Worse are those who pay extortionate amounts for mongrels aka “designer breeds”
I don't mind people paying daft amounts of money to get a dog - a fool & their money are soon parted... Lord knows I've
paid over the odds for the odd item, now & then. But what 'does my 'ead in' to borrow from another thread, is a) the unscrupulous behaviour that follows on from the sniff of easy money, where dogs are mistreated frightfully to mass-produce vanity breed puppies, and b) the deliberate breeding of physical deformaties that make the dog's entire life difficult and stressful. I'm not talking about working breeds like collies or spaniels and I won't cite particular examples, as it's not my intention to be rude or disrespectful to this forum's readers, however this website
will give a flavour of why I'm so cross about distorting the bodies of man's best friend, just for sake of vanity or whim.
The number of perfectly excellent unwanted dogs that end up in rescue homes ( and ultimately disposed of...) is truly upsetting. Why on earth people shell out shed-loads of dosh to buy the dog-of-the-moment (usually inspired by nothing more sensible than the favourite telly series!), instead of going down the shelter and saving some poor plain-vanilla mutt with a whole bucket-load of love and affection to give, makes me quite upset.