I see this CONSTANTLY and wanted to know other members of PFs opinions! Im apart of several local groups relating to dogs on Facebook, and all the time I'll see people offering dogs that are either two random "purebred" breeds bred together, or two dogs bred together that are labeled as purebred with no actual proof to back it up (papers registration etc). This seems especially prevalent on Facebook and Craigslist, and the owners often sell the puppies for upwards of 800 dollars, so it's pretty painfully obvious this is only for money. I recently got brave and asked a woman selling "Siberian huskies" if the dogs were papered, if they had CERF/SHOR/OFA health panels for eyes and hips, and while she has yet to respond it got me thinking - is it wrong for others to purchase these puppies? They didn't ask to be brought into the world and they deserve a loving home as much as any other puppy, especially with the risk of behavioral / health consequences of poor breeding, but purchasing them is directly supporting the BYB who is obviously only interested in money. Before I got Cosmo a neighbor was breeding this white mix breed dog that kind of resembled a husky (really he looked like a white GSD - the people they bought him from said he was husky/wolf but he did not look wolf at all), and their other dog who looked a lot like a husky, and were selling the pups as purebred Siberian huskies. They didn't show any adopters the male who didn't look husky, and just told adopters he wasn't their dog so he wasn't at the house and they couldn't see him, which was a lie of course. The puppies were covered in fleas and my heartstrings yanked at me and I nearly bought one just because I felt so absolutely horrible for the puppies who were just going to random places with no regards for their well being and I knew I would take very good care of them. I ended up deciding against it because it wasn't a breed type I felt ready for, the parents had awful temperaments and aggression issues, and I didn't want to support them. So my question is - should people not be purchasing these puppies and instead end up in shelters where their futures are up in the air? Is it okay for them to be adopted into homes that likely have no idea what they're getting into where the risk of them being put into shelters at a later age is already kind of there? If no one bought puppies from a BYB they probably wouldn't try again, but what would become of the poor puppies? I just can't help but feel sad for these puppies!