Post by ragingstormkennels on Mar 25, 2010 9:41:27 GMT -5
Should there be restrictions on dog ownership, for example age, attitude, experience etc.
I personally have not sold any pups to anybody under 21, I have actually thrown people out for coming into my home with the wrong attitude of owning a dog and am always dubious about selling to anyone that lacks experience with any kind of bull breed.
I would love to see restrictions but i reckon it would be impossible to implement. The good breeders would do the best,the bad ones would carry on producing often poor quality dogs and selling them to anyone with the £ regardless of law.
It breaks my heart to see so so many pups being produced with little or no thought for their future. I have bred ABs' in the past and found homing them an absolute nightmare -IF i breed again i will have to seriously consider culling as a realistic method of ensuring pups only go to suitable homes
As a breeder you can only run so many pups on befre it negatively affects how you can care for them.
Post by ragingstormkennels on Mar 25, 2010 11:46:55 GMT -5
Thanks for your input Bev.
The problem does come down to the breeders that breed for money, where the good breeders will keep or place their pups in the very best homes, the bad breeders will breed, stud and sell to anyone.
Implementing any kind of restrictions are the most difficult thing but ive always thought that dog licences and breeders licences is the way forward. Ive always heard well how would you enforce it and this is where the problem lyes.
My thoughts have been if a breeder doesnt comply, they risk losing their dogs and their licence. The breeders responsibility would be to ensure a permanent home which has been vetted and checked is found for each and every pup. The owner of the pup is required to make necessary arrangements to ensure the dog is kept in the best conditions and socialised and raised a happy dog and guarantee a permanent home. Again if they dont comply, risk losing their dog. If for any reason they cannot keep the dog, the dog be returned to the breeder and the breeder to make necessary arrangemts for re-homing the dog.
Although its pretty straight forward, I do wonder how many people will go undetected and still breed and sell as normal.
Its a tough one. But if cracked could stop the backyard puppy pedalling, by little kids, not even out of school.
I have thought about this a fair bit too- a breeders licence would be a damn good start for all breeding and maybe complusary chipping of all pups before leaving breeder- i personally would like to see all dogs left registered to the breeder,that way if it goes wrong then they can be contacted. That said if you were tricked into thinking someone was offering a good home it would be awful if somehow you were blamed for something they caused. I totally back EVERY breeder standing by the dog for all of its' life.Not many will though
Unless bredding is in some way controlled i think the situation as a whole will get worse until we end up with some daft laws being introduced by the government- and the worrying thing will be that whenever anything goes wrong dogwise the bullbreeds always get the bad press.