This is meant for people going after cheap price rather than quality?
This is meant for people going after cheap price rather than quality.
All these days we have talked a lot about ethical breeders, backyard breeders & brokers in the pet world. And in my short interaction with the knowledgeable bunch in this forum, I bought a pet which cost me five times than it would have cost me at a pet shop. I dont regret it because people admire it ten times more, and thats the credit of having a true healthy specimen of a breed you look for. In India the breed standard of all breeds of dogs are so much diversified that sometimes a Rott is mistaken for a Dobe, a GSD for a mongrel and so on. I remember seeing a old english mastiff which looked like a stout Dane. This is undoubtedly because of ill breeding & also I must say selling to a owner ignorant of that breed. The second mistake can be rectified if we buy from a proper breeder who can assist us in the upbringing. Now coming to the first cause, I personally would like to see breeding of dogs made a licensed business, so that the useless bunch are restricted to a major extent. Eventually, it will happen as livestock businesses like cattle & poultry, remember I am not comparing this to breeding of dogs as dogs dont serve us milk or meat. But for now we can serve this magnificent companion of our since many thousand years by practicing stern policies for backyard breeders, pet shop owners and brokers as well. These people are ruining the genetics, the temperament, the shape, size and more importantly the view of a layman. Eg. Dobermann is one the finest breeds to have been bred in this century, but its image in India is one of those cheap priced short- tempered dogs that common people who keep dogs to shoo away strangers love to have. Some would agree that even Lab, a more common dog here, hardly touches its requirements.
What I have spoken above is not to defame, underestimate anyone but it came out as a passion for the love of my pets. Lastly, I must warn the people in this forum that some sellers in the puppies available section are presenting fake pictures, do not mail papers of parents before buying etc. I would advise friends not to look for people having multiple sales at a time. I would also like to ask Dogspot.in and senior people here to oppose sales of pets which are not bred for the betterment of breed but of the sellers. Please oppose to backyard breeding.