iluvk9 wrote:I guess it is different here in NY, because I worked at a shelter and we numerous purebreds for adoption. Name a breed, I probably adopted it out. Unless it was owner surrendered, there were no pedigree papers.
lovepits wrote:sure we do but I am looking pure breed dog not mix.
fenella wrote: since it is a rare breed that doesn't come up in rescue, and there are sports I'd like to explore that don't accept mixes.
fenella wrote: For lurkers, I also wanted to add that papers and "pure bred" doesn't mean quality in any breed. All it means is that the parents were registered members of the breed, not that they were quality in any way. I could breed a pure bred lab with horrible defects, hip dysplasia, a bad temperament, etc. to my neighbor's lab with defects, hip dysplasia, and a bad temperament and they would be "pure bred, papered" dogs.
I would just like to point out that most rare breed clubs do have rescues, and responsible breeders also get returns, etc. Not that there is a problem with going to a breeder, but just wanted to comment.
fenella wrote:I may get slammed for this, but I am going to a breeder for my next dog, since it is a rare breed that doesn't come up in rescue, and there are sports I'd like to explore that don't accept mixes.
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