Yes, there ARE humans who don’t really LOVE dogs – and they abuse them, or breed them PURELY for profit. But thankfully, those humans seem to be in the minority. Most people are AVERAGE. They do the BEST job they know to love and care for their dogs or to breed dogs. Most people do NOT want to see a dog hurt or to see a dog suffer. Keep reminding yourselves that. Yes – a breeder CAN breed two dogs KNOWING that there is some health risk in the dogs she/he has selected. Those are the gamblers. And it doesn’t mean it’s the “right” thing to do. But do they REALLY want to see a dog suffer? I don’t think so. But they think they can beat the odds. Can an owner contribute to a dog’s health problems by feeding poor quality food or exposing the dog to a toxic environment – like pesticides on their lawn? Yes. But do they do it so their dog will suffer? Doubtful.
Keep in mind that the Blame Game is NOT limited to breeders and owners. In fact, breeders also blame other breeders. If a litter has a problem, the owner of the dam blames the stud dog. And vice versa…But remember – they BOTH love their dogs!
Not that we didn’t try…
|Here I am retrieving and jumping down a garden wall. I can do this, like 3 thousand times. I LOVE retrieving!!!!|