I AM A HOBBY BREEDER GOING ON 30 YEARS NOW FOR ENGLISH BULLDOG WE ARE NOT A PUPPY MILL OR A LARGE KENNEL OF OVER 9 DOGS. WE ONLY HAVE 4 ENGLISH BULLDOGS. AND RAISE ARE ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES UNDER FOOT AND HAND 24 HOURS A DAY WHEN WE HAVE THEM. HOBBY MEANING WE ENJOY, NOT A BACK YARD BREEDER, AND WE STRIVE ON THE MAKE OF THE ENGLISH BULLDOG AND THE HEALTH OF THE DOG,IN A ENGLISH BULLDOG THERE ARE ALOT OF HEALTH CONCERNS THAT COME ABOUT THAT WE BREED TO MAKE THE BREED BETTER IN ARE LINE.I AST WITH THE C-SEC AND AND KNOW ALL ABOUT THE BREED AND RESEARCH AND RESEARCH AND RESEARCH TO LEARN AS MUCH INFO AS I CAN ON OUR BREED, THAT WE READ, ( HOBBY BREEDER ) WE ARE NOT JUST BREEDING TO MAKE LOTS AF CASH. WE ARE BREEDING TO BETTER THE BREED. FROM HEALTH AND SHOW.THERE ARE LARGE PUPPY MILLS OUT THERE THAT DO NOT A CARING ABOUT THE ANIMAL.THAT ARE IN IT FOR THE MONEY.WE FEED ARE BULLIES TOP LINE FOOD AND VET CHECKED AND PRE SPOIL THEM. AND LOTS OF LOVE GO IN ARE RAISING. WE HAVE THE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM WE DONT HAVE ALOT AT ONE TIME. WE ONLY HAVE 4 LITTERS A YEAR AND OUR MOM'S ONLY HAS 4 TO 5 TO 6 AT A TIME.SO WE HAVE THE TIME TO RAISE THEM WITH LOTS OF LOVE.WE BELONG TO THE KENNEL CLUB AND GET LOTS OF PEOPLE WANTING A BABY FROM US. AND ALSO HAVE A WAITING LIST AT TIMES.WE ARE FULLY PREPARED FOR THE LITTER. WE RAISE OUR BABIES INSIDE ( ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE INSIDE DOGS ) " NOW THERE ARE LOTS" OF MED SIZE KENNELS THAT ARE GREAT. AND CARE ABOUT THERE LINE OF DOGS AND BREED. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.AND EVEN SHOW LINE KENNELS. WE TELL ALL ARE BUYERS TO LOOK AT WERE THEY ARE FROM AND HOW THEY ARE RAISED, CLEAN, INDOOR, OUT DOOR, LOOK, VISIT BE ABLE TO TALK TO YOUR BREEDER ABOUT ANY THING THOUGH OUT THE YEARS OF YOUR DOGS LIFE. NOT JUST PICK UP YOUR DOG AND BE DONE. THEY ARE THERE TO HELP WITH INFO. YOU MIGHT NEED LATTER ON. BIG KENNELS DO NOT HAVE THE TIME OR THE NEED TO. HOBBY BREEDERS ONLY HAVE A FEW LITTERS A YEAR. AND RAISE THEM WELL.WE ARE NOT BACK YARD BREEDERS WE ARE NOT A PUPPY MILL.WE CARE FOR ARE BABIES AND ARE DOGS.AND GO BY THE RULES OF THE KENNEL CLUB AND ARE HEART. WITH LOTS OF LOVE FOR THESE LITTLE MUGS... DESI
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***Edited By: lpn169 on 5/26/2009 12:07:33 AM*** Reason: Forum rules
There are many types of breeders from the slime that operate puppy mills to people who genuinely care about their dogs & the breed in general. I have seen clean, well run commercial kennels that I would shut down in a heartbeat because all they care about is how much $$ each breeder will produce. They are clean, the dogs have reasonable vet care, but at the end of the breeder's usefulness they are considered waste to be thrown out. Lukcily a lot of these places work with shelters & rescues to find the dogs a home to live out their lives in. Many kennels provide only the care required to produce a cash crop of puppies. Few commercial kennels do any real testing.
BYB's & Hobby breeders are all over the map as far as care for their dogs & the breed go. Some are careful about their breeding and placement of their dogs. They offer health guarentees and will take back animals. Others offer minimal guarentees and could care less about the animal once it is out the door.
This said, you cannot rely on a label (such as hobby breeder) to give you any accurate idea of the pups they produce. You need to know the individuals running the kennel and the dogs invovled.