at the BYB) and because of that he got his 'purebred' black lab for only $75. I cringed and could almost visualize the horrible situation the dogs were in. We need to keep getting across to people that BYBs who do not care about anything other than $$ need to be put out of business.
She is hear as so basenji like in her play - I've only introduced her to 1 of my males and they are getting along fine. I however have a nasty cold so I'm mostly sleeping and she is having to be in a pen unless I can watch her. She also has the beginnings of a UTI so she is piddling everywhere - which has not been fun so her movement in my house is a bit restricted until we get a handle on it.