I'm not too familiar with the details of what a Backyard Breeder is, other than it's a less than reputable individual breeding puppies for money rather than the integrity of the breed.
That being said… A friend of mine has 3 Dachshunds, and her female and the stud have had two litters. All of the puppies (but one they recently kept) were sold. Even more recently, she bred her stud with her neighbors Dachshund and so the neighbors liter was born about 2 months ago.
The neighbor is selling her puppies as AKC Dachshunds when I have a pretty good feeling that the parents (her female, and my friend's stud) are not registered as AKC dogs. To make matters worse, it is VERY unlikely that the puppies have ever seen a vet, or will be seen before they are sold.
I worry that puppies because are not being cared for as they should be in a house with a 2 year old and 6 month old. Their home is very unclean, and they have a very limited income which leads me to believe that they are only having puppies for the money.
What in the world do I, or can I do? It's not really my business I suppose, but I just feel for the puppies knowing that they are being taken advantage of. The females are being sold at an additional charge for breeding rights, but these people do not come across as "real bright" to me, so I just have my doubts that this is being done legitimately.
I realize this is off topic, and I apologize for the ramblings, but I just don't think I can sleep right knowing what they're doing