A puppy farmer can be described as a high-volume breeder who breeds puppies with little to no respect for the health and welfare of the puppies or their parents.

Bred purely for profit, puppies from puppy farms are often kept in conditions reminiscent of intensive farming systems. Bitches are bred too often, many are unhealthy and live in unbearably poor conditions. Puppies are generally removed from their mothers far too early and are then transported in unsuitable conditions to satisfy the public’s demand. While puppy farms are a huge concern it is also important to remember that poor breeding can occur no matter the size of the establishment.

Many puppies are severely traumatised by how they are treated, their health is compromised and many do not survive the ordeal.