okay so I thought I was settled in my opinions and I though I knew where I stood on the whole subject of ethical breeding but I am really starting to second guess myself. Going through this experience with Billie and talking with so many breeders, vets and animal professionals has really made me need to sit and re-think my ideas of ethical breeding.
I think that there are some breeders who people would say are great and really care about their dogs but when you look past the facade it really looks like they are just doing it for the money.
take for example a breeder I know who is registered and has a tonne of titles.
puppies are $2000 each none come vet checked, all vaccinations and microchipping is done by the breeder, the breeder has 8 bitches and each bitch has one litter per year thats 8 litters a year, the breeder also has twin 3 year old kids and works full time I just can’t imagine how they have the time for the dogs
each dog is on contract but imagine if each litter was say 10 puppies (large breed) if each person said I cant look after this dog any more and gave it back he would be stuck with 80 puppies (judging from one year worth of breeding)
I understand this is very unlikely but if you breed a litter you should know that you will be able to take each and every puppy back if need be
IDK maybe I am just being picky but it seems yucky to me