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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
Pembroke Welsh Corgi nursing her litter of puppies.
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
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
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: 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 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 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 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
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
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

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