Ok, everytime dog breeding gets brought up, someone brings up the same old flame "Well, everyone here breeds chickens/rabbits/turkeys/blah blah blah so just shut up about having a litter of dogs." I breed chickens. I breed rabbits. I don't breed dogs. I eat chickens. I eat rabbits. I don't eat dogs. I don't really sell chickens for pets. I do sell rabbits for pets. If I sell a rabbit to a nationally known rabbit breeder, it will live in a cage and get water and pellets and maybe hay and a chew stick. If I sell a rabbit to the little kid down the block, it will live in a cage and get water and pellets and maybe hay and a chew stick. There's not a huge difference in quality of life for the rabbit - is there? If I don't care who I sell a puppy too - this highly social, active animal may have a lovely life and be trained (which is learning how to communicate) and exercised and groomed or it may end up on a tie out or kennel in someone's backyard with food given to it once a day. HUGE quality of life difference. I can breed chickens or potbelly pigs or hamsters or guinea pigs or bunnies or budgies in a shed in my backyard and they'll be just as likely to make good pets as if I had them in my bedroom. This is not true with dogs. Dogs are predators. With fangs capable of great destruction and complex social system, that sleeps on my child's - my precious, precious child's - bed at night. Those fangs and the mind behind them will spend their life In My House right up tight and interacting daily with me and my children and they will be trusted to not only not destroy my home and possessions but even protect them. I don't want an animal like that raised carelessly in any way. I don't care if they're little dogs. They can still rip a big chunk out of my baby or do quite a bit of household destruction. I want to stack the odds of this being a good experience and I want to stack them just as high as I possibly can. Now this is just my personal opinion - but I really don't feel the "but you breed rabbits" argument to stack in favor of breeding a litter of pups without lots and lots and lots of knowledge to be a logical argument at all.