PUPPY MILL Index
The American Kennel Club (AKC) says it
needs puppy mills to survive,
re-defined them as "high volume
breeders" (HVB). Why?
Because puppy mills are of more value
than “responsible breeders” who breed
less, register fewer puppies and produce
less income for AKC.
June 2014 update | "Responsible
a term first used by TheDogPlace.org in
1998 and subsequently appropriated by
the American Kennel Club, will no longer
be used in the NetPlaces Network.
The meaning has been twisted and
What was once called a "puppy mill" can
today claim the AKC title of responsible
If you breed dogs for sport, show
ring, dedication to the breed, etc. you are a
and you are automatically "responsible."
Anything else is only a clever ploy to
put puppy mill produce on the same
(saleable) level as a litter from Best
In Show parents.
is therefore by definition, the
who mass produce puppies "responsibly"
Before AKC betrayed its
avowed "core constituency" by
stating that commercial breeders were
needed to satisfy demand, hobby breeders met 95% of the demand for
abandoned hobby breeders, people bought
from local hobby breeders and owing a
"registered", "purebred" dog was a mark
"High Volume Breeders" supply 90% of
purebred puppies purchased in developed
countries. The "Petland Deal"
opened an international market for
purebred pet shop puppies.
Just this month a reader
equated HVB with GM, stating "The
difference is that malformed puppies
can't be recalled and repaired."
Indeed, AKC markets (registers) litters,
puppies, and sales transfers, without
discrimination or oversight.
The information below is
neither condemnation nor defense of the AKC. The history of puppy mills
and the industry's success was and is
however, solely dependant on the
American Kennel Club.
These articles may help you understand why the
AKC steadfastly refuses
to promote the well bred hobbyist-created purebred dog.
The non-profit American Kennel
has branched out into product
endorsements, credit cards, and many other
money makers but it still depends on
voluminous registration income
from puppy mills. When this index
was first compiled, the $20 per dog
registration fee or $25 per
litter plus $2 per puppy (less for puppy
mills) generated over $30 million per year
income. Even that wasn't enough to
support the lavish expenditures,
pensions and perks the "new" AKC
demanded. See salaries and perks
When the United Kennel Club (UKC)
pioneered the use of DNA to verify parentage, AKC was forced to offer
DNA. The Puppy Mills took exception to pedigree verification so
they formed their own registries. "Registered" was synonymous with pure
bred and the pet shops had them... So to
win back the bulk of its registration
income, AKC offered secret
deals and inducements to puppy
mills, from reduced fees to free
Federal Express service, to (bulk) registering dogs of questionable parentage and finally, the Petland
Contract. AKC Delegates were outraged but AKC
ignored the uproar and developed the super secret PRIME
software program for pet shops.
founded in 1884 for the betterment of pure bred dogs, the American
Kennel Club changed its focus to "all about the money." With
the advent of internet, AKC's philosophical
and business model changes were documented and the NetPlaces Network
reported the open disregard for hobby breeders at "51 Mad Ave".
As TheDogPress continued to expose egregious violations of
the American Kennel Club's Mission Statement, the AKC solution was
predictable. The AKC board changed the
First, the instant legal definition of
ii Puppy Mill, an oft-used term.
AKC Enterprises the new direction a powerful, wealthy
2000 Puppy Mills - AKC's Best Product?
They make big money for AKC, not hobby breeders.
2001 Legal Puppy Mill Weapon
Judge Baxter's simple plan might still work today.
AKC-Hunte Meeting! the worlds biggest registry and the world's biggest
puppy mill finally shake hands publically.
2002 THE REINWALD REPORT reveals the truth about Puppy Mill Power in Missouri and
2002 State Forbids Puppy Mill Photos and for any doubters, a Copy of the Amended Amendment
High Volume Breeders Committee exclusive interview with chairperson Patti
2002 "Lets Support The Puppy Mills"
applauds the AKC/Hunte Alliance.
2002 Puppy Protection Act
Defeated by Patti Strand, HVBC chair. Read with open eyes.
AKC's History & Future a synopsis of how the sport
- and dog farming, i.e. Puppy Mills developed.
2006 AKC Buys PAWS? Donates $29,000 To Rick Santorum in one trip.
Inducement Letter To Puppy Mills If only you were a puppy mill - What a deal!
2006 Hunte & Hunt
TheDogPress publishes State documents revealing trucking partnership.
2006 Hunte Truck Fire Kills 60 puppies locked in cages,
on the way to New England pet shops.
Argument For Puppy Mills AKC says Puppy Mills perform public service.
2008 Update On AKC-Hunte Puppy Mill Deal Investigator McNeal's
report isn't pretty.
2008 AKC Silent on Registering Unregistered Dogs A "new service" blocks breeders from genetic research.
AKC's Register Anything Puppy Mill as it ignores foundation to favor its biggest customer.
2008 USDA Definition Of Animal Dealer Excludes Puppy Mills. Why AKC
flobbied for PAWS.
2008 Open Letter To AKC
CEO's justification for AKC's puppy mill support.
2008 AKC-Petland Deal Outrage Delegates, Judges & Breeder letters to TheDogPress force retreat.
First peek at AKC’S Secret Pet Shop Software
to facilitate point of sale registrations.
2009 AKC's PRIME Software
more on software developed for pet shops and puppy mills.
Puppy Mill Letter from AKC HVB get special services, reduced rates, from "the new AKC."
and princely perks reveal profits in pushing puppy mill produce!
2011 Hunt Trucking
No relation to Andrew Hunte, of the infamous Hunte Puppy Mill;
Backbone Gone? This drew outrage and record reprint requests.
AKC Branding Purebred Dogs
sends people to the shelter to adopt instead of buying a purebred.
2011 & 2012
IRS chart of
Directors' Salaries And Perks .
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