Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports on the Texas Dog or Cat Breeders Act that goes into effect on September 1, 2012. A breeder’s license will now be required for some individuals while exemptions are made for others. Learn the standards of care requirements that must be met, and find out how some fanciers in Texas are reacting to the new law.
Competition in the Group rings this summer has been as exciting as ever, with top dogs battling for supremacy even midweek. Blogger-in-Chief Billy Wheeler has been following the excitement from coast to coast, and today he’s taking a look at all the numbers.
Kayla Bertagnolli will be heading to California this weekend for another memorable celebration of purebred dogs – Santa Barbara-style. Our DFR blogger and passionate photographer will be looking to capture the memories at one of the year’s more elegantly appointed show weekends. If you see Kayla, please be sure to have your photo taken for our Facebook page and photo galleries.
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Texas Breeders Act Goes into Effect September 1
By Christi McDonald
On September 1, 2012, the Texas Dog or Cat Breeders Act will go into effect. The bill, signed into law in 2011, requires certain individuals to obtain breeder licensing, submit to facilities inspections, and meet standards of care provisions.
Dog breeders who have 11 or more adult, intact female dogs, who are in the business of breeding those animals for direct or indirect sale, and who sell or exchange at least 20 dogs in a calendar year are the targets of the new law. Only those who meet all three criteria are required to obtain a breeder license. more
A New Number One Dog All Breeds
By Billy Wheeler
It’s been a wild and wooly couple of weeks in the dog game. Our Top Two Dogs All Breeds, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, and the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, have been going at it head to head like two heavyweight prize fighters. The two dogs and their handlers have kept up an exhausting pace and have kept us all on the edge of our seats. more