B & Piper wrote:
yes but the ones in shelters are dying because theres not enough homes for them and because of the breeds repuation
i chose to get my dog from a responsible breeder so therefore am guilty for what some BYB did. there is over breedin with every breed of dogs. if i wanted to adopt a dog i would. i had the chance to own one of the last dogs from the late tanya of cold steel pits and very proud to have some of her dogs. i would not trade him for anything in the world. adoption is a personal decition every dog owner gets to make. thats why this country is so great. if i want a puppy i get a pup if i want to adopt i adopt. in my case i chose to get a pup from a respectable kennel. my decition and my option. as that you should respect it. at the end if my dog gets sick you will not pay the bill. if he runs out of food and water you will not feed him. its my sole responsability to care and love them. and as such if i breed is my job to MAKE sure they end up in good houses. the contracts sign before hand, meet and interview the future owners, inspect living facilities and ensure their well being. thats what a responsible owner does.[/quote]
I think that they are mainly questioning you possibly breeding your dog, not buying a dog from a breeder. The large majority of this forum is for breeding to better the breed...And that's it. Meaning extensive health testing, obtaining titles, and the breeding of dogs who perfectly fit the breed standard. No need to add to the extensive overpopulation of dogs in general. You have the opportunity to learn a lot here. So welcome![/quote]
yes that is exactly what i'm doing esp since i've seen dogs that came from "good breeders" at shelters when ended up in the end put down due to not enough homes.