Genetics determine size as well as appearance, build, type,etc. Many people assume that a purebred dog with ‘papers’ means their dog is bred to fit the standard. 99% of the time this is an incorrect assumption. Puppy mills sell AKC registered dogs with papers, back yard breeders do to, as well as the guy down the street with two ‘purebreds’ he assume should be bred because they have these magical things called ‘papers’. No reputable breeder would sell a puppy to someone with full breeding rights to it if it was not a quality dog. This means that the people with these dogs acquired them from breeders who were not on the high end of being reputable. I’m not saying they weren’t nice people, but they shouldn’t be producing living creatures on purpose without doing a little more research.
|"baby' Brinkley the lap dog at 11 months and 150lbs|
Sorry, so sugar coating here. I’m still working on the sugar coated, non-offensive version!
If you are set on purchasing a puppy PLEASE do your research. Find a puppy from a breeder who health tests their breeding dogs for relevant breed specific disorders (FYI - a vet check is NOT the same as health testing). Find a breeder who shows their dogs to prove they are what a purebred is supposed to be. Find a breeder who does not make thier main point of advertising that their dog has 'papers'. If you chose to do the right thing and get a healthy dog from quality lines you will thank yourself over many times throughout the life of your dog.