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Breeding License

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by JoeFeezy, May 30, 2007.

  1. JoeFeezy

    JoeFeezy Puppy

    I believe it is way too easy to obtain an APBT that has (more than likely) poorly bred. As long as this trend continues i believe no matter how hard we fight our breed is going to be doomed. I believe that if we lobbied to make people having to be trained and licensed to breed (all dogs not just APBT's) that many of America's dog problems could be greatly reduced. I mean just like with drugs things would slip through, but i would like to hear some opinions on this.​
     
  2. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Well something that is being proposed in my area is a mandatory spay/neuter. It would NOT be breed specific, but for ALL breeds of dogs and cats. (yes yes I know.... they are still working out how to enforce this)

    Back to the idea....


    So mandatory all dogs and cats are spayed and neutered. Breeders say "Well what about us?! Thats not fair!"

    Breeders will be able to breed but have to obtain a special licence to own and breed and the cost of the licence will fund the spay/neuter program for low-income people that do not have the money to comply with the law.
     
  3. buddysmom

    buddysmom Good Dog

    I am all for the mandatory spay / nueter with an exception for RESPONSIBLE breeders to obtain licenses.

    But it all comes down to ... what will be the requirements for a breeder to obtain a license?

    Will the law be written to favor puppy mills? IMO there should be a one (MAYBE two) litter per year limit.

    Will the law require health testing? It should.

    And most importantly will it require that a breeder license only go to the breeding of AKC registered dogs? This may be a back door way to prevent ANY breeding of pit bulls.
     
  4. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    (I just crossposted my answer ;) )

    In my mind, the best way to put puppy milles, bybs, & peddlers out of business is to quit buying dogs from them! If they were unable to peddle their goods to people, then eventually they would move on to a bigger & better money making scheme. The problem is people still buy from them, still want to buy from them, & will always continue to buy from them. The ignorant buy from these types, the uneducated buy from these types, & the bleeding heart gotta-save-them-all rescue types buy from them.

    The problem with licenses is who is to say who can breed & who cannot? What registries will the government decide are the "proper" ones? & will it be that only those who have dogs registered with that registry can obtain a breeding license?

    And let's not forget that the majority of those puppy mills out there ARE licenses by the government & must be some sorry agriculture demands to stay in business. They provide our pet shops & similar stores with endless amounts of dogs. Yet the government has given those unscrupulous scumbags the A-OK. So how would that change if there was a nationwide licensing program for breeders?
     
  5. buddysmom

    buddysmom Good Dog

    You make excellent points especially the portion i quoted.

    But as you say in the foirst paragraph there are always going to be the ignorant who support puppy mills and byb's (including those in my own family :( ) ... and that is prescisely WHY something has to be done IMO.

    The key if anything is going to work is, it has to be on a state by state basis. The USDA as we know supports puppymills (in the same way they support genetically engineered food etc. but that's a different story) ...

    Anyway, as done at the state level a mandatory spay/nueter with exceptions for responsible breeders is the only way out of this mess IMO. And while I have zero hoope of the federal government deciding what is a responsible breeder, I have some hope for the states being able to do so with extensive public input.
     

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