Bertram didn’t know he was unusual for a Pomeranian, so he had no idea why his human abandoned him. Nor was he aware of when or if his owner was ever coming back. It was a lonely time for Bert, but unknown to him, it was the beginning of something beautiful.
Although there are many reputable dog breeders, there are also those out there who don’t care for their animals. Some just see their pups as a price tag. To them, doggos that deviate from a pedigree breed are unlikely to earn the dog vendor money.
As an unfortunate result, dogs that break the proverbial mold are often considered expendable. Irresponsible owners abandon them, although the lucky ones are at least left at animal shelters. This is just one reason why breeding pedigrees is a controversial subject.