Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Officials' hands tied on hobby dog breeder

The Palm Beach Post reports here on a "hobby breeder" that would be subject to new requirements if county commissioners approve new regulations on all dog and cat breeders today. The rules would require all breeders to get a permit, regardless of whether they give away or sell the animals.


TheLaceys said...

I see it's been a while since this item was posted, but I was just interested to find out what's out there about breeding rules and found this blog. I'm actually against hobby and backyard breeding. I think it should be required for any pet owner who is not a licenced breeder to spay and neuter their pets. Also, it should be mandated that breeders keep animals until they are of age to spay or neuter and do so prior to selling. The pet over-population problem is clearly out of control and if we don't take serious steps to mitigate, it's only going to get worse

Ntabu Al-hassan said...

Your an idiot. Spayed & neutered dogs have not only their ability to reproduce ruined but lose alot of their natural "drive ". They usually put on weight, become diabetic, & from my own experience as a hunter, lose their willingness to hunt. All dog's are not "pet's". Some people have dogs that actually put food on the table & not lay up in someones lap. You mean to say that if I want to have a pack of hunting dogs I should have them all fixed? If my friends or family who hunt also want a puppy or dog that hunts they should get it from some big time dog breeder, & pay hundreds of dollars for a dog that may or may not do what they need it to do? Get real. Everybody that breed dogs, don't breed "pets". Some dog's have "jobs". & If you send dogs under a knife, that takes away their drive in alot of cases to do their jobs. Stop trying to turn America into something it was never intended to be. If there is a law for every little thing you can think of then where is our freedom? Next, you'll probably wont a law that says we should have restrictions on how many breathes of air we can take.

Antor Biswas said...

Whereas most dogs get fabulously excited to be given their dinner, Jimmy will take his composed position on the kitchen floor and observe as I prepare his food. Upon placing the bowl down, Jimmy will remain in this spot for a good two or three minutes, quietly reflecting over what culinary delights might be waiting for him just a yard away (NB: 100% of the time it's dog food).