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A dog factory? Does that really exist? How could that be possible?
A dog factory is also known as a puppy mill or a puppy farm. As the names suggest, the focus is on producing as many dogs as possible.
A dog factory or a puppy mill is a dog breeder who has one main objective: selling dogs for profit.
- They do not care about the health or well-being of the dogs or the breed in general
- They are trying to get their parent dogs to reproduce puppies as quickly as possible
- The conditions in which they are breeding the dogs are usually very poor
- The socialization period required when a dog is a puppy is usually neglected and sometimes completely skipped
As you can see, they take short-cuts that can be detrimental to the dog and it’s health in the long run. Since they are trying to reproduce dogs as quickly as possible and sell them for a profit, they really do not care about what happens to the dogs in the long-run.
Here are some things to watch out for:
- They have numerous dog breeds for sale as they are only breeding for profit and are not interested in the well-being of any of the breeds
- They will not let you see the parents of the puppy
- They may want to meet up in a public place instead of allowing you to visit their kennel and seeing where as well as the conditions in which the parents and puppies live
- No paperwork is available or provided
- No vaccinations have been completed
Be aware and educated about responsible breeding practices. Here are some tips on how to identify a responsible dog breeder.
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