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Q: Puppy mills

March 1, 2009 | By Rute T. | 8 answers | Expired: 2103 days ago

Rute T.

Can anyone explain to me what's a puppy mill? Please remember that am not american. Thanks! Rute

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Mar 01, 2009

Where I live in Oklahoma there are many puppy mills. And the right answer is:
A typical puppy mill is usually a small building like a pole barn where wire cages are stacked three high ... and each cage will have a pregnant or nursing female dog. The females are out of those cages only to be bred with a male. In some puppy mills the males are caged also, but others just keep the males penned in small outside enclosures. The females are kept pregnant as often as possible, and are impregnated every heat, including their first heat.
The female outlives her usefulness usually at about 3 - 4 years old ... when she will either begin having smaller litters, or will fail to get pregnant a couple heats in a row.
Puppy mill dogs get no veterinary attention, are fed the cheapest food in minimal amounts, and are often without water days at a time.
Many puppy mills have contracts with pet stores, but today most sell their pups on the internet or in parking lots like WalMart.
Puppy mill dogs are not always true to breed, and are often inbred to a degree where there are genetic problems in a higher incidence rate than is normal ... as in dysplasia in German Shepherds.

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Michaelyn
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Mar 01, 2009

Sometimes the pups are taken away from the mother to early. The puppies are not socialized well and really are not healthy. The breeders are interested in quanity, not quality.

Shelters are filled with pure-breeds plus people can contact bred specific rescues for adoptable pets at very low cost.

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DDRau
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Mar 01, 2009

Puppy mills produce puppies to be sold in stores. There is little concern about the temperment or genetic health about the animals they are breeding. Usually the animals are kept in small cages, get little exercise and the barest amount of food and water.

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Nicklaus A.
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Mar 01, 2009

People breed dogs simply to make money at puppy mills. They are run by greedy people.

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Donna V.
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Mar 01, 2009

A puppy mill is where just one kind of dog is breed. So you end up whit alot of the same kind of puppy at one place. Som of the puppy mills are not a good place. They can be dirty,little food and water. No roomto move. They make the female dogs have puppys all the time and when she is to old or sick to have puppys they kill her.Don't get me wrong some puppy mills are like that most are nice.

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Barbara S. R.
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Mar 01, 2009

PUPPY MILLS ARE RUN BY GREEDY INHUMANE PEOPLE

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Kiko53
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Mar 01, 2009

CAUTION: Very graphic pictures:

fortheloveofthedogblog.com/the-horrors-of-puppy-mills

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June L.
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Mar 01, 2009

Puppy mills are places where people breed dogs in unsanitary and inhumane conditions. They keep the puppies trapped in small cages that are not cleaned properly, and they do not provide the proper medical care to the pups or the mothers. Often the mother dogs are bred over and over again and are never allowed out of their cages. They get no human love. Puppy mill owners are not animal lovers; they see the puppies only as a means to make money. They sell the puppies quite often to pet stores, such as the ones you'll find in most malls in the U.S.A.

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