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Nebraska Restrictive Dog Breeding Bill Scheduled for Hearing

(Wednesday, January 26, 2011)
The Nebraska Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider Legislative Bill 427 on February 8.

Legislative Bill 427 seeks to further regulate "commercial dog breeders" in Nebraska.  Current law defines "commercial breeders" as anyone "engaged in the business of breeding dogs" and owns or harbors four or more intact dogs or cats, sells at least 31 dogs and cats per year, owns dogs/cats that produce four or more litters per year, or who knowingly sells or leases dogs/cats for later retail sale or brokered trade. 

With this low threshold in current law, LB 427 would require anyone who owns four intact dogs of any age to comply with strict engineering standards and breeder restrictions. View the AKC’s previous Legislative Alert on LB 427 for more information on this legislation.

Click here to read the AKC’s letter to the Agriculture Committee

How You Can Help:

  • Attend the Agriculture Committee hearing and respectfully ask the members to oppose LB 427. The hearing information is as follows:

    Agriculture Committee
    Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011
    Time: 1:30 p.m.
    Location: Nebraska State Capitol
    1445 K Street, Room 1524
    Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
    Click here for instructions on how to testify at a committee hearing.

Contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org for any questions or the latest information.