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Home-Raised Puppies Are Happy and Healthy

The USDA wants to take away our rights to raise puppies in a home environment, the way I grew up. Puppies were always part of the family, causing a ruckus and chewing something. In our house, corners of baseboards bear witness to healthy, happy puppies raised in a loving and warm environment, with kids laughing, and the opportunity to explore and learn from their adventures. I am not for the USDA tampering with what has been a labor of love at our home and the legacy of my mother’s breeding program that I wish to carry on. If you feel the same way about how puppies are raised, please take a minute to sign the AKC’s petition and express to the USDA how you feel. Together we can make a difference!

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Kayla Bertagnolli is a 23-year-old from Ogden, UT, who's been involved in the dog show world her whole life. A former junior handler who learned about breeding Beagles from her mother Leah, she assisted several professional handlers and is currently working to become a Junior Showmanship judge. Kayla is passionate about photography and writes the twice-weekly blog, DFR. She plans to continue breeding and showing, and expects to stay involved in dogs "for life!"
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  • Christopher Giroux July 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Well said Kayla…. It’s time to take a stand and stop letting organizations and legislation bully us into submission. Because this is exactly what it is, bullying is not acceptable in any form…

  • Kayla Bertagnolli
    Kayla B July 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Thank you for your comment Chris!

  • Steven Johns July 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Nothing is better than having a puppy/best friend to come home to everyday, scratching and itching for you attention! just wanting to kiss and love on you and to possibly throw a ball or stick! Every kid should grow up with a dog in there house hold!!!!!!!!!

    Steven

    PS: Nice article Kayla i AGREE

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