How many litters a year does it take for a "breeder" to be considered a byb/puppy miller?
I do agree with this, but why would you want to sell 30 pups a month. If you did this year around, that is ALOT of pups. THere is pretty much NO WAY that every pup went to a good home.i found out a while ago what a byb is and its got nothing to do with how many litters they have its the morals and ethics practised
Still too many in my opinion...to be honest, why is there a need to put that many dogs per month into the world? Plus, if that is the case, you would have to have a ridiculous amount of dogs in order to achieve this. If you have that many dogs, in my opinion, you aren't able to give each dog the amount of "quality time" (for lack of a better phrase) that it deserves. When you are producing numbers like that, no matter what your reputation is, it has become more of a business than something you are trying to influence. JMO tho...vodka6483 said:i know what you mean 30-40 pups a mnth is far too much but they were the claims of the breeder so even if you cut it down to 10 pups a mnth thats an average litter thats 12 litters a year.
I agree. I wasn't willing to vote, because IMO the dog(s) that have been tested and worked and produce OFA Excellent, NCL clear, excellent conformation dogs with stable temperments should be bred as seen fit (how long is the line waiting for a pup from said breeder...) I know when I got Fina it was by chance, and I had been talking to several breeders over several years before deciding upon her.Tia said:Do u guys know how breeders out there that are considered EHTICAl breeders have more then 1 litter a year??? i dont think number can be put on the label. Really check out websites,souzas,white bandits,joshua,boyds. All have more then 1 litter a year but do have more then 1 bitch as well.. I dotn think number of litters of number of dogs have anything to do with it
A BYB to me is a person who breeds for money, and their dogs are not bettering the breed. ex Bad conformation,health,working... etc.. I want to see that the breeder has prven their dogs,therefore proved the puppies and have a consistent good litter. I want a proven breeder as well.
When breeders offer "pick of the litter" i think its a sales pitch. If you are a consistenly good breeder breeding good proven dogs. Then the whole litter should be awesome not just a few. If less then half are not good pups then the litter shouldnt be repeated!!!