I figure, if you keep coming back here to read, you probably find my ramblings thought provoking and fun or maybe it's entertaining to watch me unload. It could be, you thrive on subjecting yourself to torture. Who am I to judge!
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This is one of those posts where I stray away from daily laughs and share something I feel passionate about.
I fully support, encourage ethical and responsible breeding programs and reputable rescue organizations. To responsibly breed a dog, a breeder needs to embark on a continuous learning journey. There is so much more to being an ethical breeder than breeding a dog and knowing how to welp puppies.
Responsible breeding goes way beyond breeding for conformation; it is a committment to breeding for quality health, longevity and temperment. Ethical breeders strive to minimize genetic disease in their breeding program by conducting health tests (no cheating either). You too have a job as a responsible pet owner. It's your responsibility to research your breed for genetic health issues and seek breeders that proudly share written proof of their test results.
I have no tolerance for skipping corners, turning a blind eye and double talk. Those are the things backyard breeders and irresponsible owners do.
Here is a long, but MUST see video! I thank Canine Review, a magazine "Celebrating Canadian pruebreed dogs, people and events" for tipping me off to watch this video. It's a cartoon skillfully dialogued to hit home on the complexity of breeding. The video illustrates the difference between a hobby breeder and a backyard breeder. A must watch people!
~ Ramblings by Debbie
Ethical Breeding Article by a great friend!
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