Government Relations

A bill is expected to be considered tomorrow in the Michigan House Appropriations Committee that could result in licensing, inspections, and even requirements on how every person who breeds a dog in Michigan should care for their dogs. AKC thanks those who have taken the time to contact their State Representative, and asks that you take the time to contact the committee TODAY.

The Miami-Dade County Commission has temporarily withdrawn the measure that would repeal the county's current ban on specific breeds and types of dogs. It is believed that a new measure will be introduced that will repeal the ban and also amend the county's cruelty laws. AKC Government Relations will continue to closely monitor this proposal and provide more information as it becomes available over the coming weeks.

Bills in New Jersey that would significantly restrict the ability of pet owners to obtain a puppy of their choice and restrict and some hobby breeders, have been reassigned to a new committee and are scheduled for a hearing on Monday, November 14. AKC urges those who breed or sell dogs in New Jersey, or have obtained a dog from a New Jersey breeder to share their concerns with the proposals at the hearing Monday afternoon. Even if you do not wish to speak, is imperative for the committee to see the number of people that will be negatively impacted by these proposals.

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