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Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders Considering New Regulations - Phone Calls and Emails Needed!

(Wednesday, November 24, 2010)

Dear AKC Delegates, Judges, Club Officers and Breeders,

The Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders has issued proposed regulations for the commercial breeder law (SB 1712) that was passed by the Oklahoma legislature earlier this year. A copy of the proposed regulations can be found here. Although the regulations must reflect the underlying statute they enforce, these proposed regulations contain many problematic provisions that reach beyond the underlying statute and will cause needless and unintended harm to responsible dog owners and breeders.

Responsible dog owners and breeders are encouraged to attend the Board’s rules hearing, as well as to call and send letters or emails to the Board’s Executive Director to respectfully comment on the proposed regulations.

The AKC believes that breeding programs should be undertaken responsibly for the purpose of preserving breed characteristics and producing healthy, well-socialized purebred puppies. AKC strongly opposes the breeding of dogs by those who do so without regard for the dogs’ welfare. Any regulations promulgated by the Board of Commercial Pet Breeders should look to these ideals, without creating undue hardships for pet breeders throughout Oklahoma.

Click here to read talking points on the proposed regulations, as well as a letter writing guide and sample letter for your convenience in writing to the Board. Contact us at doglaw@akc.org with any questions or concerns.

Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders Hearing Information
December 9th, 2010
Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medial Examiners
201 N.E. 38th Terrace, Suite 1
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Contact Information
The Honorable William Brogden
Executive Director, Oklahoma State Board of Commercial Pet Breeders
201. N.E. 38th Terrace, Suite 1
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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