Given that over 50 000 pet dogs have been slaughtered in Yunnan, China recently, the information in the link above should be a clear and distinct warning to any breeder who thinks their animals are going to a safe environment. China does not have an animal welfare policy and it is doubtful there will be will in the near future.
They are your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are their life, their love, their leader.
They will be yours, faithful and true,
To the last beat of their hearts.
You owe it to them to be worthy of such devotion.
EULOGY Of THE DOG
George G Vest
September 23 1870
"The one absolutely unselfish friend a man can have in this selfish world, the one
that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be at his master's side.
He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come from the encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens".