Alternative Sources for Pedigree Puppies Help Stomp Out Puppy Mills

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Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) August 18, 2010

People who are searching for healthy, pure breed and mixed breed puppies now have a new resource and alternative to pet store puppies, puppy mills and backyard breeders. With concerns among pet advocates about the abundance of puppy mills that breed dogs under horrible conditions, there have been few laws and regulations in place to eliminate the practices of unscrupulous breeders across the country. The online puppy store, better known as a “Breeder network” is fast becoming a viable alternative for families seeking a healthy, well-adjusted and socialized, purebred or mixed breed puppy.

According to the Humane Society, “Puppy mills house dogs in shockingly poor conditions. After their fertility wanes, breeding animals are often killed, abandoned or sold cheaply to another mill to try and get “one more litter” out of the dog. The annual result of all this breeding is millions of puppies, many with behavior and/or health problems.” Puppy mills utilize legitimate looking websites, sell to pet stores and advertise in local publications, yet almost never offer any history of their puppies, offer no health guarantee and almost never screen families for ability to care for the dogs they sell.

One choice for families looking to add a canine companion to their household is to purchase from an individual listed in local news papers as selling a specific breed of dog. The prices are very reasonable, yet as stated these individuals typically don’t offer a history of the dogs they sell, do not offer any health guarantees and rarely screen potential buyers. These are known as “backyard breeders,” and usually do not breed to better the pet lineage.

Pet stores offer many puppies for sale and even have special puppy “adoption” days to attract families who are looking for a family pet. The stores usually acquire their dogs from unknown breeders, have no history of the pets they are placing and again, can offer little to no health guarantee.

An emerging trend to help squash these questionable options is the Breeder Network. A breeder network is just that: A network of reputable, licensed and quality breeders across the country that only breeds their animals to improve the breed lineage. As a clearing house or matching service for these quality breeders, each breeder network group rigorously screens potential breeders for inclusion into their respective networks. As of now there are only few of these online networks, and one such option is Breeder Network. The public demand for eliminating puppy mills and the outcry for better quality breeding conditions has opened up a new avenue for people seeking only the best in their potential pets.

A breeder network connects families with breeders they would otherwise have never had access to via a website which lists available puppies of almost every breed, from all over the country. The puppies are listed on the network’s website with health information, typically a family history is listed and all reputable breeder networks offer a lifetime health guarantee against hereditary illnesses. At any time a potential buyer can contact the network for more information, updated pictures and further information about the puppy they are interested in purchasing.

Breeder Network rigorously screens potential pet owners, as well. The screening processes in place help to ensure that each family applying for a puppy is well qualified and educated about the breed they are interested in and can handle the emotional, physical and financial demands of a new pet. Most pet rescues use a pre-screening process when placing an adopted pet. Pre-qualifying potential owners lowers the potential for abandoned, abused and neglected pets and unwanted puppy litters in the future.

Pet adoption from a reputable rescue or ASPCA is still an appealing selfless choice, but again there is no guarantee of the pets’ health, history or temperament. Families can be ill prepared for temperament problems and long-term health issues with adopted pets. The demand for well bred, pure bred and healthy pets is growing and a Breeder network can help consumers avoid promoting and funding puppy mill practices by connecting with a breeder that has the pets’ best interests at heart.

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One Response

  1. Bobby Lamkins

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