Originally Posted by krandall
It sounds like he really cares about his dogs... I just don't agree with some of what he does. (and doesn't do)
I think that sometimes (in my case) people just want a family dog - not a perfect dog, not a show dog, but a family dog.
We do the best we can researching the type of dog we want, which helps us settle on a breed, but at the end of the day, we just want a healthy pup to add to the family.
As long as a breeder is kind and treats the dogs well, that's all I care about. Cost is also a consideration - with three kids, I am not willing to spend $2000-$3000 on a dog plus travel expenses to go get a dog. No way.
Benny does not have papers and for all I know, his mother was bred with a cow (he came from a farm and is spotted like a cow, so that's our theory LOL), but we love him and wouldn't trade him for the best bred, champion Havanese out there. Unless, of course, there is a breeder breeding Havanese that don't pee and poop... in that case, sign me up.