Archive | Buying a Puppy

It’s National Purebred Dog Day!

We hope you’re celebrating it with your dogs and maybe even doing a little public education about the joys of owning purebreds! One important thing to remember about NPDD is that celebrating it does not denigrate mixed breeds, rescues, strays, street dogs, mutts, mongrels, crossbreeds or any other kind of dog. But in today’s environment of “adopt, don’t […]

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National Purebred Dog Day? Absolutely!

May 1 was National Purebred Dog Day and I was surprised at the number of people, even breeders, who protested that they love all dogs and the day should not “discriminate” against mixed breeds. Well, I think that most people who love dogs love all dogs, but here’s the point. Mixed breeds are not under attack […]

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Legislative News

The 2015 Virginia General Assembly is going full throttle now and we have been watching carefully and working on several bills. Fortunately, there are very few bills affecting dog ownership this year. Here are the ones we are watching: SB 698 Companion animal; surgical sterilization program, fund, penalty. Patron: William M. Stanley, Jr UPDATE 1/29/15 […]

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USDA/APHIS Lawsuit Unsuccessful; Appeal Undecided

Many of you have already heard that last week the United States District Court of the District of Columbia upheld the USDA Retail Pet Store Rule. This means the lawsuit for an injunction to block implementation of the rule was not successful. We have not yet heard from the attorneys handling the case whether an […]

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USDA is not kidding, folks!

Please  read the previous post from KODA and donate what you can. We are at a critical point with the lawsuit. On July 22 AKC released the following: USDA Continues to Implement & Enforce New Pet Breeder Requirements It’s been more than six months since the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) began […]

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This Message from Keep Our Domestic Animals (KODA)

**THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT UNDERSTAND THAT THE LAWSUIT NOT ONLY CONTINUES, BUT CONTINUES TO NEED FUNDING SO WE MAY CONTINUE THE SUIT AND NOT LOSE WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. NOTE: Some folks have stated that they have not donated to the lawsuit effort individually because their club already has; or their federation already has, […]

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Join us on July 13 for a mini-seminar featuring Frank Losey, Attorney

Frank Losey is the attorney who has donated his time to filing for an injunction against the new APHIS breeder regulations. (The donations collected go to pay a second attorney who is licensed to practice in Washington DC, where the action has to take place. More donations are needed!)  He has also been leading a […]

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APHIS: It’s Not Over ’til It’s Over

There have been a number of developments in the APHIS Retail Pet Store Rule debacle. We’ll take them separately. Conference Call A couple of weeks ago, AKC issued a press release stating that due to some amendments made to the Animal Welfare Act included in the Farm Bill, the problems created by the Retail Pet […]

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