Show Breeder- AKA “Preservation Breeder”.
Backyard Breeder “BYB”
Puppy Mill breeder.-Puppy mills are where ALL of the pet store puppies come from. They are facilities where dogs are produced in mass quantities upwards of 200 to 1000’s of dogs. They are forced to breed their whole lives until they are physically incapable. At that time, the dogs are either sold to other breeders, left on the side of the road, neglected, or even killed. The dogs spend twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in cages, with often little to no contact with people or the outside world. Most are sick and left in unsanitary conditions with very poor socialization skills.
Many times puppy mills have fancy websites claiming designer mixes or “teacups” or “Micro-tiny”. Be very careful of buying a dog over the internet. Your breeder should be able to speak with you, have a name, address, phone number and all of the real life contacts that normal people have. Dont let a cute bow or dress fool you into buying a puppy from a website. Your breeder should be your mentor and friend. Ask them plenty of questions and if they balk, then you need to run.