Chris Brown is in the doghouse selling pricey pit bull puppies

Apr 26, 2012 at 8:16 p.m. ET

Some musicians head into movies and fashion as a side business. Others launch fragrances or design a version of ear buds. Chris Brown? Pit bulls, of course.

Chris Brown selling pit bullsYes, the latest career move made in bad taste is by none other than Chris Brown. The R&B singer has put eight newborn pit bulls on the online market, selling each one for $1,000 each through his new website, CB Breeds.

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Four male and four female American pit bull terriers were born in late February, according to the Guardian UK. Brown's spokesperson, Maureen O'Connor, clarifies that the pups were born to dogs he keeps at his family home in Virginia.

The rep also states that he's simply selling them to make sure they go to good homes -- not to start a side business.

Nevertheless, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) called Brown a "backyard breeder" in a recent release and encouraged him to utilize his platform to direct interested dog owners to pups at animal shelters.

"There is no reason to breed and produce more Pit Bull puppies when there are Pit puppies waiting for homes in every shelter in America," said spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein in the statement, according to The Huffington Post. "The $1,000 price tag for a Chris Brown puppy could be better spent money saving the lives of shelter animals."

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As much as Brown's camp claims to be selling the pups in order to find them a good home, there's no vetting process in place -- anyone who wants to snag a CB Breed of their own only needs to drop a grand via PayPal. His mother Joyce Hawkins tweeted the site link on Monday, advertising the dogs as "Chris Brown Puppies."

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