Whenever the mods get a chance I wanted to post the previous thread I
made(same title) into this section, if you could delete it and keep this one that would be appreciated. Thanks.
Anyways,my uncle is living with us for now. He has no job, and no house(obviously), he gets on my nerves, but this just did it. My uncle just recently told me he wants to get into the dog breeding business. I asked him why he said "To make some money!!" with a big smile on his face!
I am all for responsible breeding and have alot of respect for responsible breeders.
I told him alot goes into breeding such as health testing, training, choosing the parents of the litters, screening puppy buyers. But he said whatever. He then starts petting Tanner and said "Do you have papers?" all happily. I am thinking, just because the dog has papers doesn't mean he/she should be bred. He said would breed Tanner!
First of all Tanner was brought in to the shelter as a stray so therefore he have NO idea on his background information. We wouldn't know what he would pass on to his offspring, he is not of the breed standard and so on, and wouldn't let him breed Tanner at all.
I am all for educating people who want to be breeders and want to do it to better the breed and be responsible. But clearly my uncle is in it for the money. He knows I volunteer at the shelter, and I knows I love dogs, so I guess he thought I would be all OK with him wanting to breed dogs just for the heck of it and make some money. Of course I am not. I was so furious, I wanted to scream at him!!
I love my dogs, they are smart and beautiful, but that does NOT mean I should breed them. I have gotten offers to breed them, but said no and moved on. But this is my uncle!
I only support responsible breeders. I will only get a dog from responsible breeders, shelters, and rescues. If he offered me a pup I would say no. He obviously doesn't care what goes into breeding and is only in it for the money and said so himself.
I just want to slap him! I hope he isn't serious and looks elsewhere to make money and gets out of our house.