"I don't see ANY REASON why someone should go to a breeder instead of adopting one of the thousands of homeless animals available. Show dogs? WHO CARES? Is having a dog you can put into some frivolous competition more important than stopping over breeding and neglect or giving a home to an animal that was abandoned and is relying upon people like YOU to give them a good home? I don't think it is. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with showing dogs, but it's just not priority here."
"I'm an absolute believer that ANYONE who breeds dogs/cats when there are millions dying due to a lack of homes, is part of the problem. Shelter/rescue mixed breed animals aren't inferior to purebreds and many are purebreds if you feel you must have one"
"There is no such thing as a "Reputable" breeder. Anyone who can look at a living, breathing animal and view it as a commodity to use in order to make money, can hardly be called reputable. Of course in our society it seems perfectly acceptable to use an animal to make money, without regard for whether or not the animal wishes to be used in such a manner."
"It is plain and simple…. when you breed an animal you are adding to the problem. Some of your puppiesyou breed will end up in a shelter, and for every person that buys a dog... there is one less person to adopt one. Everytime you breed your dog you should go to the shelter and look down the isle, and tell those animals they don't deserve a home because of who their mom and dad were. "
Just to point out a few that caught my eye...the people who made these comments are just being very narrow minded in my opinion about breeders. Here was my response:
"It is the puppymills & BYB that cause the problem of pet overpopulation & ultimately the death of innocent animals, not the legitimate breeders. My current dog is from a breeder & I LEGALLY have to give the dog back to her if I can no longer care for him. It's breeders like that who help the crowding of shelters. It's the mills who destroy breeds & cause shelter crowding because they are solely for profit. Point the finger at puppymills not at breeders who btw DO NOT end up making nearly any profit from breeding. "