We are buying our Havanese from a reputable breeder (he's awesome, and i researched intensely), and yet when I tell some people about us buying
a puppy, I get berated. "You should rescue...you should adopt...why are you buying a puppy when there are so many orphans out there...".
Honestly? I have rescued/adopted ALL of my cats (2...both from the street) and 1 dog (from a shelter), and they were great! My husband is allergic however, and my dreams (as well as our sons dreams) of owning a dog are finally coming to fruition because....HUSBAND IS NOT ALLERGIC TO HAVANESE!!
I searched for a Havanese to rescue, but couldn't find any. So I decided to search for a breeder. When I found Jeff, I made an appointment to visit. He brought up a few puppies and we all fell in love with 1 particular little guy, "Gilligan" (now he will be our "Turbo"). We went home and discussed, and did pros/cons lists...and decided YES.
Any way, back to my original point, these comments from friends/family are understandable, but seriously, I am getting annoyed by having to defend ourselves.
Have you/do you go through this? I would love to hear suggestions on how to deal (other than telling them to go away