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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Nicole Sugai of Targa Poodles
Just like the beauty-pageant queen who is a member of Mensa, the Poodle sometimes gets swept away in an unfair stereotype: These perfectly coiffed show dogs are also amazingly smart and versatile. Nicole Sugai of Targa Poodles in Saline, Michigan, knows that firsthand: A second-generation Poodle breeder together with her mom Patti Jason and sister […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-poodle-breeder-nicole-sugai/ | September 21, 2018
Pages Responsible Breeders
Thinking of Buying a Puppy? Find a Responsible Breeder. Don’t be put off if a breeder isn’t immediately responsive. Hobby breeders often have full-time jobs and they don’t always have available puppies. Be selective. Find a responsible breeder who is knowledgeable and make sure you’re comfortable with them. Visit the breeder’s home or kennel and […]http://akc.org/press-center/articles/responsible-breeders/ | December 19, 2014
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices 8 Signs of a Responsible Breeder
Congratulations on deciding to purchase a purebred dog and for doing your due diligence to ensure that your pet comes from a responsible, reputable breeder. Here are some things to look for while researching breeders. You should be able to visit the breeder’s home or kennel and see at least one of the puppy’s parents. While there, […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/eight-signs-of-a-responsible-breeder/ | February 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Barbara and David Miller of White Hart Cardigans
Barbara and David Miller, who live in Gig Harbor, Wash., bought their first Cardigan Welsh Corgis 12 years ago and began breeding them six years ago. “Cardis prefer cool, damp weather, and our home in Washington suits them,” Barbara says. “Our motto is ‘Cardigan Welsh Corgis for home, work, and play.’ We strive to breed […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-barbara-david-miller-white-hart-cardigans/ | June 14, 2018
Legislative Alerts Responsible Breeders Face Nationwide Concerns
In recent months, responsible breeders all across the country have faced an increasing threat of restrictions on their right to breed, both at the municipal and state level. The defeat of proposed legislation in Virginia and Oklahoma was a positive victory for the purebred dog fancy, but introduction of similar proposals is likely in the […]http://akc.org/legislative-alerts/responsible-breeders-face-nationwide-concerns/ | February 6, 2004
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Why Buy From a Responsible Breeder?
By Jo Ann White There are many good reasons to buy a well-bred purebred dog from a responsible breeder. The first, of course, is predictability. You will know whether you are getting a breed that exemplifies what you want from a dog, rather than an albeit cute puppy who could grow up to be something […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/why-buy-from-a-responsible-breeder/ | April 16, 2015
Legislative Alerts California Bill Will Hurt Responsible Breeders
California legislators are once again attempting to regulate hobby breeders. Introduced by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, AB2513 establishes the “Humane Control of Dog and Cat Overpopulation Act of 2004.” The bill will: Prohibit the sale of unaltered dogs and cats unless the seller has obtained a permit. Create two types of permits. The first will […]http://akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-bill-will-hurt-responsible-breeders/ | April 30, 2004
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 9 Tips for Finding and Working With a Responsible Breeder
Finding a responsible breeder you trust is your first – and most important — step to finding your new best friend. Breeders are invaluable resources: Not only are they a bridge between you and your perfect dog, you can rely on them throughout your dog’s lifetime. Think of a breeder as your own private guide […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-tips-finding-working-responsible-breeder/ | November 2, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding What is a responsible dog breeder?
Imagine yourself as an average person, who goes to work in the morning, goes out for lunch with co-workers, maybe goes out in the evening for dinner or just comes home to have dinner with the family. You have a couple of young kids who, one day at supper, announce a friend at school just […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/what-is-a-responsible-dog-breeder/ | May 18, 2015
Legislative Alerts Victory for Responsible Indiana Breeders!
House Bill 1468 has passed the Indiana General Assembly and been signed by Governor Mitch Daniels. When the bill passed the House of Representatives, it contained numerous egregious provisions including limits on dog ownership, restrictive breeding ages, stringent care and conditions, and consumer protection provisions that provided no recourse for the breeder. Thanks to the […]http://akc.org/legislative-alerts/victory-for-responsible-indiana-breeders/ | May 8, 2009