I don't understand "breeders" who aren't in any way concerned with a confirmed pedigree and will just add a random stray dog into their line.
And who are the people who spend that kind of money on a "purebred" dog with no papers? I mean, I have no interest in a purebred pet dog-- if I was looking for a working dog to herd or work livestock, then I sorta get it. But $500, $1000, $2000 for a dog that you can't even prove is what you say it is... Just stupid. It's stupid on top of the fact that these are generally the "breeders" who don't do the requisite testing, socializing, selection etc. that make a good line. Makes me sick. Our shelter is one of the most overcrowded in the state-- at any given time there are 4-500 animals there, and maybe a couple dozen dogs up for adoption. Some never even get seen. We finally have a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, so I hope that gets better. Ugh.
Ooooh, don't get me started.
Guess it's too late for that, huh?
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