Well if the breeder is not a member of a breed club, but took the time to research or to know about the rescues in their area, this makes them better informed then those that wrote a check but have no idea where it ended up. No one can tell me this doesn't happen, because I know that it does.First off, I agree. Second, I have another angle on this. If the breeder isn't a member of a breed club, then how does one know whether or not the breeder knows anything about the breed? Clubs are GREAT resources to educate onesself about one's breed of interest.
There are 1000s of people that join breed clubs, they have no idea what that breed clubs mission is, where their dues go, etc. Then there are breeders that boast clinics, study literature, attend shows but are not members of their breed club. You people and your red flags. Ive seen them time and time swim here on NN over all sorts of non issues. I prefer breeders that know what they are doing this is my opinion.