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Joysmum Tue 21-Jan-14 19:23:03

...allow their bog standard, nothing out of the ordinary, cat/dog/whatever to have babies. angry

With so many animals who can't find a good home wtf are people doing breeding more of them?

I personally believe many issues can be solved if it were mandatory to have a license for breeding yet more animals.

BillyNotQuiteNoMates Tue 21-Jan-14 19:24:35

I'm with you 100%. Bring back licensing for dogs and introduce them for all pets!

babywipesrcool Tue 21-Jan-14 19:24:43

I dunno, most of that could be applied to humans...

Sparklingbrook Tue 21-Jan-14 19:25:55

YANBU. I also get wound up by people who stupidly think you should let them have a litter before neutering. angry

Sparklingbrook Tue 21-Jan-14 19:26:48

What do you mean babywipes? a baby licence? confused

bzoo Tue 21-Jan-14 19:28:47

So it's only 'ordinary' dogs you object to?!

Sparklingbrook Tue 21-Jan-14 19:30:54

I think Joysmum is differentiating between pet owners and breeders of Pedigree dogs/cats bzoo.

desertmum Tue 21-Jan-14 19:31:28

with you 100% - drives me mad - so many poor sad unwanted animals in shelters - and that includes pedigrees too. Breeders should have a licence and should prove their animals are looked after well and have a happy healthy life.
One of those topics that get me on my soapbox

Binkyridesagain Tue 21-Jan-14 19:32:01

I think a license for our pet snail might be going a bit far.

RightInTheKisser Tue 21-Jan-14 19:32:28

Obviously is only ordinary dogs. They aren't adding anything to the breed by breeding more ordinary dogs. Two excellent specimens that are health tested and bred by careful, responsible breeders for one or two litters fine. Average family dogs being bred because 'they are so lovely' is not helpful. Look at the rescues.

BillyNotQuiteNoMates Tue 21-Jan-14 19:32:35

sparkling I think babywipes was talking about people who have children when there are lots who are wanting to be adopted.

JonSnowKnowsNothing Tue 21-Jan-14 19:32:39

Tricky one, OP. Why should it be acceptable to breed pedigrees when there are countless pups/kittens without owners?

LaurieFairyCake Tue 21-Jan-14 19:32:50

Yep, agree.

Sparklingbrook Tue 21-Jan-14 19:33:52

Oh right Billy. smile

JonSnowKnowsNothing Tue 21-Jan-14 19:34:01

What about cats though, RightInTheKisser? Moggies flourish just as well as pedigrees, so that argument surelyonly applies to dogs?

BillyNotQuiteNoMates Tue 21-Jan-14 19:34:16

Breeding for pedigree should be banned as well, imo. Far too many dogs are being cross-bred into unhealthy animals. It sometimes seems that the better the pedigree the more unhealthy the dog.

BruthasTortoise Tue 21-Jan-14 19:34:55


BruthasTortoise Tue 21-Jan-14 19:35:38

I thought pedigree breeding was actually quite bad for dogs as a species?

HoneyDragon Tue 21-Jan-14 19:36:41

Binky, surely if it saw a female in the distance you have ample time to intercede before procreation? grin

JonSnowKnowsNothing Tue 21-Jan-14 19:36:55

Yes, you only have to look on Gumtree to find countless ads for "pedigree Jakawawas" for £500 etc....

Wherediparkmybroom Tue 21-Jan-14 19:38:57

If people stopped buying from kitchen breeders this point would be moot,
While someone is willing to say they want a "Labrachoucollie" someone will fill the market,
If you want a dog any dog in a rescue will welcome you, as for knowing how they are will dc, no dog should be left alone with dc, as they get to know you you will be able to judge better!
In conclusion don't encourage breeding, get a nice mutt from the pound, put in some time, effort and affection...
.....dash of luck....
....voila valued family pet!

Ps: I have always had rescue dogs, a little more effort reaps you years of a loyal, loving friend!

CeliaFate Tue 21-Jan-14 19:41:41

YANBU. My dd's friend has a cat who has had at least 2 litters a year for the last 6 years. The parents are educated, well off enough to afford to spay her, intelligent and articulate.
It baffles me why they don't take her to be spayed. Idiots.

Wherediparkmybroom Tue 21-Jan-14 19:42:56

Sorry just read back, breeders also should be held to account, collies were in fashion here a few years ago, they now languish in shelters. They are lively intelligent dogs who need a lot of exercise, why would you breed these to sell to a working mum of four with very little time or garden?
Apparently for the 600 quid!

Thumbcat Tue 21-Jan-14 19:43:12

YANBU. Our neighbours thought it would be a real money spinner letting their two mutts breed. They had nine puppies, had no good homes lined up, and ended up getting rid of them on eBay. And they've kept two, so now they have four dogs who never get walked and spend all day barking.

Joysmum Tue 21-Jan-14 19:44:15

There's enough Heinz 57's out there who have been bred without thought as to how the patents compliment each other to make a good cross.

I should make it clear I think pedigrees should be licensed too.

Why the hell don't more people go to animal shelters rather than backyard breeders if they want a pet? If the demand isn't there then less would be inclined to do it.

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