Very sad and true.
Between Mindy (who was regrettably purchased from a pet store) and Lexi (who was purchased from a breeder), I can see so many differences. Lexi is confident and she just moves differently. Obviously I have no intention to compete in conformation shows, but Lexi sits, lays, and walks like a little pro. Her temperament seems different as well. She doesn’t mind going into her crate, and she is a quick learner.
I don’t regret for one nano second that we brought our Mindy home, but I learned that I will never EVER purchase another dog from a pet store or irresponsible breeder.
One more discussion on PETA, AKC, and breeding choices: