Thursday, May 24, 2018

Good Vs Bad Breeder: What Is A Back Yard Breeder (BYB)?

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Category: Want a Schnauzer

What is a backyard breeder (BYB)?
a backyard breeder is not  a hobby/show breeder.  A Backyard Breeder is small volume breeder who breeds just for the sake of breeding .
These individuals do not have the volume of a puppy mill. but actually do more damage because in this classification is also the just one litter , and irresponsible pet owners .There are a few sub classifications of back yard breeder. Those breeding indiscriminately , purely for profit.. some common marketing techniques are , "rare color" , "oversized  warlock dogs "  , undersized "teacup/mini/micro mini" , dogs , mixes labeled with "cute names ", misleading representation of a breeds.

What is a backyard breeder (BYB)?

a backyard breeder is not  a hobby/show breeder.  A Backyard Breeder is small volume breeder who breeds just for the sake of breeding .

These individuals do not have the volume of a puppy mill. but actually do more damage because in this classification is also the just one litter , and irresponsible pet owners .

There are a few sub classifications of back yard breeder.

Those breeding indiscriminately , purely for profit.. some common marketing techniques are , "rare color" , "oversized  warlock dogs "   , undersized "teacup/mini/micro mini" , dogs , mixes labeled with "cute names ", misleading representation of a breeds .

A larger backyard breeder will have  several dogs and breed at every heat cycle , does not participate in any dog sports and their own dogs have not been finished . Have  no actual "breeding program" to define and better the breed.  Dog, bitch and puppies may or may not have any health guarantee, rarely the dogs  have been checked for  good genetics (eyes , elbows , hips and what ever genetic ailments  are common to their breed). Also back yard breeders will try to gloss over what they actually have claiming CH lineage  , or rare colors .. ect..


Somethings to keep in mind, this goes for many breeds but bringing it home to the miniature schnauzer for example .


http://www.mscc.ca/article.html schnauzer genetics
http://www.healthgene.com/canine/C128_miniature_schnauzer.asp
http://www.wy-os.net/ms_coat.html


If the breeder says I have "rare colors" none of the following are accepted schnauzer colors :

Liver/Chocolate -- This color is not encouraged in the breed because it is not acceptable in the breed standard
Parti/colored-- piebald or patched markings .
Phantom--a dilute coat color. Introduced thru crosses with other breeds
Spotted- Spotting has not occurred since 1929, and even then the Pinscher Schnauzer Club questioned the purity of the dogs
Black and Tan ---- miss colored unacceptable
White: there are several Articles on this site outlining why this color is not accepted in the united states
Super Coated- a very fluffy, thick Soft,, pomeranian type coat. Normally because the dog was crossed with a pomeranian. Often they are shown on websites laying down , sporting cocker spaniel clips to offset the weak backends.





Backyard Breeder
( any combination, it may be clean and sanitary but the  things they have  in common are those bolded)

  • Motive for breeding: "fun", "good for kids", "to make money". Does not screen buyers and seldom refuses to sell, even if buyer is unsuitable.  

 

  • Breeds the family pet to any convenient pet of the same breed just to have purebred pups. Has no understanding or concern with genetics, pedigree bloodlines, or breed improvement.
 
  • Though the pets (sire/dam of pups) may be well loved, they were not tested for hip dysplasia or for other genetic problems such as cardiomyopathy and hypothyroidism.
 
  • Offers no health guarantee beyond proof of shots, if that. Unqualified to give help if problems develop.    
  • Seller has little knowledge of breed history, the national breed club or of the breed standard. May claim this does not matter for "just pets".
 
  • Pups raised in makeshift accommodations, sometimes unsanitary, indicating lack of long-term investment in breeding and lack of true care for the puppies well-being.    
  • Even when selling "just pets", may produce AKC papers or "championship pedigrees" as proof of quality. Yet seller does not increase his own knowledge through participation in national, regional, or local breed clubs. Is not involved in showing their dogs to "prove" quality.
 
  • May be unwilling to show a buyer the entire litter or to introduce the dam of the litter.Cannot or will not compare/critique pups or pup’s ancestors.

   

  • Prices are at the low end of local range, since must move pups quickly. Advertises in the local newspaper classifieds.

   

  • No concern for the future of individual pups or the breed as a whole. Does not use AKC’s limited registration option or ask for spay/neuter contract to guard against the breeding of sub-standard pups. If you cannot keep pup, tells you to take it to a dog pound or to sell it.