PIAA breeders eye Queensland as the new puppy farming hotspot

November 19, 2018

October's PIAA Auspet dog farmer’s convention; pick up a RSPCA QLD tote, a PETstock showbag and see the AWL QLD stall!

Diamond Valley Kennels is an approved breeder with PIAA. They primarily churn out cross-breeds; cavoodles, spoodles, pug crosses and other oodlepoodledoodles sold through their website, and hauled across Australia with Jetpets.

They are proposing a new development with Sunshine Coast Council.

There are plans available on the Sunshine Coast city website.

From the proposal

The breeding kennels will consist of 100 individual kennel rooms with every two (2) kennels sharing an external exercise yard. The purpose of this building is to accommodate female breeder dogs (and a lesser number of male dogs) whilst giving (or preparing to give) birth to puppies, and provide associated storage and staff facilities.
The proposed development will remain owned and operated by the applicant, Diamond Valley Kennels Pty Ltd, currently operates another boarding/breeding facility in the region known as Diamond Valley Kennels.

Of course, this isn't just the kind of commercial dog breeding setup that the PIAA wants to see rolled out across the country...

See also; Where puppies will come from in the future in Australia - PIAA the go-to representative for bulk-pet breeders

... but these are the exact puppy breeding farms that the RSPCA QLD put their backing behind in the state;

The following year, in 2013 the program was expanded with the support of the RSPCA QLD.
RSPCA behavioural trainer poses with rescued puppies in Brisbane, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
"Puppies will be better protected from abuse with the State and pet-sellers joining forces with the RSPCA to stem the practice of "puppy farming".

Agriculture Minister John McVeigh held a press conference to unveil the deal alongside PIAA chief executive Roger Perkins and two dogs from the RSPCA named Phil and Bobby. (ref)"
See also: Who is the Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA)?

Is Queensland about to become the national puppy farmer hotspot? They're looking for a new home since Victoria said bye Felicia, bye.

See also: QLD animal welfare groups open their arms wide, welcoming commercial dog breeders to their state

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