HUNTE PUPPY MILL HISTORY
There is ample evidence of collusion between Andrew Hunte (Hunte Corp.) and the American Kennel Club to enable and promote world-wide AKC registrations.
In 1991, Andrew Hunte incorporated his mass production dog breeding business in order to provide dog brokers and pet shops ... "with the happiest, healthiest purebred and designer hybrid puppies available."
By 2000 USDA had loaned Hunte Corp. over $4 Million Dollars. That's right, your tax dollars helped expand the Hunte Puppy Mill Empire with (instant information) ii USDA guaranteed loans. Viet Nam veterans deserved the assistance they received from the USDA even though it encouraged and set them up into puppy farming. Harder to accept is federal money Hunte Corporation received under the ii USDA’s Rural Development program.
At the same time we're told ii USDA Is Stretched Too Thin to inspect Puppy Mills This may or may not reflect Hunte Corps’ cozy relationship with the USDA.
2001 The Secret Hunte/AKC Meeting (Insiders Only) reveals a lot more than the scheduled Missouri meeting between Hunte Corp, The World’s Largest Puppy Mill and AKC, The World’s Largest Dog Registry. You might re-think how you've been taught to sell a puppy.
2002, ii AKC Announces the High Volume Breeder (HVB) Committee. Their job was to justify the puppy mill registrations AKC had always depended on and in retrospect, to prepare “responsible” breeders for the already-in-the-works Petland Contract. The HVB Committee produced glowing reports on the “wonderful facilities” and “modern methods” employed by "commercial breeders".
The AKC’s High Volume Breeder Committee, chaired by AKC Board
Member Patti Strand, went diligently about their assigned task which was as we see it, to wash the dirt off puppy mills, polish up the concept and convince the dog fancy that it really needed “high volume” breeders because WE could not meet the public demand for high quality puppies.
ii The Good Breeder Myth.
HVB Committee members enthused about the Hunte
operations in the dog magazines and of course, at kennel clubs and
dog shows across the country.
"Lets Support The Puppy Mills"
(Insiders Only) describes All Breed Judge Denny
Kodner’s praise for Hunte’s facilities and practices but
then all committee members who visited the Hunte puppy producing facilities wrote glowing reports.
There was also AKC Registry Redacted -10 questions sent to AKC re new registration rules/procedures. Of course AKC didn't really respond but TheDogPress.com readers did!
There is little doubt that Hunte's massive trucking distribution to the Petland pet shop chain contributed to the AKC's 2009 development of the pet shop puppy inventory software program called PRIME. By 2010, it had all come together. The long love affair between the world’s largest puppy producing facility and the world’s largest registry was again exposed when TheDogPress.com broke the story on PRIME and for Insiders, PRIME - AKC's Pet Shop Puppy Inventory & Registration Software. Your increase in registration fees paid for that.
We owe it all to Hunte Corp, the world's largest puppy mill. Perhaps we should also give some crumbs of credit to the American Kennel Club, the world's largest dog registry. And let's not forget Petland, the world's largest puppy mill produce distributor, now an international marketer of "AKC Registered" puppies.
2012 - TheDogPress delivers a concise summary of Petland & AKC History