This is a good start. But BYB's are actually pretty easy to spot. The tough ones are the ones that are disguised as "reputable" or "show" breeders....but they aren't. Some unfortunately disguise themselves as show breeders by obtaining "show dogs" from less than reputable breeders and then proceed to breed them and call themselves "show breeders." When someone purchases a dogs from a reputable breeder (probably signing a neuter and spay agreement)and then turns around and breeds them- and sells them is worse than a back yard breeder. It's hard to tell at first pass who the imposters are. But if you really do your homework, you can weed them out.
I'm actually happy to see this posted here. I was beginning to feel like SM was becoming a site that was OK with the BYB's.
Frank, Truffles & Emma's Mom