Is It Ethical? All around the world, dogs suffer daily from not just their owners, but from their own bodies. Inbreeding and extreme breed standards lower the quality of life for purebred dogs (Rooney and Sargan). Puppy mills, despite government crackdown, continue to operate and sell ill, disfigured dogs (Solotaroff). Breeding purebred dogs only for profit and not for the wellbeing of the dog, is unethical, because of puppy mills, dog defects due to this kind of breeding, and dog quality of life.
A vast dilemma in today’s society is over puppy mills and how to deal with the issue. Puppy mills are defined as: anyone who raises dogs while putting the welfare of the animal underneath the profit. Due to the stigma, society now thinks of it as all dog breeders,
One of the most meaningful acts a breeder can do is provide their puppies with the best start in life, but it doesn't stop there. As a responsible breeder, your dedication surrounds helping prospective puppy owners raise happy and healthy dogs. As a dog lover, connecting caring, responsible individuals and families with their forever pet is your passion. By encouraging and endorsing products that promote the wholesome development of dogs, particularly during the first year of life, breeders can be a part of ensuring a long and active life for the pups. Breeders hold themselves and their clients to the highest standards and the goal is improving the life of each puppy.
How Selective Breeding is Hurting the Bulldog Everyone has heard of the bulldog. There are English bulldogs, French bulldogs, and many more. What if someone were to tell you that because of selective breeding, your precious pooch may be in danger. Selective breeding is something that breeders do to get
A second horrible feature about puppy mills is that they are overpopulated. They are mass bred in warehouses. Breeding takes place in warehouses because there is a lot of space for the 70+ breeds that are in a mill (Dionne 7). According to the ASPCA, the female dogs are bred every time that they are in heat and when they cannot be bred anymore, they are killed. Pamela Sacks has also researched the same things that the ASPCA has and she additionally found out that mill dogs are bred consistently until they can no longer be bred then they are killed (par.4). It is a common thought that puppy mills do not breed purebred dogs. According to Dionne, mills breed both purebred and mix breed dogs (7). A mix breed dog would be one that is a combination of two or more breeds. For example, a goldendoodle is a mix breed dog. It is a combination of a golden retriever and a poodle. A purebred dog is one that has two parents of the same breed. For example, a Yorkshire Terrier is a purebred. Both of its parents were Yorkshire Terriers so the
Dog breeding is dangerous because to make a perfect dog they too often inbreed and cause birth defects and other health issues in dogs. Terry Allen, an “In These Times” senior editor who has written the magazine’s monthly investigative health and science column since 2006, argues in “We’re Breeding Dogs to Death” that “neither price, pedigree nor being loved like a member of the family can shield a dog from the pain, breathing difficulties, cancer, panoply of debilitating genetic disorders, mental illness, crippling physiognomy and shortened life span that disproportionately plague purebreds.” The article “Selective Breeding or Artificial Selection” explains that in dogs, the “frequency of being homozygous for rare recessive disorders increases when inbreeding occurs, potentially causing severe
For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much is that puppy in the window?
Why were cats and dogs domesticated How cats and dogs advanced through domestication. Dogs have been domesticated for over 10,000 years. Food from the humans would bring the dogs to them, and the dogs would bark at predators when they came so the people started to feed the dogs to keep them around. In the 1’st century AD in China Roman mosaics show evidence of the present day Pekingese and Roman ladies also had lap dogs. They believe the dogs warmth cures stomach aches. The earliest evidence of any domesticated dog is a jawbone found in Iraq in a cave about 12,000 years ago. We know it is a jawbone of a dog because a jawbone of a wolf is smaller and the teeth is smaller.
If you are allergic to dogs, the Goldendoodle or Groodle is the perfect fit for you! This lovable and playful breed is a cross between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever. Ready to learn more? Here are some amazing facts about Goldendoodles:
With already set regulations on puppy mills, people say there is no reason to have any additions on the rules. There is a kennel license, which restricts how many dogs someone can have depending on how much square footage of land he or she owns. This regulates the amount of dogs that can be held for breeding and to keep the area clean and safe enough for all the dogs involved. People are required to go through a moderately long process to achieve their license, to ensure that these dogs will be okay. Puppy mills are also known for keeping pure breed numbers up, such as beloved German shepherds, poodles, Welsh Pembroke corgis, and Labradors. Having mixed breeds can be healthier of course but as Sofia Jeppsson had said in her article Purebred Dogs and Canine Wellbeing, “However, in the long run such a strategy would severely deplete the
People should never be allowed to operate a puppy mill! It is truly unbelievable what some animals have to endure during their short lives. I believe that some of the treatment they receive should be considered criminal. The practice of making money off the misery of animals should be abolished. I am talking about the means by which some people procure a house pet. They blindly purchase them without questions about where they came from. I am the type of person that really loves puppies. Have you ever been locked in a small cage day after day and received very little food and often had to go hours without a cool drink of water? Have you ever lived in a situation where you were isolated from everyone and had no contact with others for weeks or months at a time? Could you imagine the damage it would do to both emotional and mental wellbeing? This happens on a daily basis to animals that have had the unfortunate luck of getting placed in a home that is being used as a puppy mill.
public needs to realize that banning specific breeds will not decrease the amount of children and adults that receive dog related injuries each year- it will merely
When getting a new dog most people will first resort to buying because it is easy to walk in a store and get one right then and there. What people do not realize is that these stores get their dogs from a very cruel place. They are called puppy mills. “Puppy mills are commercial breeding facilities that mass-produce dogs (and cats in cat mills) for sale through pet stores, or directly to consumers through classified ads or the Internet,” (PAWS, 2017).
Second, breeders are commonly a starting place for perusing a dog. Purebred dogs acquired from breeders frequently have a absurd price tag. What makes a pedigree dog so appealing? Often, advertising, movies, and social status leads to the desire of a pedigree. A purebred dog is purchased from a breeder as a captivating puppy. Tragically, as the puppy blossoms into a adult it will eventually loose its appeal and inadvertently end up in the shelter.
In the debate, I had the role of a dog breeder, meaning I had to come up with reasons with evidence that supports breeding was good. This wasn’t very hard for me as my personal opinion is very similar to this. I believe that good breeding is beneficial and good for society! Obviously dog breeding is good because it creates so many beautiful dogs. In fact if a dog is crossbred, then it gives the pup unique looking faces and body types. Dog breeding also can create a genetic biodiversity since crossbreeding can make dogs have a variety of different genes, causing dogs to have a greater likelihood of survival through natural selection, with their unique characteristics. Adding to my previous statement, I can include that dog breeding is beneficial