Raising and selling dogs is a business for profit for many people. There should be no stigma attached to earning money by selling dogs; problems arise when the dogs are poorly bred, housed in poor conditions, denied proper medical care, are sick when sold, or are falsely advertised.
Unfortunately, many kennels have been falsely accused of being puppy mills. For more information on this situation, see Just what is a puppy mill?
No one wants dogs raised in squalid conditions with little or no concern for their welfare. If you visit a such a kennel when searching for a puppy to add to your family, don't hesitate to report it to the proper authorities.
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