I have just purchased 3 females, that was rescued from a backyard breeder, they are so overbred, no kind human touch, no name, abused. And I only imagine the health issues their puppies will have. In fact, they themselves had puppy mill mothers. My heart breaks and I just want to scream at the people that purchase from a backyard breeder and they think they are getting a GREAT deal, all at the expense of these poor sweet things. And some of these people say, I seen the parents of the puppy. I am sorry, but they seen the ones the breeder wants them to see. There is no way, the breeder would have shown my sweet Annie to the buyers, because of the abused her poor little body shows. They are kept in crates all the time. Imagine spending your life, 4-7 years in a crate. Pushing your own waste around to try and care for your babies. My poor Annie did not know what to do with toys, treats.
But oh, the love and joy these rescue babies give.