Read before you speak, you are NOT understanding my point
It seems all of you cannot read, you just think, "OMG!!!" and freak out. If you would actually take what I said with a grain of salt and consider my point of view we would not be in this situation..
LOL. You realize what you just said right?
We have two different opinions, and NEITHER is right or wrong
. We are merely stating opinions. What you just said could go either way, if you consider OUR point of view, we wouldn't be in this situation and vice versa. I agree you have valid points, but I do not agree with everything you say, and that was all I was pointing out. I believe Abby has proved to be a good petowner, and she seems to have been thinking things through before she got the dog.
Not every dog can be saved, but we can take measures to ensure stupid a** people won't continue what they're doing..
I agree, there are many stupid a** people who breed for no reason, other than to get money, and that measures should be taken to ensure they won't continue what they are doing.
A deaf puppy is a genetic trait. Not a "poor baby!" kind of thing. A "poor baby" situation is when the dog was beaten across the head and blew out eardrums. "Poor baby!" is when the dog was deafened by soemthing. Not because someone was so irresponsible they couldn't even stop a puppy like that from being born..
Yes, a deaf puppy is genetic, and no, you shouldn't breed one. But I doubt that because a dog has the chance of passing on deaf genes, means its pups are guarenteed to be deaf. There are risks, as with all types of breeding; its when you selectively breed to minimize these risks that it turns out the best, but those risks ARE STILL THERE.
As well, she mentions that the deaf dog was a Pure Bred Blue Heeler (Australian Cattledog). Blue heelers have a relatively high prevalence, so even through selctive Blue Heeler breeding, chances are higher of deaf puppies being born.
Honestly, I would rather a deaf dog than an abused, dangerous dog. Many dogs at shelters (not ALL, I know that) have been abused, are vicious, and dangerous. So yes, if I had to choose I would choose the deaf dog. The shelters in my area specialize in these abused dogs who must be placed in "special" homes where they aren't as likely to "snap" (childless, cat-less homes etc). So yes, I would pay more to buy a puppy I can raise myself from a "backyard breeder", if A) I wasn't breeding, showing or the like and B) I had checked out completelly the breeder. I would rather deal with my dog having medical issues than a vicious dog that is a danger to those around it. And yes, many dogs can be trained to lose this behaviour, but just many can't. If you wanted to breed a dog, (just like if you were breeding bettas) you'd want to buy from a reputable breeder.
I do agree that Abby breeding a "Pit Bull" shouldn't be done. I truly agree that breeding Pit Bulls are a waste of time and energy seeing, as they aren't true breeds. As a plain old pet, I believe that purchasing a dog from wherever is that persons choice.
So next time you jump down MY throat because of jumping to conclusions about why I was posting and why I was saying legitament things, consider a different point of view.
I am sorry that I came across as jumping down your throat, but I consider Abby a good friend on here, and I didn't like the way you WERE jumping down her throat,
I think it's a stupid, ignorant, careless idea.
As for my dogs, I agree that the place sucked. The dogs there were mean, and vicious. As for professional trainers, they cost a lot of money. Money that could be spent in other areas of the dogs life. My dogs are very socialized and very trained WITHOUT dog classes. You said yourself you barely listen to the trainers, you mainly go there to socialize yours dogs. I would rather my dogs play with my neighbors dog in the large field behind our houses, than pay hundreds of dollars to go to an average sized place and NOT listen to their instructions, while my dog gets socialized with dogs I don't really WANT to know. I'm sixteen, do you know how I trained my dogs? With a BOOK I got out of the LIBRARY. When I got my newest dog Frank, he wasn't housetrained, I trained him in THREE days, took him about four days to learn to sit, and a few days to learn his name. I believe you don't need to pay ridiculous amounts to train a dog. You just some basic knowledge, time, and the ability to socialize your dog in a friendly environment. As well, we only went to dog parks when we got Houston, and didn't know our neighbors. Once he was socialized enough we stopped going. In my opinion, it depends on the dog park, but I agree they are really going downhill.