Comments on Are purebred dogs and dog shows headed for extinction?

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jack   Gainesville, FL

11/17/2011 8:38:34 AM

I do believe that pure bred dog ownership is on the verge of extinction due to the constant threat of animal terrorists who have taken control of local and state government by convincing the public that anyone who has a litter is a detriment to society. Sadly this group has a strong foothold with the public because they serious dog breeders think none of the claims deserve their personal attention. In short, doing nothing about the problem leads to fewer pure bred dogs.

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Debbie   Birmingham, AL

11/17/2011 5:09:11 AM

No, I do not believe purebred dogs or dog shows are headed for extinction. I am a dog fancier and enjoy showing my dogs in many AKC events. Some are not happy with AKC and have moved to UKC. Most have there breed's parent club that they are also members of. I think if anything it is the economy. I have been limited to 1 show per month only showing 2 dogs. And, because to the cost of fuel have limited my traveling to those states that touch my home state. I am amazed to see how much money people will pay for a "designer" dog which is just a mixed breed. Although, most of todays breeds are decendants of similar genetic tamperings to get "just the right" dog. And after decades of breeding AKC will accept them as a valid breed since now they allow mixed breeds to be registered for performance venues. I'm not a purest, but I think there are many pure bred dogs that are out there waiting for homes. It is the responsible breeder who gets hurt by legislation. The puppy mills and the irresponsible pet owners who do not have their dogs altered are the reason there are so many dogs in shelters. Sorry, I'll get down off my soap box now.

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Rita   Baltimore, MD

11/16/2011 1:51:34 PM

Your article has missed the topic by a mile. AKC's numbers are dropping off a cliff due to the animal rights movement. In many communities around the U.S., breeders now face jail time if they dare to have a litter of puppies. Animal rights terrorism raids of breeders are taking place every day across America with purebred AKC registered dogs seized, sterilized, and sold off across state lines. Until AKC faces the fact that their customers are getting slaughtered by the Animal rights crowd one by one, their business will ultimately fail.

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