I all to often hear the word ‘puppymill’ thrown around to criticize
another dog breeder or kennel.  Some have a distaste for the word even
being mentioned.

Others argues over its true definition or lack there of.  And others
argues over the origin of the word ‘puppymill’.

Regardless of its origin, the word has been hijacked by the animal rights
organizations and the anti-dog breeding groups.

They use this word to paint the ugliest picture possible for the public,
the legislators, and the judiciary system.  Regardless of where you are on
the ladder of dog breeding, use and ownership…

when you use that word, you are painting a target on your very own back.
There is always someone out there that thinks they do it better and
someone else that thinks you do it worse.

For the record, I get it,,,its not the actual word…it is the wickedness
behind it and its inflammatory intentions.

Puppymill or Puppy Mill:  adjective:  is inflammatory, emotion-laden,
derogatory, insulting. Used to describe a dog breeding facility by persons who oppose any practices of dog ownership and dog breeding.

Generally the term ihas been used by those who do not approve of any dog
breeding practices regardless of the quality of care or the quantity of animals used for breeding.

Perpetuated by the general public who have been subject to false misleading descriptions of anti dog breeding and anti dog ownership groups.

Puppymill or Puppy Mill: term used by persons who oppose/object dog
breeding and/or dog ownership…

or may disapprove of any financial gain via exploitation of a dog.

Used to describe a facility, home, kennel, or otherwise used for the
purposes of dog breeding practices regardless of the quality of care or the quantity of animals used for breeding…

Used to describe any person who benefits from any financial gain resulting
for the exploitation of the forced breeding dogs…regardless of what the puppy sale money is for…i.e. education, hobby sustainability, personal
and/or business gains.


1.  Animal rights groups to inflame and emotionalize legislative issues
regarding to dog breeding and dog ownership.

Ex…We need to introduce more legislation to stop ‘puppymills’ from over
breeding their dogs.

2. Licensed and/or legally operating reputable dog breeders who may be in competition with other
similar dog breeders or in competition with  non-licensed non-reputable illegally operating
dog breeders.

Ex…That person sells puppies without the proper documentation and health
care they are a ‘puppymill’.

Ex…That person just bred their female to a non-champion male…they are
a ‘puppymill’

EX…That person bred their female back to back.  They are a ‘puppymill’

3.  Dog owners (consumers) who may have been victim of adverse puppy/dog

Ex…The puppy I bought died of a virus, it must have been bred at a

A google search of “nigger’ in comparison…notice you can place the words with “puppy mill’ ‘kennel’ ‘dog breeder’ etc and the references are frightfully similar.
I disagree with it being defined as a noun…It is an adjective as well.

The term nigger is now probably the most offensive word in English. Its degree of offensiveness has increased markedly in recent years, although it has been used in a derogatory manner since at least the Revolutionary War. The senses labeled Extremely Disparaging and Offensive represent meanings that are deeply insulting and are used when the speaker deliberately wishes to cause great offense. It is so profoundly offensive that a euphemism has developed for those occasions when the word itself must be discussed, as in court or in a newspaper editorial: “the n-word.”;
Despite this, the sense referring to a “black person”; is sometimes used self-referentially among African Americans in a neutral or familiar way. The sense referring to other victims of prejudice, especially when used descriptively, as to denounce that prejudice, is not normally considered disparaging—as in “The Irish are the niggers of Europe”; from Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments —but the other uses are considered contemptuous and hostile. noun


Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

  • a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.
  • a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of any dark-skinned people.


Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of any racial or ethnic origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc.


a victim of prejudice similar to that suffered by black people; a person who is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised.