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 […] | February 29, 2024
Express Opposition Today to New Hampshire Bill that Seeks to Criminalize Breeders!
On Tuesday, March 5, at 1PM, the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider HB 1102, “Defining Animal Cruelty,” in a public hearing.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the New Hampshire Dogs Owners of the Granite State (NH DOGS) are in strong opposition to HB 1102, which describes brachycephaly as […] | February 29, 2024
SC Update: Bill that Prohibits Illegally Removing a Dog’s Collar Advances
UPDATE:  South Carolina House Bill 4611 was reported favorably by the House Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs Committee on February 28, 2024. This bill seeks to make it an offense for a person to intentionally remove or destroy an electronic collar or other electronic device that was placed on a dog by its owner. […] | February 29, 2024
Utah Update: Bill Amended to No Longer Regulate Breeders, But Would Regulate Rescues
Yesterday, the Utah House of Representatives passed a substitute version of a bill that would have regulated breeders in the state.  The latest version now only regulates rescues and shelters, and no longer impacts breeders at all. As passed by the House of Representatives, House Bill 478 would place regulations on shelters and rescues, including […] | February 28, 2024
California Update: Legislature Introduces Numerous Bills Regarding Dogs
The California legislative session has begun, and AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) is tracking several bills of interest to dog owners.  We also are closely watching for any amendments or other actions, as animal activists have made public comments indicating their desire to regulate breeders. Be sure to be checking the AKC Legislative Action Center […] | February 28, 2024
Washington: Bill Protecting Pets and Owners in Extreme Weather Nears Finish Line
On Monday, February 26, a bill that would protect owners and pets during extreme weather situations cleared another hurdle after being voted out of the state Senate Ways and Means Committee. As the bill has already passed the House of Representatives, the last remaining action in the Legislature is a vote by the whole state […] | February 28, 2024
Utah: Breeder Bill with AKC Amendments Advancing
On Friday, the Utah House Business and Labor Committee passed a bill regulating breeders that contains many amendments requested by the AKC in the 2023 session.  House Bill 478 will soon be considered by the full House of Representatives. Those who wish to comment on HB 478 are encouraged to contact their State Representative.  Visit […] | February 26, 2024
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Proposes Amendments to Field Trial Rules
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has proposed new rules applying to field trials on its properties.  If adopted, changes include: Starting January 1, 2025, the costs for permits for pointing, retrieving, and flushing breed field trials would increase, from $70 to $100 per day. Starting January 1, 2025, the costs for permits for […] | February 26, 2024
Update: Hearing Re-Scheduled for Radical New Hampshire Bill That Would Criminalize Breeding Some Dogs
The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the New Hampshire Dogs Owners of the Granite State (NH DOGS) have been notified by the House Environment and Agriculture Committee that the public hearing on House Bill 1102 will take place on March 5, 2024, at 1PM. AKC clubs and NH DOGS are collaborating in strong opposition to […] | February 23, 2024
Tennessee: Updates on Bills Impacting Dogs, New Hearing Information
New Bill Information:  HB 1875/SB 1767, as introduced, seek to expand the definition of "racketeering activity" to include committing, conspiring to commit, aiding, attempting to aid, soliciting, coercing, facilitating, or intimidating another person to commit the offense of animal fighting.  SB 1767 is on the calendar of the Senate Judiciary Committee. AKC Government Relations (AKC […] | February 23, 2024

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