Week 5: Breeding

Breeding although common in most parts of the world can be a sensitive topic to those passionate about rescues. With 1.2 Million dogs killed in the United stated each year, supporting Breeding is one to question.

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Pure bred’s make the majority of family pets in the US. Although there has been a recent spike in the adoption of rescues it isn’t enough to save those in shelters up for death.

Before you say anything I want to make clear, I have a pure bred Australian Cattle dog/Shepard. She is awesome but she was an impulse buy but I love her none the less. I have also rescued 3 other dogs with my family. I know both sides of this and personally I think every dog deserves a home as they didn’t choose how they are brought into this world. However there should be some breed control standards and limitations. On the other side people need to stop being so picky and love dogs for their personality not what breed they are or what they look like.  Pure bred dogs are actually known to have more health issues than mixed breeds.

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Just for your thoughts on population control; each dog couple and their puppies can produce 67,000 dogs in just 6 years. That is an insane number. Even if we spayed and neutered every dog in the US today we would still have enough dogs for every family to adopt for the next 10 years.

Thanks for reading dog lovers. Have a great week!

As the Spring season approaches please check out Scarves for Paws for new attire and Jewelry coming soon!

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