Patch O' Pits wrote:Yes, you can tell which pups will be show quality by evaluating them at or close to 8 weeks of age. A pup at 8 weeks pretty much mimics the struture he will have as an adult. It is pretty amazing when you think about it.
I did not know that! Yes, I asked about it as it seemed awfully young to be able to tell the conformation and structure.
But the thing that really gets me is that these are puppies from health tested and titled parents.
And there are quite a few people who would not adopt a shelter or rescue dog because they want to know about the parents and they want health testing and titles. So these "pet" quality pups could easily be sold with a spay/neuter contract.
Those people who want a papered pet would not get a rescue dog in any case so it is not taking homes away from the rescue dogs.
It's just wrong to bring puppies into the world and then kill them as babies just because you want more show dogs.
Those puppies are living things and deserve to live.
If they had bad temperaments or major health problems, that's one thing but to just kill them because they are not "pretty" enough is sick!