Backyard Breeders Advocate Demise
There are so many new breeds of canines. The dogs are being produced by what is termed backyard breeders: individuals who breed dogs without conceptually understanding what they are doing. They get into breeding simply for the money that they will make from the venture.
Although these so-called breeders may create some very cute dog breeds by mixing two or more existing breeds (such as the newer Sheepadoodle), because they are not truly professionals, the dogs – as well as those purchasing the dogs – may suffer because of their ignorance. What else is truly disturbing is that the AKC is actually supporting the breeders thus increasing their drive and momentum.
What many families are finding out by introducing these new blends of canines into their home environment is that the relationship ends in heartbreak. Since the dog breeds have not been mixed before, the outcomes are just being realized. What is also being realized is that some of these individuals are breeding the dogs unprofessionally, causing sicknesses (many times due to unclean breeding environments), like acute cases of Giardia, which is ending the life of the dogs because it is unable to be controlled.
Worse yet, the families that lose their beloved puppy or young dog are not through with the hurt. On top of losing their furry best friend, the so-called professionals refuse to be professional any longer. Phone calls are no longer received, statistics are no longer monitored, money is not returned, and puppies are no longer available. While heart-wrenching to the families, it should be viewed as downright criminal in the dog world!
If you know of anyone looking to purchase a new breed of dog, warn them about the outcomes that many families are experiencing. Discuss with them how to gather the appropriate information so that the heartbreak does not become theirs in the future.
Backyard breeders need to be stopped – not encouraged by the authorities in the industry!
Melissa Stoneburner began writing about dogs two years ago. She is still an author on Examiner.com, Helium and Hubpages and works with Animal Rescue Foundation, Illinois as the Community Outreach Program Manager. Find Melissa on Facebook and Twitter.