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Extinct National Breed Clubs
AKC's Bothersome Baggage!
Your Parent Club may become extinct… The AKC no longer needs National Breed Clubs and will eventually do away with them as more troublesome than helpful.
August 20, 2019 | TheDogPress.com
Joseph Byer, Jr., Research Editor
National “parent” breed clubs
were once vital to insure registrations and specialty show entries. Both AKC and
UKC has newer registries set up without the support of a National Breed Club.
Note that the AKC has been in decline registry-wise for 5 years while the UKC
has shown increases in registrations during the same period. It appears National
Breed clubs have outlived their usefulness.
Breed Standards are under approval from the AKC, a powerful tool that will
eventually mandate the end to cropped ears, docked tails, possibly even the
removal of injury-prone dewclaws. Many fear this could lead to the extermination
of breeds that are employing these minor surgical procedures.
They [AKC] have replaced National Breed Club's Judges Education programs with
those of the AKC's design thus eliminating the National Club's ability to fully
train judges to their Breed Standard instead of the AKC's
understanding/interpretation of same. After all, who better knows [or at least
once knew] the intent and application of their breed's standard than that
individual breed clubs.
The AKC is collecting the breed club archives to a central location, and
NATIONAL BREED CLUBS are gifting those historical records willingly? Who in
their right mind believes that the AKC will fully and accurately portray the
complete archival record of nearly 200 breeds? Especially when some records may
show the AKC in an unfavorable light? Who is rewriting history now?
The AKC, along with the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Assoc.), already
supports the HSUS (Humane Society Of The U.S.) "Model Dog Law" which along with
the odious, draconian requirements for housing, record keeping, etc., and would
turn over breeding decisions to veterinarians!
National Breed Clubs have contributed mightily to their impending demise by
inviting non-breeders into the club (thus inundating breed clubs with
rescue-minded folks who are outright opposed to breeding) and giving them full
The National Breed Clubs have allocated boatloads of club revenues to
researchers and companies who are developing tests for genetic diseases in hopes
of securing a perfect dog. THERE IS NO PERFECT DOG, FOLKS! And yet, the
multitudes of brain dead "scientific method" followers are getting these tests
and attaching health test initials to their dog's name like it is a title.
Left to these new National Breed Club members, how long will it be before
breeding will only occur when all required health tests have been undertaken?
How long before the breeders with years of valuable experience are thrown under
the bus in favor of these income-producing tests?
Oh, and let's not forget that the "Club of Clubs" (the American Kennel Club)
which purportedly promotes the sport of purebred dogs has invited mixed
breeds to participate. Maybe I should add that in addition to National Breed
Clubs hitting the scrap heap, purebred dogs in general are soon to be replaced
with, "the All American Dog", i.e. the (breed) name that is used when mixed
breeds enter performance events.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Joe Byer lost a heroic battle with cancer on April 28, 2019 but
his expert contributions on behalf of dogs will live on in these pages. We thank
his wife for sharing his insightful works with our readers.
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