I should let this die, but only a few seem to comprehend what I am saying. It has nothing to do with the price of a pup. or being "cheap." It's insulting to tell someone they do not have the budget to buy a pup for their needs. I think most have their heart in the right place. It just comes across wrong. Leave money out of the equation and there would never be a problem. Tell a guy if he can't afford X than he can't afford a pup is crazy, arrogant, and rude (in my opinion). 9 out 10 times it's the guy that says he just wants a hunting/meat dog. I define that as the pet first hunt dog second. It seems to me, that if the "pros" would stick to the facts of what minimum health standards one should look for, everyone would be better served. Less people would be turned off from the attitude that comes across.