2009...Over the years Puppy Love have been asked why we don't support the Kennel Club and their campaign to stop puppy farming, we take a lot of criticism from people who think we should put politics aside for the good of the cause. So we have decided its time to tell you why we don't and won't support them, we are not talking politics we are talking dogs!
We get information from people who feel they have been mislead into thinking Kennel Club registration means that the pups they buy are healthy and have been raised ethically. One person told us he did all the research to find the right breed for himself and his family and found what he thought was a good Kennel Club breeder. His puppy died a couple of days after purchase from undiagnosed illness. As it was proven the pup was sick at time of purchase the buyer took the breeder to court for reimbursement of £500. What he didn't know when he went to buy his puppy was that the breeder is licensed to keep 92 dogs on her premises and conditions are not pleasant. There are many more of these puppy battery farms who use KC registration and they own huge numbers of dogs, one that we know of has over 200.
Another purchaser bought her pup from a KC breeder in Wales, the pup was very sick and was put to sleep before she reached her first birthday as there was nothing more the vets could do for her. Again this breeder is licensed for over 100 dogs and breeds a huge amount of litters per year.
The images you see here are of breeders premises who pay a yearly fee for KC affix and pay again when they register their litters with KC, this gives breeders/puppy battery farmers, credibility and of course they can ask a higher price for puppies. These breeders are puppy farmers and can house 100 or more dogs in squalid conditions. One breeder we know of has registered 39 litters in 2009, this is by no means an isolated case, so you see just how much money is rolling into KC bank from these unscrupulous battery farmers. Most of the dogs have no outside runs and spend their lives in one small cell, some never see daylight, food and water can be scarce, vet treatment is unavailable. So we hope you can see why we cannot support an organization which makes money from canine misery by cashing the cheques of puppy farmers on a regular basis and doing nothing at all to remedy the situation even when complaints are made to them. So to our critics we say educate yourselves before blindly following the Kennel Club's PR propaganda.
You also may imagine that Accredited Breeders have been checked BEFORE they are accredited, they are not, anyone can become accredited by the KC without having any knowledge of breeding dogs. You may also think all dogs are raised in homes as part of families and that being accredited all possible health testing for the breed are carried out, wrong again, this maybe true in some cases but not all. A few health test are mandatory but dogs only have to be tested not pass the tests. Some Accredited breeders dogs are kennelled outside as there are far too many to be housed indoors. Some are also accredited for 5 different breeds of dogs.