Moral Dilemma with a BYB
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > Other Pets

Moral Dilemma with a BYB

This is a discussion on Moral Dilemma with a BYB within the Other Pets forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category
  • Byb on horse forum

Like Tree8Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-02-2013, 09:10 AM
  #1
Yearling
Moral Dilemma with a BYB

Should say I define a BYB as a person that breeds dogs on a wim, because puppies are cute, to see the "mircle of birth, or just because (for money).

Is it wrong or would it encourage a BYB to help place puppies? A neighbor (friends with my parents) has 20 puppies to home from two litters at the same time. Problem no one wants a coonhound /mastiff /lab cross or a beagle /little river /mastif f/lab cross, and now they are looking for people to help place them. (Those are only the breeds I know in the mix there very well could be more) These were not OOPS puppies she bred them on purpose.

Problem is the owner is so loopy with her dogs, if she find 20 homes I don't think this will be the last time she breeds them. Because in her words she loves puppies, and it would be horrible if they didn't experience having puppies. It seems like she wanted them to have puppies because she's humanizing them, and she's wants the attention. Ugh.

To help or not to help that is the question.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-02-2013, 09:43 AM
  #2
Yearling
Leave her be and let her figure it out. If she can't place them, she might not breed anymore. If she has an open kennel, she will try again.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-02-2013, 11:34 AM
  #3
Trained
Unreal how some people think!
Posted via Mobile Device
Critter sitter likes this.
     
    03-02-2013, 11:39 AM
  #4
Showing
She wouldn't get my help if it were me. It would be different if the pups were in bad condition and their welfare was at stake, but as they're not, she needs to learn how much work it is to place twenty puppies. It probably won't stop her from breeding in the future, but it might make her slow down and reconsider breeding as many dogs.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-02-2013, 11:39 AM
  #5
Trained
Let her deal with her own problems. Maybe having twenty four month old puppies will finally break her of this habit.
Posted via Mobile Device
Wallaby and waresbear like this.
     
    03-02-2013, 12:06 PM
  #6
Yearling
News is that three died from having a clef palate.

You're right it's her problem and yes they'll be fed. But that's it, they will not be needled, dewormed, neutered, housetrained, be allow outside while in their home. She doesn't believe in it. She's a dog lover not a responisble owner.

Should say the outside part in because their dogs run away whenever outside, and they don't have money to make a good size pen.

So that's it, I'm ignoring her problem, and try not to let it bother me.
     
    03-02-2013, 01:17 PM
  #7
Trained
I agree in not helping her. There comes a point in time where people have to fail in life. This will hopefully be her failure and put her on the right track in the future.

Helping her will just make her think her puppies are in demand. She does not see them as "rescues"...
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-02-2013, 03:17 PM
  #8
Weanling
I agree do not help her. It is a horrible thing to breed dogs just because you can! When someone breeds dogs they need quality animals, that they compete with, and they MUST be improving the standards for the breed, otherwise they are creating unwanted animals! They should Not just be breeding because they can! There are WAY to many unwanted animals for that!
     
    03-02-2013, 06:45 PM
  #9
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by Animallover707    
I agree do not help her. It is a horrible thing to breed dogs just because you can! When someone breeds dogs they need quality animals, that they compete with, and they MUST be improving the standards for the breed, otherwise they are creating unwanted animals! They should Not just be breeding because they can! There are WAY to many unwanted animals for that!
Now I don't think you have to compete to breed, but you should have good, working dogs with proven lineage and no genetic issues. And yes, it should be to make a better dog. It helps if you show, but if you have good cattle herding dogs that meet the health criteria, that's good enough.
Posted via Mobile Device
doubleopi likes this.
     
    03-02-2013, 07:58 PM
  #10
Yearling
I honestly don't mind mixed breeds to an extent. But breed a dog for a purpose, I've seen enough golden retrievers that don't retrieve, hounds that don't smell, terriers who don't hunt. If you want to mix your two best cattle dogs because they have great cow sense, all for you. Those dogs have a purpose. I would love to see today's german shepherds with sheep, or beagles after rabbits. But it's fine for those dogs to be pets too, just have to breed traits please.

All for health checks, my own border collie is clear for hip, and eyes, and so it's his parents, grandparents.
riccil0ve likes this.
     
Dog Forums

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Moral Dilemma - Horse Dumped Broski1984 Horse Talk 63 12-09-2012 09:03 AM
Need some moral support KountryPrincess Horse Health 8 10-24-2012 01:49 PM
Need some Moral Support..... Horse racer Horse Talk 38 08-17-2012 03:41 PM
Moral Dilemma- Some outside perspectives would be helpful! stephshark General Off Topic Discussion 18 07-07-2012 11:02 PM
I need help with a moral decision. Tymer General Off Topic Discussion 18 07-08-2011 09:16 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0