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The American Kennel Club (AKC) says it needs puppy mills  to survive, re-defines 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.


"Responsible Breeders", a term first used by in 1998 and subsequently appropriated by the American Kennel Club, are the exact opposite of puppy mill breeders.  Before AKC betrayed its constituency, hobby and show breeders met 95% of the demand for purebred dogs.


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 AKC.  These articles may help you understand why the American Kennel Club steadfastly refuses to promote the well bred hobbyist-created purebred dog.


The non-profit American Kennel Club has branched out into product endorsements, credit cards, and many other money makers but it still depends on massive registration income from puppy mills.  When this index was compiled, $20 per dog plus $25 per litter plus $2 per puppy amounted to well over $30 million per year.


When the United Kennel Club (UKC) pioneered the use of DNA to verify parentage, AKC was virtually forced to offer DNA.  The Puppy Mills took exception to pedigree verification so they 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 offered secret deals, puppy mill special inducements, from reduced fees to free Federal Express service, to (bulk) registering dogs of questionable parentage and finally, the Petland Contract.  AKC Delegate's were outraged but AKC ignored the uproar and developed the super secret PRIME software program for pet shops. exposed that betrayal as well but with no other options, hobby and show breeders continue to use AKC registration as proof of quality.   


AKC, PUPPY MILLS, PETLAND; TREACHERY EXPOSED!Originally 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 and, AKC's philosophical/business model changes were documented and further exposed the dishonesty at "51 Mad Ave".  one example of violation of the AKC's original Mission Statement.  So AKC changed the Mission Statement when we exposed the dishonesty. 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.


1990 AKC Enterprises the new direction a powerful, wealthy company takes.


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.


2001 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


2002 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. 


2005 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. 


2006 AKC's 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.


2007 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.


2008 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 Breeder-Judge refutes CEO Menaker's statements and justification for AKC's new direction - supporting puppy mills.


2008 AKC-Petland Deal Outrage Delegates, Judges & Breeder letters to TheDogPress force retreat.


2009 PRIME! 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 produce.


2009 Another Puppy Mill Letter from AKC  "High Volume Breeders" get special services, reduced rates, incentives from "the new AKC."


2009 Presidential Salaries and princely perks reveal profits in pushing puppy mill produce!


2011 Hunt Trucking No relation to Andrew Hunte, of the infamous Hunte Puppy Mill;


2011 Backbone Gone? How long will show breeders support the sport?  This drew outrage and record reprint requests.


2011 AKC Branding Purebred Dogs sends people to the shelter to adopt instead of buying a purebred dog! 122g143


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