i am not a bad person or someone who just wants to argue. but there are some things i find totally unacceptable and i will say so. i abhor irresponsible dog owners, i detest people who get dogs with absolutely no research at all. i find ignorace is an obstacle hard to overcome, people get a point of view and will not change it even in the face of evidence to the contrary, these folk wind me up no end. also i know people want to find things out but why do the same very basic questions get asked time and time again? on all my forums i tire of the old crate training question puppy class question lead training etc etc etc. there a probably thousands of definitive articles online re these and many more questions. if they did a basic search here alone the answers would pop up. in my mind it makes me think of a lazy way to find out and gives me the impression that they want a quick fix. will they be prepared to research their dog or want others to tell them the answers forever? i know everyone has to learn but it does help to help yourself. if you cant find the answer then post a question but at least try. my views on purposely breeding x breeds are known i dont believe in it unless for a specific reason, not some guy fancying getting his bitch cocker knocked up by a lab and wanting 800.00 a go. anyway, i have short thrift with people who dont go the all the way for their dogs and seem intent on proclaiming to be a great breeder / owner etc when evidently they aint. thats just me, and if it aint everyones cuppa tea i am not unduly worried but if i stop one litter of doodlecockapoosshitz or save just one dog from misery i am happy with myself. p.s. yes i do foster as well and attend as many charity events as i can. i have to wait to foster again as my pup is still too young imho.