What is your preference and why?
also Rescue vs. breeder.
doesnt matter dogs r smart i love dogs that r down to earth
Eh, it all depends I think.
Kovu has been a way different experience for me. When we were younger we got a toy poodle, I was like 7, so I really had no say in getting it. Dad just showed up with him one day. He was a mean little bugger & eventually we re-homed him because of his aggression towards kids.
After Keiko, the poodle, all of our animals were rescues that were also mutts. We've had lab mixes, pointer/pit mix, schnauzer mix, catahoula mix. Not to mention all the stray cats that became "ours". I grew up in Altus, OK which has a very high kill gassing facility. So, being that close to a place where they GAS because they are too full, kind of motivated us to rescue than to go through a breeder.
But then I met SO, he got stationed in Washington & here we are. He isn't a big animal person, how I ended up falling in love with someone who doesn't share the same passion for all animals like I do, I dont know, but it happened. The first 4 years we lived together fishes were all we had. But he finally caved, under one condition: that we get a Savannah.
He knew how important rescuing was to me, so we registered for updates from a well known Savannah rescue group. Any time one became available it was usually too fragile to ship to WA, from the east coast. So after 2 years of waiting for one to pop up closer to us, SO went ahead & bought Kovu from a breeder.
Quoting dmcarpenter619:We are mixed in this house. We rescued our male Dane and our Goldendoodle. I got our female Dane from a breeder, but it was sort of a rescue. I went to pick out my puppy and as soon as I saw her I knew he would put her down of someone didn't take her. She is almost pure white and had a high chance of being deaf and blind. She is completely deaf. Anyway, I chose her over the original puppy I went to get. Our bulldog we got from a breeder.
You are awesome! We rescued a deaf Catahoula from Altus & she was such a smart dog. Sadly she developed diabetes & even with her medication given every day, we lost her the day after Christmas last year.
My pup is a mixed breed. I love her anyhow. So sweet and full of love.
I prefer to adopt. I run my own rescue and all of my dogs aside from one (a purebred Chow Chow from a reputable breeder) have been rescues. Mutts vs Purebred is not an issue when I go to adopt. I always choose the one that melds with me and my family and my pack. However in the event that I do go out and buy a dog from a breeder it WILL be a purebred dog from a reputable breeder. Reputable breeders will not breed mutts under any circumstances. I do not believe in supporting backyard breeders or puppy mills by purchasing "designer" dogs.
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