So the law is changing, and breeders are becoming far more watched, by the council and by the public and indeed other breeders
What I still cant understand is , why are people who breed so very adamant they are not breeders???? Over the last few weeks, ive seen time and time again people breeding but claiming not to be a breeder , clearly there and my definition of what a breeder is, is very different
The excuses for not health testing is now because people are not actual breeders??? WELL surely if you bred a litter you are a breeder and surely if you wanted to breed you would have known you would be called a breeder??? Is it to get around certain laws? Or perhaps they were in a rented house ? or they think breeders are hideous ??
Are people that breed but don’t want to be called a breeder thinking that breeding is wrong? If so that’s a problem they have to sort out in their own minds
real breeders health test,
real breeders buy in new blood
real breeders know the rules around breeding
real breeders spend hours and hours researching pedigrees
real breeders spend hours raising a litter
real breeders spend years moulding there lives to fit the dogs
real breeders spend thousands on their dogs
real breeders spend months talking to people who took home a puppy
real breeders know the correct nutrition for a pregnant bitch
real breeders know how to deal with health test results
real breeders spend hours holding their puppy buyers hands
real breeders heart aches every time a dog is poorly
real breeders nurse there poorly dogs the same as their poorly children.
real breeders still have real hearts that really do break when a dog dies.
real breeders spend their whole life doing what needs to be done, day and night every week month and year, they don’t dip in and out of breeding half heartily, or don’t test a bitch first because she might not get pregnant and it will be a waste, they drop everything
if someone is poorly in their dog family, because family is family
Christmas day is not a day off if your needed your needed, your birthday isn’t a day off, the day you give birth isn’t a day off , if you’re a breeder you are a breeder all the time
Be proud to be doing your best, following what sits right with you and to aim higher than each year passing.
These half in half out semi rule following part time wobbly non breeding, breeders they are the ones who think things don’t count or matter , that health tests are ok not done, just for pets
Its time to realise every single puppy matters . Your puppy matters to you, and it should matter just as much to the breeder , who knows they are a breeder and are proud of their progress, and their doggy family and want to share that joy with you .