amish puppy mills

Amish FAQ

Are all Amish dog breeders puppy mills?

No, this is like saying all English (Non-Amish) are puppy mills. Puppy Mill is A undefined legal term used by the animal rights movement to eliminate breeders. Because there is no legal definition, activist can use this term to describe any breeder without having legal action taken against them because it’s protected under their 1st amendment right. However the Amish have always been culturally connect to the land and animals are have proven to be some of the best breeders in the United States. The Amish kennel being built now for dog breeding are the most advanced kennels in the world.

Are the Amish the biggest puppy mill breeders?

No, The Amish are not the biggest puppy mill breeders. There are plenty of large scale breeding operations that are NOT Amish owned and operated in the United States that would surpass The Amish in volume of puppies produced and volume of adult dogs in the kennels.

Do Amish kill puppies?

No, The Amish do not kill puppies. It’s quite the opposite, in fact, The Amish as a culture are heavily connected and invested in their land and animals. There is no benefit to The Amish to kill puppies. They would rather keep them as pets, use them for breeding or sell them.

Do Amish inbreed dogs?

Professional Amish dog breeders will not inbred dogs. That holds true with all professional breeders, however there are bad breeders including Amish Breeders who may practice inbreeding. This is not a good thing to do for any breeder of any religious belief.

Do Amish like dogs?

Yes, so much in fact that Dog Breeding is the top alternative animal business for the Amish. The Amish heritage is strong rooted in agriculture including animals. I personally have never met an Amish person who hates dogs. In fact most own dogs as pets, breed or have a basic knowledge of raising dogs and puppies.

Are the Amish puppy mill breeders?

No, Amish Breeders are some of the best breeders that are licensed and inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture. Because their heritage is deeply engraved in animal care, The Amish kennels and breeding practices are some of the best in the world.

Do The Amish treat Dogs like Livestock?

No, of course not. The Amish treat dogs like dogs and chickens like chickens. For people to say this simply means they are not in touch with the reality of breeding and raising any kind of animal wether its for human consumption or for pets.

How do the Amish sell their puppies?

The Amish will typically sell their puppies to pet stores, sometimes direct to the pet store or through a Puppy Broker. Amish Breeders will also sell their puppies online along with direct face to face sales.

What happens to The Amish breeding dogs after they are ‘used up’?

The Adult dogs that are used for breeding typically are PURCHASED by animal recuses thought out the United States to be rehomed or adopted in their local area. The remaining dogs will be kept as pets or given away as pets. Some Pet Stores also take retired breeders to find home in their stores.

Where are the Amish Breeders located?

Most states that has an Amish community will have Amish Breeders. Some of the more popular areas are Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Holmes County, Ohio, Shipshewana, Indiana, Davies County, Indiana and Southern Illinois. However a new Amish community in up state New York is also completing the Federal Licensing process and are starting to breed dogs now.