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Reputable Breeder or Puppy Mill?

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In this day and age, the term “puppy mill” is becoming a blanket term for all dog breeders.  I don’t think that this is very fair. I have met many reputable breeders in my lifetime and they don’t deserve it… But on the same token, I have seen MANY USDA licensed breeding facilities that have brought me to tears because… Read more »

The Definition of Backyard Breeder- Low Wider Kennels

Iowa has over 300 “puppy mills”, these are the USDA licensed breeders… But what about the state licensed breeders? Probably the best definition I have found so far to answer “What is a back yard breeder (BYB)?” comes from Boxerworld.com: “The average pet owner that breeds their dog(s).” So, why are back yard breeders a problem? These are the people… Read more »