I love this author. The one thing that people always counter with, though, is about the unpredictability of health because we are talking about living things, not phones or cars. If you end up with a dog that costs thousands of dollars in vet bills and eventually dies, a replacement puppy or refund is pretty poor consolation. So I think people need to see some hard statistics on why the things that matter to them (good temperament and health, mainly) are actually what reputable breeders are offering above backyard breeders. A warranty is little comfort when you actually have a disaster happen- it can't make an unhealthy dog healthy. People need some good evidence that the dog they get from a responsible breeder is more likely to be healthy and even-tempered, and I don't mean just OFA testing because that does not even scratch the surface of what can go wrong with a dog.
And then there's the circular reasoning I see so often- "Well of course if you get a dog from a responsible breeder it will be healthy and have good temperament, because that's what responsible breeders are aiming to produce." That is not very helpful to puppy buyers.
I'm not really convinced by the cars to dogs comparison, since you can't really "manufacture" dogs to certain specs. Breeders are a lot more like artists, IMHO.
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