Gill, you didn't address the issue of inbreeding and how it's affected certain breeds. I have no doubt that there are many decent and good breeders out there, but no, I don't think the number is even close to 99%. I have never bred, but I have friends who are breeders that are dismayed by a lot of what goes on.
As far as docking goes, I'm on the fence about that. Some say it's cruel, others don't. It's not cut-and-dried.