I fully agree...I've been talking about a breeder's license for years and not getting a lot of interest. But it would solve the problem.

It wouldn't be elitist or exclusive either. To get the license you would need to take a course - then you pay an annual fee...and maybe need to take a refresher every 5 years to keep your license.

We're willing to jump through a lot more hoops for a lot less, so I don't see why this can't happen.

That would weed out most of the backyard breeders...

And it would be win-win for everyone. Less breeders...less unwanted pets living in dismal conditions or being euthanized...better quality animals...and the county gets more money in it's coffers...