Purebred dogs can be a genetic cesspool and if you aren’t careful, you can end up with either a dog with serious genetic medical problems or worse, genetic behavioral problems. There are many people who are breeding purebred puppies for huge profits and don’t necessarily know what they are doing. Many of the genetic issues have been bred out of certain breeds using rules set by the American Kennel Club.
Reputable breeders know their genetic line are careful with whom their dogs breed. One registered breeder I talked with who breeds standard poodles said that she was so concerned with hip issues, if one male had only a fair rating for hips, then she wouldn’t let that dog breed with her female who had excellent hips. It is responsible breeding and it is a standard set by the AKC. Likewise, a responsible registered breeder will take a dog out of the line and not breed if that dog has displayed some kind of genetic problem. If you get a puppy from a breeder not registered, you are taking your chances with genetic issues such as hip dysplasia found in bigger breeds and aggression found in other breeds like the Doberman Pinscher. Inexperienced or uneducated breeders are also not concerned with taking a dog out of the line or even knows anything about responsible breeding to begin with. The moral of the storyis don’t go to a so called, “backyard breeder” with no credentials trying to save you some money. Spend the money and get your puppy from a reputable and registered AKC breeder and make sure that dog has papers to prove it.