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AKC Government Relations has just learned that Delaware House Bill 84 regulating barking dogs will not be considered in today’s committee meeting.

As introduced, the bill would prohibit dogs from barking more than 15 continuous minutes, or more than 30 minutes total in a day.  AKC has been in contact with the sponsor, who has agreed to put in an exemption for events and training.  We greatly appreciate this amendment, however, we continue to express concerns to him and the committee.

AKC thanks those who have taken the time to reach out to the committee, and encourages residents to continue contacting the committee to express concerns with this broad bill.  Read AKC’s previous alert for talking points and committee contact information.

AKC Government Relations continues to monitor legislation impacting dog owners in Delaware.  For questions or more information, contact AKC GR at