Commonly referred to as puppy mills, puppy breeding farms are commercially run dog breeding facilities where as many as one hundred animals of different breeds will be farmed.
Like in factory farms, animals are often kept in small, overcrowded cages in squalid conditions.
Many puppies from mills or backyard breeders are sold in petshops or online trading sites. Churning out litter after litter, often conditions are very poor with animals, particularly the ones kept for breeding, deprived of proper exercise, bedding and socialisation. Pups can be taken from their mothers too young, while their mothers remain in the barren environment.
A 60 Minutes investigation in 2010 uncovered that dogs being produced were often not purebreds as people expected, but cross-bred so called ‘designer’ dogs such as ‘labradoodles' (a labrador crossed with a poodle), or ‘spoodles' (a spaniel crossed with a poodle).
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