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Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Signs of a Responsible Breeder
How do you find a reputable dog breeder? Once you decide to look for a puppy of your own, AKC Marketplace can connect you with a responsible breeder. But you’re also going to have to do some research, mixed with a dollop of good, old-fashioned gut instinct. Here are some considerations to guide you in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/signs-of-a-responsible-breeder/ | April 15, 2021
Briard puppies sitting together outdoors.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Replying to Puppy Inquiries: How Responsible Breeders Should Respond
Recently I helped a breeder friend compile a package of handouts to send to prospective owners. This was her first litter so she was new to the process. I was surprised to learn that her bitch’s breeder had not sent her anything comparable when she was shopping for a puppy. I used to think these […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/replying-puppy-inquiries-responsible-breeders-respond/ | April 8, 2021
Legislative Alerts Colorado: Proposed Initiative Would Harm Responsible Breeders, Animal Owners –and Ban Standard Animal Husbandry Practices, Including Artificial Insemination
Volunteers may soon be seen throughout Colorado collecting signatures to put a measure on the November 2022 ballot that they will claim will protect animals in the state. The American Kennel Club joins many other animal welfare, livestock and animal husbandry groups in expressing grave concerns and opposition to the proposal. We urge all dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-proposed-initiative-harm-responsible-breeders-animal-owners-ban-standard-animal-husbandry-practices-including-artificial-insemination/ | March 25, 2021
Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy laying in the grass.
Expert Advice: How to... 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, but you can also rely on them throughout your dog’s lifetime. Think of a breeder as your own private guide to all […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/9-tips-finding-working-responsible-breeder/ | March 12, 2020
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Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding AKC Marketplace Brings Responsible Breeders, Potential Dog Owners Together
Searching for a new purebred puppy isn’t necessarily as easy as it seems. Sure, anyone can post an advertisement for healthy, purebred, AKC-registered puppies on sites like Facebook and Craigslist, but that doesn’t make them true. It is important for dog owners to know where exactly their new furry friend came from to ensure their […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-marketplace/ | March 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Responsible Breeders Reach Out With a Positive Approach to Fight Anti-breeder Sentiment
As a dog trainer and an instructor for puppy socialization classes, I can’t help but notice that almost all of the purebred puppies I see (and many popular purposely-bred mixes) are not from good local breeders but were purchased through the Internet. It’s actually quite astonishing: On a whim, anyone can Google a breed, click […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/responsible-breeders-reach-out-with-positive-approach/ | November 3, 2015
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Why Buy From a Responsible Breeder?
By Jo Ann WhiteThere 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 other […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/why-buy-from-a-responsible-breeder/ | April 16, 2015
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Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Responsible Breeders: A Commitment for the Dog’s Whole Life
By Cheri Rankin It all started when my daughter, Erin, wanted a "sled dog" for her fourth birthday (because she was enamored of sled-dog movies like Iron Will and Balto). I've been a dog lover all my life and had always had a dog growing up, but at that point we had not had a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/responsible-breeders-commitment-dogs-whole-life/ | March 17, 2015
Legislative Alerts Iowa Alert: Bill Would Punish Responsible Breeders and Hobbyists
A bill recently introduced in the Iowa Senate would likely have an extremely damaging impact on breeders and fanciers.  This bill is expected to move very quickly.  It is imperative that Iowa dog owners and breeders contact their State Senator TODAY and ask them to oppose Senate File 168.  Click here to find the name […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-alert-bill-would-punish-responsible-breeders-and-hobbyists/ | February 11, 2015
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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 […]
https://www.akc.org/press-center/articles-resources/responsible-breeders/ | December 19, 2014
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-bill-will-hurt-responsible-breeders/ | April 30, 2004
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/responsible-breeders-face-nationwide-concerns/ | February 6, 2004
Legislative Alerts Calling on All Responsible Dog Owners and Breeders: Join in Expressing Opposition to New Hampshire Bill That Will Criminalize Breeders
Dog breeders in New Hampshire are being targeted by legislation that seeks to make them criminals. The legislation is scheduled for a committee hearing on Tuesday, March 5. Responsible dog breeders and owners across the country are needed to join the fight to defend the rights and reputations of purebred dog breeders and to respectfully […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/calling-responsible-dog-owners-breeders-join-expressing-opposition-new-hampshire-bill-will-criminalize-breeders/ | February 29, 2024
Dalmatian puppies laying in a whelping box, a woman rubbing the belly of one.
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding What Responsible Dog Ownership Means, According to a Breeder
For most people, being a responsible dog owner takes the form of caring for our dogs. That means socializing them to become good canine citizens, cleaning up after them, and ensuring they have good veterinary care, nutrition, a warm bed — if not the couch — and toys and treats. But for purebred dog breeders, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/responsible-dog-ownership-breeder-edition/ | September 3, 2020
Press Releases Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders
  The American Kennel Club has created the petition in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) new proposed regulations which would create harsh and unintended consequences for responsible small and hobby breeders in this country. Please join us by signing the petition before July 16 when the public comment period to the Animal […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/join-with-the-akc-to-protect-responsible-small-breeders-sign-our-petit/ | June 12, 2012
Legislative Alerts WI Alert: Ask Your Legislator to Support Responsible Hobby Breeders
Wisconsin Representative Don Pridemore is currently asking legislators to sign on as co-sponsors to LRB 1798 - legislation that would change the definition of "dog breeder" in state law from those who sell 25 dogs per year to those who sell 50 dogs per year. The American Kennel Club strongly believes that all dogs should […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wi-alert-ask-your-legislator-to-support-responsible-hobby-breeders/ | October 17, 2011
Legislative Alerts Texas Legislative Session Ends in Success for Responsible Dog Breeders and Owners
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to report the successful completion of Texas' 2009 Legislative Session.  This year, many bills threatened the rights of responsible purebred dog breeders and owners in the Lone Start State, including mandatory spay/neuter, breed-specific, unreasonable breeder oversight, and ownership limit legislation.  However, the legislature's adjournment on Monday, June 1 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-legislative-session-ends-in-success-for-responsible-dog-breeders/ | June 4, 2009
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/victory-for-responsible-indiana-breeders/ | May 8, 2009
Legislative Alerts URGENT: Connecticut SB 499 Bad News For Responsible Dog Breeders
On Thursday, April 30, Connecticut Senate Bill 499, which seeks to impose several changes to Connecticut's consumer protection laws, passed the state's Senate with burdensome last-minute amendments. The bill is now in the House of Representatives. While the American Kennel Club (AKC) supports reasonable consumer protection laws that protect both puppy purchasers and responsible dog breeders, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-connecticut-sb-499-bad-news-for-responsible-dog-breeders/ | May 4, 2009
Legislative Alerts Nevada Bill to Terribly Impact Responsible Dog Breeders
A bill has been introduced in the Nevada Senate to regulate anyone who wants to breed and sell dogs, regardless of the number.  Senate Bill 241 would require all breeders, regardless of how many dogs owned, to pay a $500 annual fee in order to breed and sell puppies.  It would also impose numerous other […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nevada-bill-to-terribly-impact-responsible-dog-breeders/ | March 17, 2009
Legislative Alerts URGENT: Responsible Indiana Dog Owners/Breeders Needed to Help Stop Breeders Bill on February 11
The Indiana House Courts and Criminal Code Committee has agreed to hear a proposed amendment that would require any breeder who owns 10 or more intact female dogs over four months old to register as a commercial breeder.  The amendment also bans ownership of more than 20 intact dogs that are a year of age […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-responsible-indiana-dog-owners-breeders-needed-to-help-stop-bre/ | February 11, 2009
Expert Advice: Feature Endachs’ Tori Lee Advocates for Responsible Breeding of Dachshunds
Victoria "Tori" Lee, the owner of Endachs, grew up with dogs of different ages and breeds. When she was 15 years old, she was determined to have a dog...
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/tori-lee-endachs/ | May 31, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Mary-Kay Schroeder of Bayswater Portuguese Water Dogs
Mary-Kay Schroeder of Bayswater Portuguese Water Dogs is an AKC Breeder of Merit who has been breeding PWDs since 1993. She lives in Cicero, Indiana, which is about 30 miles north of Indianapolis and on Morse Lake. Mary-Kay shows her dogs in conformation, agility, water, obedience, and scent work.   AKC: How did you get […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-mary-kay-schroeder-bayswater-portuguese-water-dogs/ | May 17, 2024
Legislative Alerts CA Update: Assembly Declines to Vote on Breeder Bill
On Tuesday, April 16, the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee held a hearing for AB 2425, a bill seeking to address concerns in animal shelters and change the definition of a dog breeder in California code to encompass hobbyists. No vote was taken during the hearing and at this time AKC believes the Business […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-assembly-declines-vote-breeder-bill/ | April 19, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder Spotlight: Lacey & Luisma Benítez of LBK AmStaffs
Lacey and Luisma Benítez, of LBK American Staffordshire Terriers, are the first and only Platinum Breeders of Merit of the American Staffordshire Terrier. They are a married couple, navigating life between Spain and St. Augustine, Florida, and have been deeply involved in this breed for 20 years. Luisma, who is from Spain, is a software […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-lacey-luisma-benitez-lbk-amstaffs/ | April 18, 2024
Legislative Alerts CA Update: Los Angeles Passes Breeder Permit Suspension
On Tuesday, April 9, the Los Angeles City Council voted to suspend the issuance of new breeding permits until city animal shelters are below 75 percent of capacity. AKC continues to strenuously oppose this measure as responsible dog breeders are not the reason why city animal shelters are in distress. AKC will continue to advocate […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-los-angeles-passes-breeder-permit-suspension-2/ | April 10, 2024
Legislative Alerts CA Update: Los Angeles Passes Breeder Permit Suspension
On Tuesday, April 9, the Los Angeles City Council voted to suspend the issuance of new breeding permits until city animal shelters are below 75 percent of capacity. AKC continues to strenuously oppose this measure as responsible dog breeders are not the reason why city animal shelters are in distress. AKC will continue to advocate […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-los-angeles-passes-breeder-permit-suspension/ | April 10, 2024
Legislative Alerts CA Update: Los Angeles to Consider Breeder Permit Suspension Tomorrow- Call Your Councilmember
Summary: On Wednesday, April 3, the Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee voted to send a proposal to the full Los Angeles City Council that would suspend the issuance of new breeding permits. The full city council will consider the proposal on Tuesday, April 9. See below for more info! Reminder: this proposal would […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-los-angeles-consider-breeder-permit-suspension-tomorrow-call-councilmember/ | April 8, 2024
Legislative Alerts CA Update: Los Angeles Committee Advances Breeder Permit Suspension- Call Your Councilmember
Summary: On Wednesday, April 3, the Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee voted to send a proposal to the full Los Angeles City Council that would suspend the issuance of new breeding permits. There is not a date set for the city council to consider this proposal, but AKC will provide updates as they […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-los-angeles-committee-advances-breeder-permit-suspension-call-councilmember/ | April 5, 2024
Legislative Alerts Illinois Update: Springfield Holds Breeder Permit Proposal for Further Discussion
The City of Springfield has decided to table a proposal at least temporarily that would require anyone who breeds in city limits to first obtain a $100 annual breeder permit. AKC thanks local club members and hobbyists who took the time to reach out to the council to express your concerns with the proposal.  We […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-update-springfield-holds-breeder-permit-proposal-discussion/ | April 1, 2024

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