I'm not sure we're getting anywhere with this. :noyesfight:
OP--one last explanation/justification for DT--
Folks here feel very strongly that a Backyard Breeder does not better the breed--either the proper health testing is not done before the breeding, or the dogs involved have not been tested for proper conformation or temperament by outside judges (that means titling), or the puppies do not have the proper whelping conditions or upbringing because of the lack of knowledge of the breeder. That is all there is to it--and to give a BYB money so he can continue his improper breeding into the future does only puts more and more puppies at risk.
Many of us have worked hard trying to heal, train and place those dogs who end up unwanted and homeless because they were brought into this life greedily or irresponsibly, or by a unprepared breeder. That is the cause of the rancor that has been expressed in this thread and your other one about your puppy Leia.
OP, you are convinced that you have done the correct thing here in saving an innocent life, just as many here feel that there have been lapses in your actions. Some of us are also afraid that your statements might lead other folks who are new to the whole dog/BYB issue to mess up too.
One way or the other, though, I think what can be said here has been said. We love dogs, and would like to encourage you to stay around, perhaps understand why folks have reacted so strongly to this situation, and learn new things about the dobe here. We'd like you to be comfortable here and to find a community who can laugh with you about your dog's silly actions, share your pride in her newest obedience maneuver, admire your pictures, but who can also feel comfortable offering advice if they see something developing that concerns them.
will have to be less prickly and snotty for any of that to work. Learning from a person who makes you feel defensive or angry is very difficult. Understanding the other side's position when you do not feel your points are being listened to is tough. And OP, there is only one of you to give your side--while there are many of us to "gang" up on you!
But the means of acquiring this innocent puppy is in the past--it is time for both accusations and excuses to be put away IMHO. I hope we can do just that.
I feel that any of us bringing up that past again (either in justification or in correction) will make that bonding practically impossible to achieve. I would like to encourage both sides
to let the past slide away and move into the future.
Lecture over. You will be tested on this material tomorrow at 3:56 AM--be sure to bring a blue book and a #2 pencil to Room 683 for your exam.