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nfortunately, not all breeders have the animals' and your best interests at heart. That's why it's essential to screen breeders by visiting their kennel and talking with people who have purchased animals from them. Breeders know that the traits of their particular breed may make them unsuitable for some pet owners and will not sell their animals to unsuitable homes. Responsible breeders sell pets with contracts requiring that the animals be spayed or neutered; educate buyers about the breed and responsible pet care; remain available after the sale for support; and take back pets who don't work out. Irresponsible breeders are out for a buck, caring little for the animal, you, or your new life together.

Be careful, too, of those who breed, sell, and promote "fad" and physically challenged breeds. Many of the brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, such as pugs and Persians, have breathing and eye problems, and sharpeis often suffer skin problems because of their multiple skin folds. Other breed standards, set by breed clubs for showing dogs in American Kennel Club competitions, may include ear cropping and tail docking. *****These surgeries, which cause pain and distress, are performed for cosmetic reasons and are neither medically indicated nor beneficial to the dog. A particular breed's propensity for genetic problems, or a breed standard that includes cosmetic surgery, are both good reasons to consider a different breed. ****
 

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Is this a copy/paste from their site or your thoughts? If it is a copy/paste what is your opinion on it. I can not find anything there that is false. Even the part about cropping and docking is essentially true. It sounds like good advise to me.
 

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Maybe he meant to post this in the Cropping and Docking thread? If so let me know and I can merge it. If not then I am not quite sure what is going on. :)

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I forgot about the croping and docking thread sorry...i just didnt like the line where the **** start and end i dont think croping should be banned anywhere and i dont think its a huge painful ordeal for the dog and ect. i believe having cropped ears is beneficial to the dog and i've read some where on the net that cropping the ears can lead to lots of other health problems such as something to do with the heart and liver...ok tradition is tradition i have nothing aganist reg. ears at all theres just such a fuss about it on this other forum sigh
 

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i've read some where on the net that cropping the ears can lead to lots of other health problems such as something to do with the heart and liver

What?? I'd be curious to see that site....
 

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Remember this is the Humaine Society so of course they are going to be against cosmetic changes to any animal just to meet some groups standard. People do seem to get caught up in this argument thou.
 
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