Posts with tag American Kennel Club

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Campaigners Rejoice as Dog Meat Banned at China Festival

  DOG meat is to be banned – at least temporarily – at the infamous Yulin festival in China following vigorous campaigning by animal welfare groups and general disapproval of the event. Tens of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned to death at the festival every year, but it now appears that the Government is to… read more

May 8th Riverside Land Use Committee Meets – Ban of Retail Sales & Required Breeder Licensing

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 The Land Use Committee of the City of Riverside’s City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 8th.  The agenda includes the consideration of drafting laws that would ban the retail sales of pets and require breeder licensing. As reported previously by AKC, the City is using nearby Long Beach’s… read more

Why Californians Need to Worry About AB485 – the Pet Shop Bill

As recent history has shown, many anti-breeder animal rights extremists continuously advocate for incremental breeding and sales restrictions that they hope will eventually lead to outright bans on all animal breeding and ownership.  They collectively consider all breeders and pet stores as substandard and inherently not interested in practicing or promoting animal welfare.  These politically-aware… read more

Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day!

National Purebred Dog Day was created in 2013 not only to celebrate the heritage, diversity and predictability of purebred dogs, but also to give a forum to the millions of people for whom these dogs are best friends, work mates, family companions, and service dogs. These have been difficult times for purebred dog owners who… read more

AKC Appoints Vice Presidents in Legal Department

THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENTS IN LEGAL DEPARTMENT New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC ® ), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the promotion to Vice President of two key members of its legal team effective April 22 nd… read more

Protect Your Rights to Breed & Sell Puppies: CA Assembly Bill 485 Moving Through Committee

  Friday, April 21, 2017 California Assembly Bill 485, which seeks to limit Californians from purchasing purposefully-bred dogs from regulated retail sources, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday, April 18.  The bill has now been assigned to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing. The… read more

Taiwan Passes Landmark Law Banning Eating Dogs or Cats

EATING dogs and cats has been banned in Taiwan. It is the first Asian country to do so. New legislation, passed last week, prevents eating, buying or possessing dog or cat meat. Those who break the law face a fine of about £6,500. Selling the meat in restaurants has also been outlawed, and animal cruelty… read more

The AKC Judges Approval System: “Worse Than It Ever Was Before”

An Open Letter to the Dog Fancy The following article should be read, and preferably re-read, slowly and carefully, by anyone who contemplates becoming an AKC judge, or is already an AKC judge but plans on adding additional breeds, or is just interested in how the AKC Judges Approval process works. I have heard from… read more

Old Dog, New Tricks: Could You Be a Judge?

In parts one and two of my “Aspiring Judge’s Journal,” I gave readers a little overview of beginning the AKC judges’ approval process and a look at the AKC Judges Institute. For part three, I pose a couple of questions about what is required to apply for AKC judging approval and a number about the finer points… read more

A Judge’s Conscience: Dog Shows, ‘Gay-Friendly Propaganda’ and Russia

This week’s column will be a little different, perhaps more personal than usual, but I believe a question I’m concerned with right now may apply to a lot of other dog people as well. Should dog show judges have a conscience? That sounds like a weird question, I know: of course you need to have… read more

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