Puppy's mum says: Top Dogs in America

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Do you have a dog, and have questions about how to keep your dog happy? Is your new puppy having trouble settling in? Are you looking for a new puppy and aren't sure where to look?

I would love to help you with any of these issues, and more. My husband and I have bred many puppies over the last twenty years, and every puppy born at our home is important to us. Whether the puppy became a show dog or a much loved pet, it always remained 'our' puppy to some extent. We always cared about the wellbeing of that puppy.

I would love to be there for you too, if you have a new dog or pup, or if you're thinking of getting one, I would love to help you make the right choices for yourself, your family and for your puppy or dog.

Ask a question on this website, or make a comment. I'll answer you, I am here for you.

Mar 10, 2009

Top Dogs in America

This is the list for 2008:

AKC Top Ten Dog Breeds

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Beagle
  6. Boxer
  7. Dachshund
  8. Bulldog
  9. Poodle
  10. Shih Tzu
Of particular for me, as a breeder of Standard Schnauzers, is the Miniature Schnauzer not being on the list. I always thought they were up there in the top ten list, but no, they're not. I looked further and found them, at number eleven.

The Standard Schnauzer is somewhere lower on the list, and that's fine with me. When a dog breed gets too popular, people start breeding for the wrong reason- money rather than for the betterment of the breed.

That is what registered dog breeders are supposed to be breeding dogs for, 'For the betterment of the breed'. The reason you pay top dollar for a puppy from a registered breeder should be to get a top quality dog, a fine example of its breed. If you're not buying from a dog breeder whose main focus is breeding for the betterment of the breed, you're just getting a dog that cost lots of money, no indication of quality.

If you are going to get a particular breed of dog, you owe it to the breed to get one from a breeder who is breeding for the breed, not themselves.

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