Friday, April 24, 2009

Commercial Breeders Produce Healthy Puppies?

On one of the canine genetics lists someone has questioned why it would "not be possible that commercial breeders are careful to produce healthy puppies", afterall "market forces ... must control the quality of these operations" because "if you have a bad product, the word spreads fast, you get a bad reputation and you are no longer able to sell your product".

One would think (and hope) that would be the case, but in fact most commercial puppy buyers are unaware of the conditions from where pet stores and online brokers acquire puppies.

Here are 14 links that distinguish between the various types of breeders and dog producers and how purpose and goals drive the breeding operations:

Types of Breeders

Evaluating A Pet Dog Breeder

Puppy Mills

The price of puppies, literally

Hobby vs. Commercial Or Wholesale Persian Cat Breeder

Dog Breeders

How to Distinguish Reputable Breeders from Any Other Dog Breeders

What Is A Dog Breeder?

Evaluating A Breeder

How to find a reputable breeder

Breeder of Westminster winner Uno has a few words for PETA


How Responsible Breeders Differ from Backyard Breeders and Pet Shops

Stop Puppy Mills - Survivor Stories

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