Is it just me, or are many people very judgmental about how someone acquires a dog? I am all for adopting from a shelter and giving a dog in need a home, but I don't think people should be looked down upon for going to a reputable breeder. Now don't get me wrong...I am completely against the numbers of dog stores out there that fill their supply of adorable puppies from horrible puppy mills, but working with a responsible breeder, who actually does everything properly, really shouldn't be an issue in my opinion. Both Murray and Piper came from a breeder. Murray was a case of "when you know better, you do better", because I didn't do much research about Piper's breeder but luckily everything worked out. I was pickier and more careful with Murray. I have come to decide I would like to mix where my future dogs come from. I like choosing a newborn puppy, meeting it's parents and raising it with all the background knowledge that is available with a trusted breeder....but I would also like to look through available shelter dogs to see if the "right" one is out there too. I do believe there are many, many right ones sitting in need in shelters. So here it is...I came clean...I am a proud breeder buyer. Judge away!
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