Specialist dog breeders defend their stand against #AdoptDontShop activists

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The campaign #AdoptDontShop is frequently advocated on social media locally and internationally, seeking to encourage people to adopt dogs from shelters or rescue organisations rather than purchase a dog from a breeder or puppy mill.

But reputable breeders who can account for every puppy bred under their kennel name, say that there is an unfortunate perception of shame attached to people who want to buy a well-bred puppy whose parents have undergone  health and temperament tests...

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