About dog overbreeding in the UK

Because of dog overbreeding in the UK, our council pounds and rescue centres are overflowing with unwanted dogs.

The most popular breeds (Staffordshire Bull Terriers, German Shepherds, Rottweilers etc.) are being overbred to the point where many thousands are put to sleep every year simply due to lack of homes.

Who’s breeding these dogs?

Some people breeding dogs are just looking to make some easy money – they don’t give the proper after-care for their dogs and they hand them out to anyone who has the cash. (These types of breeders are often referred to as ‘back yard breeders’).

Other breeders contributing to the problem might be people breeding as a hobby but without doing the proper research (or simply not caring) about the overbreeding problem in the UK.

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are currently the worst affected breed in the UK with an estimated 7 in 10 stray dogs being Staffies or Staffie crosses.

Find out more about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier crisis at StaffieSupport.co.uk

The moral of the story is…

Puppies are beautiful and lots of fun, but to continue breeding any of the breeds that are overflowing in Rescues – whether it’s for money, for your own enjoyment, or just because ‘she has to have one litter at least’ – is contributing to the deaths of these thousands of dogs.

There’s already loads of healthy, happy dogs in rescue or in the stray system at serious risk of euthanasia.

If less people breed and more people adopt dogs from rescue – we can help to put a stop to the killing.


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