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Breeding/Breeder Information
This page is dedicated to the memory of Bbiach Velvet Beauty CD whose life would have been made so much better if only she had been bred by a breeder who cared about the genetic health of his/her dogs.

If you are considering breeding or purchasing your dog (do please consider rescuing a dog that already needs a good home), please throughly read ALL the links. If you do not have time to do that much, you do not have time for dogs. If you want a purebred puppy, please do right by him or her, yourself, and your family, choose a good dog from a good breeder. Please also see Choosing A Dog

Defining and Finding a Responsible Breeder

Pet Store Dogs, Puppy Mills, and Backyard Breeders

What you don't know might really surprise you!

Breeding Your Own Dog

What you need to know FIRST!

Kennel Clubs, Pedigrees, and Dog Registries

Those papers may not mean what you think


Be fully informed.
Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
They deserve nothing less.


Defining and Finding A Responsible Breeder
It might not be easy, but it is sure worth it in the long run! Some of these pages have been written for a specific breed, but the info given will generally apply to all breeds. 

31 link(s)

  • How To Recognize an Unethical Breeder
    And How To Read Those Ads!
  • USDA Animal Care Requrements .pdf file, requires Acrobat Reader free from
    It isn't much to brag about
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    Pet Store Puppies, Puppy Mills, Commercial and Backyard Breeders
    You might not be as aware as you think!

    21 link(s)

  • APHIS Database - Animal Welfare
    Regulation of USDA Commercial Breeders
  • The Politics of Puppies
    Article from KMOV News St. Louis - scroll down
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    Breeding Your Own Dog - what you need to know...
    Also be sure to read the Defining a responsible breeder links. Can you live up to being a responsible breeder? It's tough!

    42 link(s)

  • Breeding Merles
    "Lethal White" can affects many breeds with the merle (aka dapple) gene.
  • Genetic Illustration
    Illustration of the Genetic Reasons that Breeding Mixes gives you mixed results. Canines or corn, genes are genes.
  • Miracle of Birth Video Tape
    Tongue in cheek view of how breeding a dog is not a decision to be made lightly.
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    Breeding and Breeder Info
    Defining and Finding Responsible Breeders
    Pet Stores, Puppy Mills, and Backyard Breeders
    Breeding Your Own Dog
    Kennel Clubs, Pedigrees, and Dog Registries
    Spay and Neuter Info
    Main Rescue Page
    Can We Help You Keep Your Pet?
    Leilah's Bookmarks