>>2063766 You mean the tons of sources where these dogs are bred just for show and money? They always have shorter lifespans and multitudes of health problems. Enjoy the vet bills though for weekly maintenance on your "investment"
>>2063423 Depends. If you're not looking for something specific, why do you need a purebred? For most people, any midsize rescue mutt would do. Unless you need a working dog, a low energy dog, a hypoallergenic dog, or something similar, you don't really need a purebred. You can also rescue purebreds, it's not like breeders are the only way. They're rescued from puppy mills and surrendered by owners all the time. As long as you're getting them from a really good breeder, not a shitty hobby breeder or BYB, I think it's fine. But still, I don't think most people need a purebred as much as they think. I think the only exception to this is first-time owners. If somebody's never raised a dog before, a well-bred dog with a specific energy level and a stable temperament helps a lot.
>>2063423 No, OP. You get whatever the fuck you want and that's how it works as long as you're fully committed, conscious of what it takes to raise a dog, and you're financially comfortable to vet it correctly and have enough if any emergencies happen. That's pretty much it. I encourage you to look in shelters first, you might be surprised to find what you were looking for, something similar, or something even better.
This is true. I had a purebred collie as a kid that we got for Christmas from my aunt who was a breeder. We were going to lose our house because the vet bills were getting out of control over the first 6 months. Somehow we got all caught up and stayed in that house, but then my sister disappeared and my parents said they had no idea where she went. The dog died about month later from complications of not having at least 4 different breeds in his blood line.
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