Some of you may have read my previous posts about Bailey my 7 months old Cav. Since bringing her home she has been poorly, and last month i decided to contact the council who said they will go out and spot check the premises.
I got home from work early this avo, and something made me look on the website i know the breeder who i bought Bailey off uses. She had a total of 9 litters and all small numbers of pups available 4 at most, but some only 2 or 3. This screamed dealer/puppy farm to me which prompted me to recontact the council.
I spoke to the same lady i had done the last time, they hadn;t been out but she put it in her diary for next week. (I intend to now ring every week til this has been done). Out of interest i asked how many dogs they held a licence for..... 80 yes that is EIGHTY breeding bitches!!!!!!!!
I explained my concerns with regards to puppy farming, the amount of litters she was selling and the welfare of the animals, in particular my puppy who has been extremely ill since coming home. i am so annoyed - mainly with myself!! why didn;t i check all of this before hand? how can anybody who has EIGHTY bitches be decent? its completely unethical asfar as i am concerned and i have only perpetuated this ongoing cycle by buying from them!!
saying that, i wouldn't change Bailey for the world, she is lovely, but it really isn;t very suprising that she was so ill.
They have it so planned out, show you the pups in the conservatory with mum, all lovely and cute with council licence on the wall. I thought at my age i was a bit more savvy, but clearly not!
sorry for the rant, i am just so annoyed!!!