Dog Related Links
Council of Docked Breeds
American Kennel Club
www.animallaw.info/articles/dduscroppingdocking.htm

Dogwatch
(Taken from the DogWatch website)
" Mission:
Our mission is to watch for and alert people to poorly
thought out canine legislation in North America and
abroad, providing timely access to information, human
networks, and resources that will help groups strategically
oppose breed specific legislation (BSL) in their areas on a
just-in-time basis.
Goals - we hope to:
Update,
Inform, and
Educate
people and dog owners about the real issues related to
canine legislation, with an emphasis on laws that restrict
dogs by breed or type.
Status:
We are currently developing a full mandate and goals for
DogWatch."

The Designer Breed Registry does not support breed
specific legislation, BSL.
If you have a breed that might be included in the BSL
Breed Specific Legislation please click on the following
links
www.dogwatch.net
http://www.dogwatch.net/bsl_links.html

www.adoa.org
DESIGNER BREED REGISTRY

"providing the dog world with dog information and dog news"


Legislation
Sale of Puppies and Dogs
The Designer Breed Registry will welome new links about
legislation pertinent to the sale and breeding  of dogs
it is the mission of the Deigner Breed Registry to alert the dog
breeders here and abroad of poor  and biased legislation that will
affect the keeping, breeding and sale of dogs.
Some of the links on this page may be old but can still be
pertinent.
Breeders please keep refreshed on proposed dog legislation in
the state in which you live .
Please send links to
webite@designerbreedregistry.com

More on legislation prior 2015

[Friday, May 11, 2012]  Early next week, the Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS) of United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) will be releasing for public comment a new
interpretation of portions of existing regulations for the federal Animal
Welfare Act.
In particular, two proposed changes may have a potentially significant
impact on AKC breeders: •Current  AWA regulations do not require
licensing of  “retail pet stores”.  The newly proposed rule will
significantly narrow the definition of retail pet stores so that: “Retail
pet store means any outlet a place of business or residence that each
buyer physically enters in order to personally observe the animals
available for sale prior to purchase and/or to take custody of the
animals after purchase …” . This rescinds the“retail pet store”
status/protection for those who engage in internet sales. Breeders who
engage in internet-only or other sales without allowing the buyer to
personally observe the puppy ahead of purchase will be subject to
current USDA commercial breeder licensing and inspections.
However, breederswho sell pets to their customers face-to-face will
now qualify as “retail pet stores” for the purpose of remaining exempt
from USDA regulations.  •The proposed new rule also increases the
exception for regulation as a commercial breeder  for those who
maintain up to four breeding female dogs on their premises if person
sells only the offspring born and raised on the premises for use as
pets or exhibition (regardless of whether those animals are sold at
retail or wholesale).  The American Kennel Club will review the
proposal, provide comment after fully analyzing the impacts of the
proposed rule, and will report all developments as they warrant.    For
more information, click here for a fact sheet prepared by
USDA/APHIS regarding the proposed rule change; and here for a
preliminary copy of the proposal.



Copy and paste the following links these links are old
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=4066740
Connecticut
www.petage.com/News030506.asp
Texas
http://www.thln.com/?pageID=7FD27B59-3048-7B4D-
7B2D4A867CE35C7B
West Virginia
www.polsci.wvu.edu/ipa/par/report_12_4.html


More legislative news at the following sites
Dog Channel.Com
The Dog Channel .com www.dogchannel.com link below is a
valuable tool for all breeders

American Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club has pertinent up to date information on
dog legislation and proposed dog legislation that may affect breeders
and breeding programs with respect to new dog legislations
www.akc.
org