PUPPY MILL Index
Responsible Breeders breeders are told that the American Kennel Club
needs puppy mills in order to
survive. You are about to learn
"Responsible Breeders", a term first used by TheDogPlace.org in 1989
and subsequently appropriated by the
American Kennel Club, is primarily
associated with show breeders although
many "back yard breeders"
would qualify. Simply put, a
Responsible Breeder loves his/her dogs, takes excellent care of them,
would never knowingly breed a dog with a
health, temperament, or genetic defect,
and sells directly to a loving home.
Dog breeders fitting this description
once met well over 95% of the demand for
The links below and the information contained herein 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 AKC. These
articles will help you understand how
"puppy mills" were born and more
importantly, how they so successfully
compete with hobby and show breeders for
The tax free, non-profit American Kennel
branched out into product
endorsements, credit cards, and many other
money makers but still depends on its massive registration income
from puppy mills. Citizens Against Puppy Mills
did the simple math" "At $20 per dog and $25 per
litter (plus $2 per puppy)..."
it amounts to well over $30 million per year in
puppy mill income.
When the United Kennel Club (UKC)
pioneered the use of canine DNA, AKC was virtually forced to offer DNA to verify parentage.
The Puppy Mills took exception to that so they got together and formed their own
registries. It worked because AKC had never marketed its name "brand" so the public
didn't know the difference. "Registered" was synonymous with pure
bred and the pet shops had them... So to
win back the bulk of its registration
income, AKC began to offer Puppy
Mills special inducements, from reduced fees to free
Federal Express service, to (bulk) registering dogs of questionable parentage and finally, to the Petland
Contract. AKC Delegate's were outraged but AKC just quietly went about developing the PRIME
software program for pet shops.
We invite you to
explore these documents.
Originally founded in 1884 for the betterment of pure bred
dogs , for the last
50 years, the American Kennel Club
has been, as is so often stated, "all about the
Savvy observers noted
the overt changes even before the
TheDogPlace.org and later, TheDogPress exposed the changes at
"51 Mad Ave." Presidential Salaries and princely perks are a contradiction of
the original Mission Statement. AKC must return to its chartered
purpose if it is to survive as the premier purebred registry.
First, legal definitions of
Puppy Mill, a term invented by Animal Rights groups.
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
Forbids Puppy Mill Photos and for any doubters, a
Copy of the Amended Amendment
AKC Goes Public On "HVB" exclusive interview with Patti Strand, Chair
of AKC's High Volume Breeders Committee.
2002 "Lets Support The Puppy Mills" All-Breed Judge Denny Kodner
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 fought the 2002 PPA
but lobbied for PAWS.
2008 Open Letter To AKC
CEO Menaker's statements and justification for AKC's new direction - supporting
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
TheDogPress exposes more on super-secret software developed for pet shops and puppy mill
Puppy Mill Letter from AKC "High Volume Breeders" get special services, reduced rates, incentives
from "the new AKC."
2011 Hunt Trucking
No relation to Andrew Hunte, of the infamous Hunte Puppy Mill;
Backbone Gone? How long will show breeders support the sport?
This drew outrage and record reprint requests.
AKC Branding Purebred Dogs Reporting on the Golden Gate Dog Show, the SF Chronicle (and AKC) leaves readers headed for the shelter to adopt instead of buying a purebred dog!
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