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Biden’s Puppy Breeder: “Never, Never, Never Again”

Woman is vilified for selling a pedigreed pup to the Bidens.

Fifteen minutes of fame turned into four months of bitter remorse for the Chester County woman who sold the Bidens their adorable little German shepherd puppy.

From Felicity Huffman’s pooch named Tucker to Britney’s chihuahua, see which stars are ga-ga over their pets.

Linda Brown’s been investigated, scorned and had her life threatened.

“I thought when Joe Biden bought a puppy from me, what an honor,” Brown told the Daily Local News. “Out of millions of breeders in the country, in the world, he picked me.”

That was December.

When the story got out, Brown faced backlash from pet lovers who thought the Bidens should have opted for a shelter over a breeder to find their new puppy.

PETA seized the moment as an opportunity to blame the killing of shelter animals on people who buy from breeders. The organization’s TV commercial, “Buy One, Get One Killed” ran in Delaware after the Biden puppy story made headlines.

Dog wardens from the state showed up at Brown’s Wolf Den kennel, repeatedly, for inspections.

“I was cited for a piece of kibble on the floor and five strands of dog hair. They took a picture of that, they walked around, snapped pictures and don’t tell you why,” Brown told the newspaper.

She was found “not guilty” for each citation, but hiring a lawyer for the court hearings has cost her $4,000 so far in legal fees.

Brown says she and Biden both received death threats from animal activists.

“Never, never, never again,” Brown said about selling a dog to anyone with a high profile.

Her advice to breeders who’ve called about the Obama’s puppy search: Don’t do it!

“It’s been horrific since December,” she said.

Source: NBC Philadelphia

MUTTNEWS commentary:

We support adoption and rescues too- but there is nothing wrong with buying a pure bred puppy from a reputable breeder who cares about the animals and their genetic integrity , health , disposition and well being. German Shepherds in particular are bred as working dogs and it is thanks to careful breeders that the characteristics of this dog have been preserved. We have a cousin in Washington state who breeds shepherds and is so careful about her dogs. Without good breeders, we don’t have police dogs, search and rescue dogs and seeing eye dogs. The problem is not reputable breeders but puppy mills- there is a HUGE distinction between the two, and reputable breeders should never be punished for caring about their breeds  and honestly- if people want a specific breed of dog over a mutt or they don’t want to rehabilitate a rescued animal- as long as they care for the animal and have them spayed or neutered, who cares?

Muttnews is all about taking care of your pet and responsible pet ownership no matter how you got your dog.


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