AKC CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
American Kennel Club Policy Prohibits Learning New Breeds
The American Kennel Club does not want its judges judging or being associated with organizations which are seen to be in competition with the AKC.
by Hermine Stover
|May 2006 - THAT'S ODD! I thought
- and then I read further. The AKC is accepting PLOTT HOUNDS as dogs to be shown in that
Organization. So I asked myself, where did the AKC licensed judges
get the savvy to judge a PLOTT HOUND if not at some other perceived
RIVAL REGISTRY like the UKC. So where is the AKC judge supposed
to learn about the PLOTT hound if not by judging it in some alternate
presently have American Pit Bull Terriers. Some of them have been
registered with the AKC since the breed was originally recognized by
the AKC. They are dual registered with the AKC as American
Staffordshire Terriers, and with the UKC as American Pit Bull
Terriers, and a very few are also registered with the ADBA which is
a registry for the American Pit Bull Terrier only. And still others
are just Amstaffs, American Staffordshire Terriers.
So I never saw the various registry bodies as in conflict or
competition with each other. The notion seems so awfully ODD to me.
I also see the AKC will be accepting some Icelandic dog. Where
exactly is a person supposed to go to learn this breed if not to
some other show hosted by another registry?
When I bred Persian Cats, they were registered with a whole handful
of registries, in order to increase the number of ribbons and
hideous trophies, to which I was then addicted. MORE FUN!
So it pains me to read the AKC sounding so elitist, which is not the
same as "elite".
I also noticed the name of Wally Pede, to whom I showed Afghan
Hounds so long ago that we are probably THE SAME AGE BY NOW! He used
to be older than me...anyway, he gave me points or a major, on a dog
who went on to become an allbreed Ch. I was cheered to see his name
and other names from my AKC past, since I have not shown AKC for
ages. OF course, now that I have the Amstaffs, I expect I will be. I
associate Col. Pede, (whom we all referred to as WALLY) with the
On a less cheerful note, I live in California now, in an area which
may embrace some bizarre ruling to make breeding dogs all but
impossible. I am prepared fully to pack up and take off for a dog
friendly place. I only hope it is still in the United States Of
America. I am always the optimist!
Hermine Stover firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Responsible Dog Owners Of The Western States
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