Never buy a dog from any breeder
By Margaret Cloud
March 21, 2007
Contrary to comments made by breeders, there are no good breeders.
Every day thousands of pure bred dogs, many registered with
papers, are killed in shelters and pounds. There is absolutely
no reason to be breeding any dogs. All dogs are really mutts
that have been engineered through breeding. I would not bother
posting anything on this topic but I spend countless hours each
week attempting to find rescues for dogs at a small Ohio county
pound. Every day I receive dozens of e-mails from across the
country with pleas to help find placements for hundreds of dogs
all slated to die, many in gas chambers where often large numbers
of dogs are stuffed in at one time to save time and money. Often
fights occur as the terrified dogs are slowly killed. Some pounds
throw both dogs and cats in together for gassing. Other pounds
use a method called heartstick where a lethal dose of medication
is injected into the heart. Unfortunately, it is often not done
and it is a painful way for an animal to die. Although illegal
in most states, some animals are still shot. Lucky animals receive
a lethal injection.
Locally the shelter does not place all animals surrendered or
brought in as strays and we have a significant kill rate here.
The shelter has the statistics available for public viewing.
However, we are lucky to have a much better shelter than most
communities but it is still a kill facility.
As for the local "pit bulls" being bred here, I have
been told by Animal Protection that the parents owned by one
person are unusually aggressive and the pups also have aggression
problems. Apparently at least two of the dogs produced by this
breeding pair have had to be destroyed as a result. These are
poorly bred dogs and nobody should ever consider acquiring any
"pit bull" bred locally.
In addition, the breed commonly referred to as a pit bull does
not exist as there is no such breed. Almost 100% of the these
dogs are mutts. There are some breeds called American Pit Bull
Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and English Bull Terrier.
In addition, the Argentine Dogo, American Bulldog, and the Perro
de Presa Canario as also lumped in with the term "pit bull."
Almost all "pit bulls" are the result of crossbreeding.
If anyone wants a good dog, get a true mutt that is scheduled
to be killed because some idiots did not get their dogs altered.
Stop the breeders by refusing to buy their dogs. Dogs breeders
do not really care about the dogs or the breed. They are only
interested in making money and adding to the thousands of dogs
killed every day.
I am sure that I will anger some people with my comments, but
maybe I will anger enough people in the community so that local
backyard breeders will no longer have a market.
Received March 20, 2007 - Published March 21, 2007
About: "Involved with
dog rescue and owner of four abandoned dogs including two pure
bred Chow Chows."
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