Good point cupid, but it is not just showing. Look at the health testing that is being done, or the health guarentee. What are you getting for the price. My prices are on the higher end, I do all health testing including DNA testing, and give a lifetime health guarentee. Another breeder in North Pa does Only eyes and hips, and get a 2yr guarentee(I think). Her dogs are 1/2 the price. You want cheaper, that is fine with me, go get hers. I perfer to deal with (in my breed) people who want a healthy dog, not just a cheap dog.
My boss is the same way with her Mi-ki's, she is pricier than some others. it is a free world, you get to choose what you want to spend. Most of the time you are fine, but sometimes you get a bad dog, and those cheap ones are not so cheap anymore. I care most about health, so I will only purchase the more expesive dogs, then show, then health test, so yes I will pass on the expese to the buyer.
I understand about not buying from a pet store and on puppymillers as i rescue pugs and my one male i drove 4hrs. up to get him and then 4hrs.back home the drive doesn't bother me at all the only thing that matters is that little one.I understand what your saying and i respect these people here and how they feel on these issues.Maybe someone here can help some times it's worth whatever it takes to find the one your looking for or maybe they will find you.
This is my one pug noah,my other rescue,he is blind and deaf but a love.