Thursday, May 24, 2018

How To Spot A Good Vs Bad Breeder . What Is A Puppymill?

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What is a puppymill?  

 In short it is a large "commercial" breeder , that breeds only for profit and quantity by expending as little cost as possible.

Although these are normally large dirty facilities there are also "upscale" puppy mills, places that have large quantities of dogs that are bred consistently, literally churning out puppies weekly. This "breeder" creates poorly bred, designer puppies in "rare " colors, lies on her website with copious amounts of misleading and false information.  While she pumps out Hundreds of $1500.00 mutts to uneducated buyers. Her own Bitches suffer, being bred heat after heat .

What is a puppymill?  

 In short it is a large "commercial" breeder , that breeds only for profit and quantity by expending as little cost as possible.

Although these are normally large dirty facilities there are also "upscale" puppy mills, places that have large quantities of dogs that are bred consistently, literally churning out puppies weekly.

One that recently came to my attention is one "high class puppy-mill" in Orlando Florida, who even has an  elaborate "puppy birthing room" with  baby cribs, decked out in frilly decorations ,  with 24/7 birthing monitors.

No amount of electronics and fancy decorating makes up for breeding indiscriminately, creating dogs with no thought to their type, appearance, health, or taking into consideration the thousands of Schnauzers that are in  need of homes, who are currently on death row in shelters around the country.

This "breeder" creates poorly bred, designer puppies in "rare " colors, lies on her website with copious amounts of misleading and false information.  While she pumps out Hundreds of $1500.00 mutts to uneducated buyers. Her own Bitches suffer, being bred heat after heat .

It's because of people like this I created this site to inform educate and hopefully toss a very large wrench in this greedy unethical practice thru public education.

Another thing to remember is that Papers mean very little, even AKC papers. Much to the despair of the breed club the AKC will register anything  including off-colors if the breeder claims that the  dogs are purebred. Even though the breed club which is the actual gate keeper of the breed has requested them to deny registration to anything that doesn't fit the set breed standard.  Papers are not a stamp of approval, quality or even proof that a dog is a pure bred. The AKC is simply a registry,  and a registry only issues papers that say a dog  has been registered so it may complete in eligible AKC events (off-colors are ineligible to complete in AKC confirmation classes). AKC papers are not a certificate of quality or a stamp of approval that the puppies were bred ethically. 

There are also other easier to spot "Puppy-mill Registries "  The following is a  short list of puppy-mill registries, if a breeders,  "papers" come from any of the following registries it should be a red flag about the breeders ethics, run away. 

  • FIC -     Federation of International Canines - mimics the legit FCI--Federacion Cinologica Internacional 
  • CKC -   Continental Kennel Club - mimics the legit Canadian Kennel Club 
  • CKC -   Canine Kennel Club   - mimics the legit Canadian Kennel Club 
  • UKC-    Universal Kennel Club - mimics the legit United Kennel Club 
  • APR -   American Pet Registry 
  • NAPDR- North American Purebred Dog Registry 
  • KKC-    Krystle Kennel Club 
  • DRA-    Dog Registry of America 
  • ACAI-   American Canine Association, Inc. 
  • APR-    American Purebred Registry 
  • APR-    America's Pet Registry Inc 
  • NKC-     National Kennel Club 
  • PCIRS- Purebred Canine International Registry Service 
  • UABR-  United All Breed Registry 
  • USBR-  US Breeder's Registry 
  • WWK-  World Wide Kennel Club 
  • FRB-     Federation of Rare Breeds 
  • NPBA-  National Pet Breeders Association 
  • UAKC- United American Kennel Club 
  • UKCI-   United Kennel Club International 
  • USKC- US Kennel Club 

 

When dogs outlive their usefulness at these facilities  they are simply disposed of.

Sometimes rescues can step in and take the "used" "non-producing " dogs. Occasionally breeders threaten that if they "aren't taken immediately they will be shot or drowned ".. ….Think Vick here......  

This is reality.. 

Only this week this has happened to a rescue in GA in those exact words .....

 

It is highly controversial, even among rescues as to whether or not it is ethical to accept ex-puppy mill dogs.  Most don't condone "buying the dogs at action" or any act that will place ANY money in pet shop/broker, class B dealer, backyard breeder or  millers pockets. 

 

Rescues  aren't as opposed to taking in dogs that have been surrendered and rehabbing them and rehoming them. I have personally dealt with a few in the latter category and it takes months to teach these dogs how to be dogs sometimes even after the months of physical healing nessicaly in many cases . Often these dogs come into rescue in horrid shape.. females are over bred and skin and bones . You get 2 types of dogs . Although we find in most cases once the dogs realize they aren't going to be hurt beaten , or abused all they want is to be held. and will seek what ever affection they can get . many make quick comebacks although occasionally it does take months of slow work to get the more timid to come out of their shells . 

watch video : http://vimeo.com/18886707
more info here:
http://www.stoppuppymills.org/
http://stoppuppymills.org/frequently_asked_questions.html
http://www.prisonersofgreed.org/