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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
Legislative Alerts Pet Facilities Bill Would Impact Wisconsin Breeders
Wisconsin breeders and rescue groups are concerned about a bill that could significantly affect them. Sponsored by Rep. Larry Balow, AB536 would require licensing and inspection of pet dealers and breeders, defined as those who sell, exchange or offer for adoption 25 or more pets per year. The bill authorizes the state's Department of Agriculture, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pet-facilities-bill-would-impact-wisconsin-breeders/ | November 4, 2003
Legislative Alerts UPDATE: Massachusetts Breeder Licensing
The Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners reports the following: On March 24, 2004, H4537 was voted out of the Steering Committee and sent to the House floor listed with low priority, not requiring a vote for approval. Rep. James Eldridge (D, Acton) blocked it so the next […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-massachusetts-breeder-licensing/ | March 26, 2004
Legislative Alerts Update: NJ Bill Still Poses Threat to Breeders
A2324, which would require anyone who sells or transfers ten or more animals per year to be licensed and regulated by their municipality, continues to threaten responsible breeding programs in New Jersey. The bill could be scheduled for a vote by the Assembly at any time, and though many fanciers have contacted their representatives in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-nj-bill-still-poses-threat-to-breeders/ | June 2, 2004
Legislative Alerts Update: Committee Rejects MA Breeder Amendment
The Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners reports that the Budget Conference Committee has approved the final version of the state budget, and it does not include a House-approved amendment requiring regulation of those who breed and sell more than five litters of puppies or kittens per year. This development is welcome […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-committee-rejects-ma-breeder-amendment/ | June 17, 2004
Press Releases AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Celebrated This September With Public Events Across The Country
-- Listing of Over 200 Events Goes Live on AKC Web Site --   New York, NY - The American Kennel Club has declared Friday, September 17, "AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day," and announced hundreds of events to be held nationwide throughout the month of September. The goal of the initiative - being held for […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-responsible-dog-ownership-day-celebrated-this-september-with-publi/ | July 12, 2004
Press Releases AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Gives Dogs and Dog Lovers Something to Bark About
-- 450 Events Nationwide Celebrate Man's Best Friend and Bring Attention to Responsibilities of Dog Ownership -- The American Kennel Club has declared Friday, September 17, "AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day," and announced hundreds of events to be held nationwide throughout the month of September. The goal of the initiative - being held for the […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-responsible-dog-ownership-day-gives-dogs-and-dog-lovers-something/ | August 31, 2004
Press Releases AKC Online Breeder Classifieds Offer Valuable Service to Breeders in the AKC Network
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club announced today that it is now accepting listings for AKC Online Breeder Classifieds (AKC OBC), a new web-based service designed to bring breeders of AKC-registrable puppies together with potential pet owners. A breeder of an AKC-registered litter in good standing with the AKC may place a listing […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-online-breeder-classifieds-offer-valuable-service-to-breeders-in-t/ | October 1, 2004
Legislative Alerts Virginia Breeders Face Licensing and Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill – Update!
UPDATE: HB2927 was stricken from the docket on February 2nd. Many thanks to the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and the countless Virginia dog owners who helped make this victory possible! Please continue to watch our Web site for information about other pending legislation in Virginia.    [Monday, January 24, 2005] Immediate help is needed […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-breeders-face-licensing-and-mandatory-spay-neuter-bill-update/ | February 3, 2005
Legislative Alerts Breeder Licensing Bill Introduced in Illinois
Illinois dog owners, your help is needed immediately to oppose HB707. Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Nekritz, the bill would amend the state’s Animal Welfare Act by requiring licenses for all “animal caretakers.” This definition includes but is not limited to anyone who sells, exchanges, or offers for adoption dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, and other […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breeder-licensing-bill-introduced-in-illinois/ | February 8, 2005
Legislative Alerts Vermont Considers Breeder Licensing
Attention Vermont fanciers! Sen. John Campbell is sponsoring S66, a bill that would amend the definition of "pet merchant" to include anyone who sells, exchanges, or donates animals. Duly incorporated humane societies would be exempt. Under existing law in Vermont, "pet merchants" must be licensed by the state at a cost of $150 per year. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vermont-considers-breeder-licensing/ | February 23, 2005
Legislative Alerts Breeder Licensing Bills Introduced in Tennessee
Hobby breeders could soon be considered "dealers" in Tennessee if H148 or its companion S1686 are enacted. Both bills would require anyone who breeds and sells more than one litter of puppies per year to be licensed as a "dealer." In Tennessee, dealers must be inspected by the state and pay anywhere from $125-$1000 annually […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breeder-licensing-bills-introduced-in-tennessee/ | March 7, 2005
Press Releases AKC Seeks Support of Fancy to Spread Responsible Dog Ownership Message
  Clubs Invited to Hold Educational Events For AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to announce that the third annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day will be held on Saturday, September 17th (the day the AKC was founded in 1884). The goal of the initiative is to educate first-time […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-seeks-support-of-fancy-to-spread-responsible-dog-ownership-message/ | March 15, 2005
Legislative Alerts Massachusetts Commercial Breeder Bill Proposed
Massachusetts fanciers have reported that Rep. Paul Kujawski has once again proposed legislation (H1346) that defines anyone who breeds and sells more than one litter per year as a commercial breeder. Such individuals would further be subject to licensing and inspection. What You Can Do: The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture has […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/massachusetts-commercial-breeder-bill-proposed/ | June 3, 2005
Legislative Alerts Massachusetts Fanciers Defeat Commercial Breeder Bill
Nancy Fisk, Vice President of the Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners (MassFed), recently shared the following report about the defeat of HB1346. Congratulations to all who helped make this victory possible! On June 20th Massachusetts dog owners and breeders rallied in opposition to House Bill 1346 and sent a strong message […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/massachusetts-fanciers-defeat-commercial-breeder-bill/ | August 15, 2005
Press Releases AKC Seeks Support of Fancy to Spread Responsible Dog Ownership Message
  Clubs Encouraged to Hold Educational Events For AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to announce that the fourth annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day will be held on Saturday, September 16th. The goal of the initiative is to educate first-time dog owners about the responsibilities of dog ownership […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-seeks-support-of-fancy-to-spread-responsible-dog-ownership-message-1/ | April 6, 2006
Legislative Alerts San Antonio Considers Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Breeder Permits
The San Antonio City Council is considering a 5-Year Strategic Plan that includes mandatory spay/neuter and breeder permits, as well as creation of a bill of rights for animals. The plan was generated by the San Antonio Animal Care Services Advisory Board and will be presented to the city council at the June 29th meeting. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/san-antonio-considers-mandatory-spay-neuter-and-breeder-permits/ | June 20, 2006
Press Releases Pointer and Click to Find An AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Event Near You!
  New York, NY – Whether you're a pooch parent looking for tips on training, grooming and health or are currently considering adding a precious pup to the family, be sure to circle the month of September on your calendar to mark "AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day." This month-long celebration involves hundreds of organizations around […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/pointer-and-click-to-find-an-akc-responsible-dog-ownership-day-event-n/ | July 14, 2006
Legislative Alerts New Jersey Bill Bad News for Breeders
Assemblyman Neil Cohen has introduced Assembly Bill 3401, a bill which threatens the rights of responsible breeders in the state of New Jersey. Fanciers, concerned dog owners and responsible breeders should immediately contact their representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature and oppose this bill. The bill defines a "breeder" as any person who sells […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-bill-bad-news-for-breeders/ | August 2, 2006
Legislative Alerts New Jersey Breeder Bill on Hold
New Jersey Assemblyman Neil Cohen has announced that he will not move the controversial A. 3401 in its current form. However, he is committed to sponsoring a breeder regulation bill when the legislature returns for general session. Asm. Cohen has asked that concerned fanciers contact him via email at asmcohen@njleg.org with comments and suggestions about […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-breeder-bill-on-hold/ | August 9, 2006

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