Adopt don't shop.
@DumbleDoofus, I never quite understood that sentiment. Of course I believe in adopting dogs, but why discourage buying from breeders? Are those dogs' lives worth less or something? I'm not trying to start a flame war I'm actually asking
@lazarusaurus, I think it's because some breeders ruin it for everyone cuz of unethical practices
@lazarusaurus, puppy mills. That's all I'm going to say about it. There's nothing wrong with buying a dog from a reputable breeder, but like with our Great Dane, purebred often means inbred. He's had reconstructive knee and eye surgery; he isn't even two years old.
@Prince super Vegeta , that makes sense. Anyone have any other views?
@lazarusaurus, I'm not totally opposed to going to an ethical breeder as long as I check out the premise in person, but I do believe adopting is the better option. The majority of people who get dogs are so obsessed with getting a certain breed or getting a puppy that they don't even go to a shelter to look around. There are too many dogs (and so many other animals) that are terrified and anxious and without any home. I know i probably sound like a walking PSA but I feel very strongly about helping out animals in shelters.
@lazarusaurus, have you ever been to a dog shelter? You cannot help but feel sad. It's known how much dogs depend on their owners and how much they love them, and in shelters they don't have that. They don't know why they were put there and it makes them sad. Of course, good shelters take care very fondly of them, but not all shelters are good, and sometimes dogs live crammed together or under otherwise bad conditions. Dogs from breeders usually still have owners or their dog family. Not trying to sound contra-breeders, our dog was an expensive pure bred from a breeder and by God he was the most amazing dog ever, but if I were to get a dog now, I'd at least look in various shelters first.
@DumbleDoofus, or buy from a registered AKC breeder (CKC in Canada) who practices proper breeding practices.
@madeyoulook2, I didn't buy the dog. It isn't my dog. I don't approve of his faulty ear cropping either. But my dad thinks it's cool to spend $2000 on a puppy and probably double or triple that in vet bills.
@DumbleDoofus, we lucked out and bought Golden Retrievers from a family who had one puppy and decided to breed with another one later. Best damn dogs on the planet. They don't bark, they sleep 20+ hours a day, gorgeous coloring and temperament... trained offlead within two days, don't eat too much, don't snap at my 5 year old if he gets too rough... I really can't consider ever getting another dog/dogs having gotten so lucky the first time. I also won't find Golden puppies for $200 again!
@lazarusaurus, Yea it's not the dogs that are bad, they're all good boys, but puppy mills are a thing.
I fail to see a problem.
Is it a golden corgi. Or a corgi retriever.
@Prince super Vegeta , or a corgen
@BigJohnson86, I like Corgan.
If you do not give that dog the proper love that it obviously deserves (seeing as how this is obviously the best boy) then even Satan himself will likely cower before your evil.
Meh, probably still tastes the same
Still a cutie though.
Did you try turning it off then turning it back on?