|Barked: Mon Aug 13, '12 2:01pm PST |
|All my dogs have been rescues, but I will be the first to say I would LOVE to have a purebred dog...my own specifically chosen breed, from a really nice breeder with healthy and temperamentally sound parents...sigh. The price sounds normal for a really good breeder as well, and if you can afford it there is absolutely nothing wrong with spending your money how you want to. I say it would be a really good investment, especially if you are wanting your dog for something specific. Do not let others make you feel bad if you make the decision to buy from a breeder. Do they watch how they spend every penny, do they go out to eat, buy something they do not absolutely need? Because every time you do something you could reason away as not really needing it...you could have given that money to this or that...you will just wind up feeling guilty all the time over everything you do, and that is not healthy for anyone to do. Be wise with your resources, and I think planning ahead and getting a pup from a good breeder is a wise way to get a dog. It actually takes a lot of mystery out of getting a pet, because you could also reason that shelter 'mystery' dog may end up costing a lot more than your well-researched and planned purebred pup.
Lol, kind of rambling there. Basically make your own choice, and do not allow yourself to be guilted into something you don't really want. There is nothing wrong with getting a dog from either a shelter or a good breeder.