Jun 6, 2003, 8:43 AM
Post #68 of 142
I just want to share my experience with a Professional Breeder that I met in MKA.
Re: [Laurence] Pet shops warning
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About 3 weeks ago I went with my friend to MKA office b/c he needed to check out some information. While we were there, we saw a few breeders registering their puppies. Those, supposedly are professional breeder but if you look at them - SAD.. Their own up-keeping is very poor - very bad clothings, messy hair and nails... overall what I want to say is -- dirty & messy.
Out of curiousity I approached a lady and asked if I can look at the puppies photos in her little album. At first she sort of shouting at me 'NO'. Few minutes later, she passed me another album and said 'You can look at this one' - a bit unwillingly.
Well fine. I flipped through the photos. This is what I found.
1) This breeder raise at least 4-5 breeds of puppies
2) I notice the background of the photos where puppies were kept, it was dirty.
Well that BROKE MY HEART COMPLETELY when I link the owner's image + the photos, and this is what we call Professional Breeder ?????? And we are paying thousand bucks for the puppies ??? VERY SAD!
Well, do you really think all dogs that are MKA registered are considered good quality. I tell you NO. There is no system to check the breeder's background or their puppies history. As long as both bitch & stud are MKA registered, the puppies will automatically be recognised in MKA.
I am not saying all breeders are bad. I am sure there are many good ones out there! If you want to buy a puppy, it is best if you can visit the breeder and inspect (1)the breeder, (2)the area, (3)the pupies yourself before buying. Read up about the breed before your visit and don't be shy to ask breeder lots of questions to see how well he/she knows about the dogs. Dog lovers will be very passionate to answer your questions, look out for the sign . Or do like what bgkhoo said, adopt a puppy from the shelter. Why throw away thousand of hard-earned dollars to support those unProfessional breeders!
*** SAY NO TO PUPPY MILL! ***