A puppy mill, sometimes known as a puppy farm
is a dog breeding facility that is operated with an emphasis upon profits above animal welfare. And is often not very good conditions regarding the well-being of dogs in their care. Similar types of
operations exist for other animals commonly kept as pets or used as feed for other animals. The term can be applied to
operations involving other animals bred for profit, e.g. "kitty mills. “There are an estimated 4,000 puppy mills in the U.S.
that produce more than half a million puppies a year. The kennels may be licensed by the United States Department of
Agriculture which may inspect the kennels routinely.
The American and Westminster kennel clubs state that responsible breeders raise their animals with the intent to produce
healthy dogs, and to ensure that all animals are provided good homes and socialization.
In puppy mills, females are sometimes bred every time they are in heat to increase profits, resulting in decreasing sizes of
litters. As puppies mill dogs are also often weaned from their mothers well before the eight to ten weeks recommended. Dogs
in puppy mills are often bred all the time. Pet stores selling these dogs may be unaware of breeding conditions. The American Kennel Club is by law not held responsible nor do they guarantee the health of the dogs they sell.
Due to the terrible breeding conditions in puppy mills, puppies bred there often suffer from health and social problems.
Puppies raised in a cramped environment shared by many other dogs become poorly socialized to other dogs and to humans. Dogs
are then transported over long distances in poor conditions, sometimes resulting in animal stress and death. As the surviving mill dogs grow older, they are more prone to developing respiratory ailments and pneumonia, as well as hereditary defects
such as hip dysplasia.Mill dogs are more prone to have problems with their temperament. Puppies from mills are usually sold
as purebred dogs in an attempt to attract the higher prices associated with purebreds.But due to the improper breeding
Practices of puppy mills, the dog may not actually be a purebred puppy. The most of puppy mill animals are sold to pet store
by "dealers". Some puppies are sold by dealers masquerading as authentic breeders.
I find puppy mills are unbelievably wrong and I can’t say my true opinion...But I will tell you one thing is that people that are involved in puppy mills have no heart if they have to torture helpless animals...We should take care of God's creatures
and treat them how they deserve to be treated...And the people that do harm animals should go to jail for a very long time
and get a huge fine....