© Jann L. Bach 2008
“A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.”
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Ethical Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Standards
- Buyers want owners to be breeding only the “best” dogs so we should feel an obligation to choose those dogs. We don’t use dogs in our breeding program just because we own them, or because they live nearby.
- Principled breeders do not accept “accidental breedings” or breeding immature Tibetan Mastiffs as the norm.
- We seek always to improve the breed by thinking of the good of individual dogs before we think of our own needs or our pocketbooks.
A Tibetan Mastiff breeder's responsibility also extends to how we sell or place our puppies.
We take a personal interest in where each puppy goes.
Should a sale or placement take place, we ensure that new owners are armed with all the help and information they will need.
Buy Tibetan Mastiff From Ethical Breeder
Why Breeders Should Search For Ethical Buyers
Ethical buyers support ethical breeders and they help all dogs to be happier and healthier by eliminating the market for poorly bred dogs. So long as there is a market for cheaply bred, inexpensive, mass produced dogs, there will be unethical people willing to breed and buy them. While ethical breeders do not contribute to this market, they cannot stop it.
Only ethical buyers can. The reality is that no ethical breeders’ group can force a breeder to be ethical. No one can dictate to another how he or she must breed or keep their dogs. But if buyers refuse to buy from unethical breeders, they will go out of business and a great many dogs and peoples’ lives will be better for it.