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Welcome To Love Of Breeds
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Love of Breeds.com is an all breed dog information website as well as a great way for you to find the best reputable breeders and rescue groups in the world. Our guidelines for accepting a breeder into our dirctory are considered very strict by some, however it is our belief that a dog breeder should be breeding in order to improve the breed, rather than generating an income from selling puppy after puppy.
Have titled dogsThis means that they must compete with them in some type of activity- they do not have to be conformation show dogs, they can be used in a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to, hunting, tracking, obedience, search and rescue, therapy and agility.
Perform health testingBy testing their dogs for problems prior to breeding them, they will know that they're less likely to pass on issues such as hip dysplasia and other joint issues, progressive retinal atrophy as well as other eye disorders, thyroid problems, and more.
Care for what they producedBreeders must sell pet puppies on spay/neuter contracts (unless the dog is being sold for conformation purposes and cannot be altered). They should take back their dogs, at any stage of life, if the new owner can no longer care for them- their dogs should never be turned over to a humane shelter or breed rescue group to carry on the responsibility for what they created.
No "Designer Dog Breeders"We will not list breeders for labradoodles, goldendoodles, puggles, cocapoos, maltipoos, etc. We love mixed breeds, just not the intentional breeding of them since the vast majority of breeders are simply out to make as much money by mass producing mixes. If the time comes when a breeder of a mix can prove that they are attempting to accomplish the creation of a new breed without the health issues of the current breeds within the mix, and can prove all health testing, spay-neuter contracts, as well as acceptance into a reputable registry, we may look at this issue again.
I have a rare breed and there aren't many shows, can I still be listed? Certain breeds we aren't as strict about the titles, especially the rare breeds that are not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club.
There haven't been any health problems in my dogs so I don't test them, why can't I be listed? Even in lines when there usually isn't a problem, one can still come up. Testing is expensive, however the risk of not testing and breeding a dog that is carrying these issues can be even more risky- test, don't guess.
What about toy/teacup dogs?In my opinion, breeders who use these terms are only out to make a buck. Yes, some dogs are smaller than the breed standard, however a good breeder will not advertise them as toy/teacup and jack up the price- nor will they breed for that size. Breed standards are in place to be just that- a standard. If your dogs don't generally meet those standards and you have to place a funky "teacup", "pocket-book" name to describe their size, you will not be listed, plain and simple.
Why no "doodles"?Mixed breeds are great dogs, however I don't agree with the intentional breeding of them. Yes, the original purpose for the Labradoodle/Goldendoodle may have been for use as guide dogs for the blind who have dog allergies, however there don't appear to be many 'doodle' breeders who are breeding for the guide dog program- but are breeding to generate puppies for the general public. Most of these puppies are being marketed as 'hypo-allergenic' and 'shed-free', when in fact, they are neither. Nearly every 'doodle' that I've seen has shed- some to the point that the owners have them shaved in order to keep their homes from looking like a hair-pit.