I agree that it's ALWAYS important to treat people respectfully, here or anywhere else. It's common courtesy, and makes this a more pleasant place for everyone.
That said, I disagree with the idea that when someone comes here with questions specifically about concerns about their puppy mill or BYB puppy (whether it be that the dog in question clearly isn't a purebred, or that it is short haired when it was supposed to be a "normal" Hav or has health problems... you name it...) that people should stand by and say nothing about the problem with purchasing puppy mill/pet store/BYB pups. This problem is rampant, and to say nothing is to tacitly accept the practice.
You wrote: "most of the population are of average intelligence and work off of impulse or emotion and do not think of all the whynots or what ifs." People of average intelligence should be able to USE that average intelligence. (most of us here have "average intelligence; that's why it's called average
) Average intelligence is NO excuse for not doing your homework and making a major life decision, both for yourself and the dog, based simply on impulse and emotion.
I've never heard anyone suggest that someone doesn't belong here because they have a puppy mill or part bred Hav. I've seen the opposite. I've seen people who have rescued dogs that "look like they might be part Hav" become valued, contributing members of the group. Likewise, many people who have come here after purchasing puppy mill dogs learn their lesson. They stay and learn, and often help educate others who come after them.
If a person wants to help rescue puppy mill Havs, they should do it by adopting one. There are plenty available. Purchasing one at a pet store or over the internet isn't "rescuing", it is perpetuating the abuse of the parent dogs.
As far as those people who even suggest breeding unregistered (let alone part bred) puppies, I'm sorry, in my book those posts cannot be dealt with lightly. People who even suggest such an idea need to be told in no uncertain terms that this is NOT OK. Anything less would be irresponsible.
We owe it to all the people who come here months before they purchase a puppy looking for good information on how to find and purchase a good quality dog to be a good source of that information. I was one of those people. I first started reading the forum almost 6 months before I purchased Kodi. I had been on many other internet sites looking for information too. I knew not to get a dog from the puppy mill outlet down the street, but not how to go about finding one. Many of the to-be-avoided places on the internet, like Puppy Finder, have all these cute ads of adorable pups set against velvet backgrounds. How cute!
What I learned on this forum about such sites made my blood run cold when I thought of the mistake I could have made. But with my average intelligence I kept reading because it was important to me NOT to make an emotional, impulse decision, but to end up with a partner who, hopefully, will be with me for many years. With the help of this forum, I found a good breeder and an awesome puppy.
As I said in the beginning, I agree with you completely that it is important to always treat people respectfully, but especially on a public forum like this. I do NOT, however, agree that wrong-minded decisions shouldn't be pointed out to the people who made them at the time they post. In the recent posts, while I've seen people pointing out all the problems with pet store puppies and puppy mills, I've also seen at least as many (sometimes the same) people also saying, "What's done is done, your pup is adorable. He's not a Hav, but enjoy him for who he is!" That seems pretty fair to me.