Question: What Makes A Backyard Breeder?

What does backyard breeder mean?

A backyard breeder is an amateur animal breeder whose breeding is considered substandard, with little or misguided effort towards ethical, selective breeding. Larger commercial operations of a similar type that breed dogs are usually termed a puppy mill (especially in North America) or puppy farm.

Are backyard breeders bad?

Inadequate nutrition, fleas and worms are common in these situations, placing the welfare of these animals at risk. Backyard breeding contributes to the unwanted companion animal population in the community. Uncontrolled breeding and overpopulation inevitably leads to the euthanasia of healthy unwanted animals.

How can you tell if someone is a backyard breeder?

10 Signs of a Backyard Breeder

  • The puppies leave mom before 8 weeks of age.
  • The breeder doesn’t ask you questions.
  • The breeder breeds several types of dogs.
  • The breeder breeds several types of dogs.
  • The breeder always has puppies available.
  • The breeder isn’t active in breed specific clubs.
  • The breeder doesn’t encourage you to stay in contact.

What makes a good breeder?

They care deeply about their animals and will not to sell them to “just anyone.” Good breeders know from experience what kind of homes are likely to be the very best for the dogs they have produced. A quality breeder makes sure you know the breed’s temperament and needs. All breeds have special characteristics.