Following on from yesterday's topic, I added a comment that I think may grow into a fully-fledged blog of its own.
What do pet owners want from dog breeders? Here's my list...
Good socialisation/early training
Every effort to prevent health problems
Lifetime of aftercare
Perhaps if someone started giving accolades out for those qualities we'd all see the way forward and be unified?
Wouldn't breeder shows be interesting where the pet owners judged them!
Maybe Dogs Today should launch such a competition?
Anyone got any breeders they'd care to nominate as role models?
Email me your suggestions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Best of Breeder, sounds like a competition to me!
I've heard of people handing over house trained pups that can do recall at 8 weeks, that's such a leg up for a first time dog owner! Impressive stuff.
Do you know a progressive breeder that we could feature?
We could do a Worst of Breeder category too and expose the biggest battery farmers.
Compare and contrast what you get for your money.