What do you think about dog breeders?

United States
January 5, 2007 7:32pm CST
I am a breeder of American Cocker Spaniels. I absolutely love my dogs and they are very well taken care of. However, I do think that there are some really bad breeders out there. Come on everyone! Give me your opinion, good or bad, I want to hear it!
3 responses
• United States
6 Jan 07
There is bad in everything - there are bad breeders, there are bad owners - every category of people have bad in it, so you just have to make up for their badness (is that a word?) and be really good!!
• United States
6 Jan 07
Yes, I do have trouble parting with them at times. However, if you think about it like this: By the time you have cleaned up after 6 or more puppies for 6-8 weeks, then you are ready for them to go! LOL! I am like you, I cannot stand that thought of someone mistreating any animal! At times, I think of getting all of my pets fixed and stop breeding, but at other times, when my phone is ringing like crazy with people wanting puppies, I keep doing it! Someday, soon, I'll probably quit and just enjoy my pets even more than I already do!
@dawn5679 (266)
• United States
6 Jan 07
AWW!! I love your doggies millie!! they are sooo cute! at least from pics they are lol!
• United States
6 Jan 07
Thanks Dawn! That was sweet of you to say! Oh, I have new puppies coming in about three weeks - two litters!
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
6 Jan 07
My mother had a cocker spaniel and she mated with my springer spaniel. Now we have a "Sprocker Spaniel"..lol That was 6 yrs ago and not planned. I was staying with my mother while relocating and...well the rest is history. I also have a Chihuahua that will be 2 next month. I finally decided to breed him and just put a deposit on a cute little female from a breeder in my state. You can see her picture in my profile...Bella born Dec. 15, 2006. My English Springer passed when hit by a car 2 yrs ago. And yes you're right there are many good and reputable breeders, and lots of puppy mills.
• United States
6 Jan 07
Sproker Spaniel - HaHa - that's cute! Congratulations on your new little one and good luck on your future litters.
@janet069 (663)
• United States
6 Jan 07
There are a lot of bad breeders out there. I can't stand to see anyone abuse an animal. Some people only see them as a money machine. I could never be a breeder because I would never be able to part with the puppies.