What Is A Backyard Breeder?
Backyard and hobby breeders do not belong to any registered associations regulated by a code of practice. As with puppy mills they breed for money. They have little or no knowledge about breed specifics and genetic problems due to inbreeding or crossbreeding, and they sell to whomever has the asking price, suitable or not. "Backyard breeders are known for over breeding/hoarding of animals for resale which have resulted in very high profile RSPCA raids. These are very high cost programs that often result in the deaths of the animals involved." Fix NSW Animal Policy
People naively believe that answering an ad in the paper or buying a puppy from a market is still a good way to buy a family pet. These adds and market sellers will most likely tell the unsuspecting person that the puppies or kittens are from an ‘accidental litter'. It's incredible how many ‘accidental litters' are happening on a weekly basis. The person buying the pet just doesn't realise that, at best, people trying to make money by breeding their pet are completely irresponsible and at worst, they are supporting a cottage industry that leads to hundreds of dogs being abandoned.