1. Other 'breeders'
who claim they are my family so people will purchase a dog from them.
I don't want
anyone riding my coat tails. People should stand on their own accomplishments.
It matters where your puppy comes from!
2. Breeders who don't prove their dogs. Proving a dog consists of competing
and having a judge say that the dog is worthy. That's a fact. This is
absolutely critical. Don't tell me it doesn't matter as you just want
a Brittany as a pet. Good! As I believe first and foremost a Brittany
should be a loved family member.
However, shouldn't that puppy come from a breeder that is dedicated
and proven to be breeding for the
betterment of the breed. I believe that by competing and winning with
my Brittanys directly transfers over to great structure which is directly
related to long term health and quality of life.
3. The definition of a puppy mill is:
One who breeds exclusively for profit not for the betterment of the
Therefore if they are not proving their dogs through judged competition
how can they prove they are bettering the breed. Why are they breeding?
For money! Read between the lines when researching a breeder and deciding
whether they are a puppy mill or not whether their concern is for the
health and well being of their dogs and the future dogs they create.
Is the breeder good enough for you? I believe a good breeder is lifetime
committed to their puppy families and be able to teach families about
any aspect of training their dog. How would a breeder know if they have
a good dog if they can't even train their own dogs to walk on a leash.
How are they qualified to be the judge of good and great quality dogs
without real training and competing.
4. I find it extremely upsetting when a 'breeder' is not available to
other breeders. It is important to set a
good example and to welcome and encourage other Brittany breeders to
excel with the knowledge and
quality of their breeding program.
As the saying goes
"If you don't like losing then breed better dogs"
5. Breeders who use misleading words to make families believe they have
quality and knowledge to offer. Read between the lying.
"from Champion lines" so what did they actually do with any
of their dogs
"We don't show or test
our dogs. We prefer to be home with our dogs."
(again) so what did they actually do with any of their dogs
"We are considered a large kennel operation" "Our dogs
are considered valuable members of our family" Those 2 statements
are opposite and on the same breeders web-site.
6. Please make informed decisions. It is your money, your family, your
new family member. Don't send the wrong message. It is not okay for
people to seel under-guaranteed puppies and / or from unproven adults.
Not all Brittanys are created equal.