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|07-02-2006, 07:56 PM||#1|
Owned by 3 furbabies
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Anyone Know This Breeder In Mo ?
her name is linda vinyard in stockton mo?
i found the cutest little boy that she has
also found a little girl through my vet, one of the techs told me about her.
i am checking into both. any help with linda vinyard would be appriciated
|07-03-2006, 05:38 AM||#2|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastern PA
John and Linda Vinyard, Golden Rule Kennel, Stockton MO are listed on the usda registered breeders through the prisonersofgreed website.
Does the tech have personal experience with this breeder?
Stacy and the crew
|07-03-2006, 09:31 AM||#3|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: El Paso, Texas
Here's a little information on USDA breeders that you might want to read.
Commercial kennels often produce many breeds of dogs. They are required to be licensed by the US Department of Agriculture and must provide facilities and a plan for veterinary care that meet the guidelines of the federal Animal Welfare Act. However, a shortage of inspectors, protection by local authorities, and the difficulty of making a legal case against violators makes adherence to the AWA dependent more on the ethics of the kennel owner than on the fear of reprisals for defying the law.
Brokers buy dogs from large and small breeders who also must be licensed by USDA and meet the AWA criteria. Missouri, known as a "puppy mill state," has more licensed USDA kennels and brokers than any other state. Brokers advertise for puppies. They promise top prices, breeder programs, breeder appreciation events, veterinary exams, breeder education, loyalty, courtesy, and careful transportation to entice breeders into the fold. The puppies are a commodity to them.
Chances are slim that puppies from these sources come from dogs that have been tested for the genetic diseases common to their breeds. Hip x-rays, blood tests, and eye certifications cost money, and those costs could not be passed through the chain to the pet store without adding considerably to the cost. The breeders are also unlikely to either know or care about the breed standard, that set of guidelines that describes each breed and maintains its integrity; to carefully choose breeding stock for sound temperament; to use AKC's limited registration and require sterilization of pet quality puppies; or to consider the reproductive health of their dogs when making breeding decisions.
Some pet stores buy puppies locally from breeders who produce a few litters from one or more breeds each year. These people supplement their income by selling puppies and are spared the difficulties of interviewing prospective buyers or keeping unsold puppies. In all likelihood, these breeders do not test for genetic diseases, place no limits on puppy registrations, have a marginal health program, know little about the breed standard, and have poor quality breeding stock.