Whoever said that PDA isn't serious in animals really needs to get really, The brief of a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) is that's it's basically a developmental abnormality that for one makes it way harder for the heart to effectively supplying the body with oxygen and ALSO it can strangulate the esophagus causing any number of digestive issues. Anyhow on the breeding debate, as anyone can tell I have a certain breed that I favor that is heavily known for respiratory issues. I own a pug, I love her to pieces, I bought her from a breeder. I paid for a surgery in addition to her spay that has allowed her to live a better quality of life. That was a few years ago now and I definitely don't regret any of my choices but I think next time I might look at rescuing the breed instead. Breeder doesn't automatically mean bad and the main concern out there is that there's so many other dogs to adopt out there, why buy? Honestly the problem IS that so many people are irresponsible owners (sometimes people who have rescued), they don't spay/neuter their dogs and inevitably end up with unwanted puppies. It's one small step to just dump them on the side of the road then. If an owner takes care of an animal, keeps them safe and healthy, then in my eyes they're a good owner, rescued or bought. It's also one thing to note that rescues and shelters have their own atmospheres that from personal experience isn't always healthy. After Edit: These breeders do seem terrible and I am all for adjusting breed standards to improve health and quality of life for the animal.
Sorry this took so long to reply to. So officially the green card is what takes the longest that's true but citizenship takes years. I've only experienced this one obviously so I can't talk for others but I wouldn't consider it easy. Not when the application form is as long and tedious as it is but MORE so that it too me about 12 years to even be eligible to apply for (it is shorter if people go the married route though).
Well I can tell you that overall the breed of poodles doesn't come up very often in my classes (vet school), goldens, German shepherds and Great Daines come up far more. In so far as these small dogs it mostly has to do with problems in their bone development, being too immature when they finish growing etc. With Rosie we saw that in her luxating patellas. Otherwise much larger dogs have far more problems than our smaller dogs. Little dogs also tend to get problems with their blood glucose level and need to be fed frequently. Overall, that's about the gist of it.
I never exactly liked Mimei that much, I just sort of watch her videos from time to time if they seem interesting, and some of them are. I watch Taylor's videos too sometimes and really the same thing with her too. I just feel like with this latest video she's really shooting herself in the foot and showing us her ugly side, petty really. It's compounded by Duncan being there and basically both of them being really really snotty. I don't know what she's trying to accomplish by this either, she's being the instigator in this case.