Hump and Dump Dog Breeders
For the pure destruction of the dog, puppy mills cannot begin to compete with "hump and dump" hobby breeders who crank out two, three or four litters a year, perhaps keeping one dog out of every 10 or 12 produced, and never working any of them.
Of course the "hump and dump" crowd never recognize themselves in the description. According to them, it's the "puppy mill" and "backyard breeders" that are wrecking working dogs.
In fact, in most cases, dog breeds have been wrecked by show ring aficionados who pay for their show ring hobby by engaging in "hump and dump" dog breeding to defray the expense of traveling around the country to show their dogs and collect rosettes.
Are you a "hump and dump" dog breeder? Maybe. Or as Jeff Foxworthy so memorably puts it, You might be a redneck if ....
Scored more than one on the above test? To quote comedian Bill Engvall, Here's your sign.
- If you think breeding is a "sport," you might be a "hump and dump" dog breeder;
- If you bred more puppies last year than the number of days you actually worked your dogs in the field, you might be a "hump and dump dog breeder";
- If you have an "available" dog on your web site or posted to a list, and you are breeding another litter, you might be a "hump and dump" dog breeder;
- If you have been in your breed of dogs for less than five years and are breeding a litter, you might be a "hump and dump" dog breeder;
- If you seem to have a permanent "puppy for sale" posting on any of the boards, you might be a "hump and dump" dog breeder;
- If your web site gives instructions on how to air-freight a dog across the country, you might be a "hump and dump" dog breeder;
- If you have regularly advertised puppies for sale in a magazine, in the newspaper, or on a "pets for sale" web site, you might be a "hump and dump" dog breeder.
- If you have a PayPal link on your web site so people can buy puppies quickly, you might be a "hump and dump" dog breeder;
- If you have a web sit that sells dogs, but do not have a prominent link to a rescue organization you might be a hump and dump dog breeder.
- If you have "kennel reduction" sales in which your goal is to dump all the older dogs that are no longer in the running for ribbons or are no longer of use to you as studs dogs and breeding bitches, you might be a hump and dump breeder.