MAIL FRAUD AND FAKE TITLES
were a car dealer, they'd be arrested for selling fake titles. Instead,
they cover up fraud by issuing "Qualified Papers" and everyone seems happy.
Col. Sam Harper, Dogsport Reconnaissance
My daughter is obsessed with pedigrees,
bloodlines, and learning to show dogs. She has always loved dogs but there
was a time when she enjoyed them because they were dogs and she could tell them
all her little secrets.
Now she tells her secrets to “dog
people”, plays grown-up games, never has time for just enjoying her dogs--and I
pick up the poop.
I've been thinking about how we used to say we can’t see
the enemy for the __. I don’t want to be incorrect here but my job was to
see through camouflage, get the lay of the land, and avoid actual pitfalls, the
kind that can kill a man. Well, the purebred dog scene is a great
way to enjoy the company of dog and human friends, but it also masks an enemy
that can destroy the playing field.
Dog shows and dogs with "papers" are a long way from where I grew up. We
knew which dogs would hold the trail and which one would go off on a rabbit.
They had instinct that told a coon hound or a fox hound to ignore a rabbit.
stories so we also knew which dogs passed on what traits. Even today, dogs
are judged by their performance as security dogs, ability to handle livestock,
service dogs, or prowess in the field.
In "purebred dogs" it seems more about pedigrees and paper titles.
Being part of a social group, having a productive hobby, learning new things;
all good for us. I’ve been
called a lot of things but being blind didn’t get me through the tough times in
my life or serve my command. I talked to my kid about this AKC thing and getting
a wider perspective on her real goals "in dogs" as she says.
doesn’t see herself as gullible and yet she tells people on the phone that her
dogs are “top quality” and discusses their ancestors like she was quoting from
Genesis. Point of fact: she spent less time in the bible than she does on those
pedigrees. She refuses to acknowledge what some snoop said last week,
that AKC is selling worthless pieces of paper. Any other business we would
see it on the 6:00 as mail fraud. When I asked her about ii qualified registration papers she said it is a way of protecting breeders. Made no
sense to this old guy so I did a little research online.
it as a way to get out of trouble over worthless registration papers. If
they were car lots, they would be under indictment but AKC gets by with just
saying Oh, we are sorry that we gave you the wrong title, the one that said your
car is a BMW. It really is a VW, just a typo there. Don’t worry,
here is the title that plainly says it is VW. See? Its just fine
amazes me. People buy that! My kid thinks AKC is doing the stud book
a favor. Says AKC is “protecting the integrity of the stud book”. Talk about seeing things differently. AKC
admits the stud book is a lie, that there are so many dogs in there that don’t
belong. They got caught and now every one knows it is a lie so now they are
going to protect the dealership by issuing a fraudulent title and making people
feel all warm and fuzzy about it?
I reckon those guys have a little grey in
the hair because they know that people will soon forget what a real certificate
of authenticity ever was. Then they can sell that fraudulent car to some
one else and tell them it used to be a BMW and it doesn't matter that is looks
like a VW, it has four wheels and a title!
read about an AKC judge who forced AKC a long time ago to do a recall on a bunch
of Shetland sheepdogs. It seems there was a lot of them that carried the
ii Banchory trademark or as dog people say, kennel name. There
was a female called Thousands Cheered, except nobody cheered when the fraud was exposed.
So before the FTC or attorney general weighed in, AKC cancelled some
I guess the grey heads had not thought about qualified
registrations at that time. From what I learned, it was a long time before
the internet so they must have felt pretty safe that not many would find out
about it. But now they have. I wont bother with the details because
I don’t understand most of them anyway but I know a diversionary tactic when I
guys keep putting the truth out there. I read that AKC makes 60 million
bucks a year. How much of that is actually from mail fraud? Maybe it
doesn't matter as long as people love their dogs and like to show them off.
There are car shows too but who carries a title in your glove compartment!
Well, that is all I have to say. I
tried saying it to my daughter but she respectfully did not want to hear it.
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