From my experience WNT, when you get 'breeders' like that, you've basically got a clique of backyard breeders that either don't care or know no better, but it's ok because they have their fwends to back them up and recommend them to naïve potential owners so that they can shift their unending offspring..
This is exactly
the way it happens in the US. Unfortunately, there are far more unscrupulous, careless breeders out there than there are people who have achievable goals in mind and breed toward standards of some sort with both the animals' well-being and
the competition in mind. And to be clear it's not just a distinction between breeding for show and breeding for pets, although it does often encompass that distinction--you can be
a pets-only breeder and be perfectly fine in terms of the number of animals you breed, how well you keep them, your adoption policies, etc.
For example, I know one woman (not a member here or anywhere I can think of off the top of my head) who has hundreds of cages on three floors of her house, feeds all her animals only one day a week because of all the time it takes, and has a significant infestation of argente wild mice, who originated from some escaped pet argentes who bred with wild mice years ago and were never controlled. Animal Services has been called to her house at least once, and she has dead cats in her freezer who have been dead for an unknown period of time (she just can't part with them). To make a long story short, there is seriously something wrong there. But only a couple of us have ever been inside her house to see (or smell) this disaster, and she portrays herself as a knowledgeable, trustworthy person to get small animals from, even as she is pushing them off onto people because she has so many sub-par, sickly animals. She refuses to get help or even acknowledge her problem, yet she is always
asking people for more mice, and she lashes out at you when you refuse her sick mice admission into a show or refuse to give her your mice. If you so much as mention a contract, her mental condition, or anything else she does not want to think about, you are labeled all sorts of things (as I have been). This would be bad enough if that were the extent of the situation, but she has enablers who encourage her and insist she doesn't have a problem. None of them have been to her house, though.
This is the very kind of situation which inspires people who take breeding to the standards and showing seriously to draw up contracts in the first place, which only makes irrational people like the one described above even more angry and vocal. But there's no point in having high, uniform standards if you don't keep and advocate them as consistently as possible, you know?