Let's talk about Cruella de Vil!
We all know Cruella as the main antagonist in the story 101 Dalmatians. She kidnaps puppies for their fur and makes them into glamorous fur coats. Her name is a pun of words "cruel" and "devil" which is really a perfect description of how cruel she is.
In the world of pedigree dogs there is always a Cruella de Vil. Sometimes these Cruellies (as I like to call them) pretend to be saints. Sometimes it is hard to recognize a Cruella as some of them may seem really nice. The problem with the Cruellies is that they love to criticize other dogs, other owners, other breeders, other handlers and other judges. They own a lot of dogs, often a multiple of breeds and these dogs are not given sufficient exercise since most of them stay inside cages for most of their life. These people are almost always in denial of how awful they treat their own pets. They would put the blame on another person rather than owning up to their own mistakes.
There are different kinds of Cruellas in the world of dogs. Here are a few examples of real life Cruellas: 1.) There is one who constantly pollutes Facebook with the negative public posts often name dropping a specific owner or breeder especially after a dog's win. You can always sense the taste of bitterness and they can't seem to be happy for other people's success. 2.) There is also one who seems very religious and kind hearted and professes continuously about their love for their animals but keeps their dogs in a very dirty environment, often kept inside cages and infested with ticks and fleas. The health of dogs are almost often at risk and they often wonder what caused their dogs passing. 3.) There are also those who cull puppies that are only a few days old because of their own negligence in breeding properly. Sometimes these people are even unaware that their dogs have mated until the dam gives birth. These people play the dumb role but they are smarter than what they seem. 4.) There are those who bribe other people in the dog world to get what they want. These people will use every means possible to be ahead and when they don't, expect the claws to come out afterwards.
Cruella de Vil's are a very sad reality in the world of dogs. Most often they want all the attention to themselves. They are self proclaimed know-it-alls and they use it to their advantage. They lure beginners and those very innocent dog enthusiasts, sometimes they just "know" who to be "friends" with. I pray for all the Cruellies all over the world, that they may find peace within themselves, and I do hope they find love and contentment in their personal lives so they can be kinder to animals and become better dog owners.