Please note, I am not looking to breed or buy another Havanese. All my pups are fixed
I'm just asking your thoughts.
If a person decides to breed without showing, in your opinion, is this a backyard breeder?
Keep in mind, this person is willing to do the following:
Have other breeders and mentors evaluate the dog
Do all the required health testing, hips, knees, hearing, eyes etc. on the dog
Both parents of this dog have been health tested
Socialize the pups in the home, with people and other dogs
Start the housebreaking process
In a perfect world, I would like to see all breeders show their dogs to Championship, do all health testing, socialize, and housebreak. I know some well known breeders who show & health test, but don't socialize or housebreak. Are they bad breeders? Or are they good breeders, just because they show and health test? The number 1 reason dogs get surrendered to a shelter, are not because they didn't meet the standard, it's because they weren't properly housebroken or socialized. So would you go as far to say this person is unethical and a backyard breeder?
I've been in the show ring and have seen what goes on with politics. I often see dogs win that shouldn't. I'm not saying I agree with this person, but I would not go as far as saying they were a backyard breeder. Although this is not an ideal breeder for some of us, I would probably purchase a puppy from this person.