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Are purebreed breeders more responsible than crossbreed breeders?

Article ID: 329
Last updated: 12 Sep, 2013
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Not necessarily. Whether a breeder produces pedigree (purebred with pedigree papers), purebred or crossbred animals does not indicate whether they are a responsible breeder or have the welfare of their animals as paramount. There are many factors that can affect the welfare of breeding animals and their offspring.

RSPCA Australia has produced two documents to help identify responsible companion animal breeders and provide guidance to prospective puppy buyers.  Please see the articles How do I find a good dog breeder? and What is a responsible companion animal breeder? for specific information.


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Attached files
file Smart Puppy Buyers Guide July 2016.pdf (512 kb)
file Smart Kitten Cat Buyers Guide July 2013.pdf (1.14 mb)

Also read
document What animal welfare problems are associated with pedigree dog breeding?
document How do I find a good dog or cat breeder?

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