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1. Where do most puppies sold in pet stores in the United States come from?
2. Many pet stores claim that their puppies do not come from "puppy mills," but from "licensed breeders." What is the difference?
3. Legally, can a pet store in the United States turn away an unsuitable owner for a puppy?
4. What method do many U.S. pet stores use to urge their employees to sell more puppies?
5. What disease is most prevalent among pet store dogs?
6. What side-effect is the most notable consequence of rearing puppies in small cages?
7. Quite a few studies have been done on the correlation of dog behavioral problems and puppy source. Which of the following is *not* more common in pet store dogs than in dogs obtained from other sources?
8. Most pet stores in the United States sell puppies.
9. Anyone who breeds puppies for profit must, under US law, register with the US Department of Agriculture and be inspected periodically.
10. Kansas is the home state of many of the most notorious puppy mills. Which of the following is illegal in Kansas?
11. Puppies sold in pet stores must be registered with a legitimate registry, such as the American Kennel Club.
12. Which United States county has the largest concentration of puppy mills?
13. What state produces the most puppymill pups?
14. What is the most common breed of dog in U.S. puppymills?
15. Statistics show that over 20% of dogs in pet stores are said to be born on a Monday, when the law of averages should show 14%. What is the theory about why this happens, according to www.nopuppymills.com?
16. Which of the following *is* required, under the U.S. federal Animal Welfare Act, of people raising dogs for profit and selling them to retail channels?
17. Most puppies are sold directly from the puppy mill to the pet store.
18. The United States government provides financial assistance to puppy mills.
19. Sometimes, private individuals do sell puppies to pet stores. These puppies are good choices for family pets.
20. Which is not a usual fate of breeder dogs at puppymills when they are no longer needed?
21. What happens to puppies in pet stores that do not sell before they grow too big to be cute?
22. How big does the U.S. Department of Agriculture require a dog's cage to be, to be its legal lifetime living quarters?
23. Under U.S. law, dogs with painful physical defects, such as open sores, tumors, or severe wounds, must be removed from breeding programs.
24. What tactic do unethical pet stores *not* use to encourage people to buy their puppies?
25. As far as animal welfare groups are concerned, which of the following is an acceptable way to acquire a dog from a pet store?
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