:scared: OMG... I don't even know what to say about this blog... She is certainly a piece of work. Praying for wonderful, loving homes for all these neglected souls - they deserve nothing less!
I share some of your feelings in how this will reflect on the rest of the breeders. But, that just makes us more conscious of how we need to educate the public/buyers about ourselves, the dogs' environment, and lots of photos/videos that show them in their environments and interacting with family, friends, and strangers.I would just like to say that I hope and pray that we breeders are not all painted with the same brush after this. I do not think it is necessary in this day and age to visit a breeder in person. If this were the case, I would not have a hope in heck of having my boy coming from Iceland. Plumcrazy would not have Lucy. A breeder should be able to supply a list of people who have purchased from them, who have been to their home, who can verfiy the conditions. Watch for lots of photos and videos. I have said it before...there is no possible way with the number of videos I post when we have pups here that they could be staged. That would be all I would have time for if that were the case. Videotaping and posting. There would be no time to groom the pups or the adults in my house, no time to do the things that need to be done in a given day...no time for anything.
This sickens me as much as the average pet buyer. I began doing this out of my love for this breed. If I ever developed a sickness or disorder that could make this kind of disregard for the lives of my animals, every member of my family is animal crazy enough, I am confident they would step in and do something.
This is all so sad and so sickening!!! I truly hope it isn't going to hurt the good breeders out there doing things right, doing things for the right reasons, doing things because they love dogs, acting as good and caring guardians for the animals on their care.