This category contains posts written by our leadership. They represent their personal opinions, and bring healthy discussions to our group, as we work together in a collaborative way to execute against our plans to achieve our group’s goals. We are a diverse group, including entrepreneurs, professionals, veterinarians, breeders, and others from many backgrounds. We are united in our goal to make sure dog breeders provide humane kind treatment with medically sound practices.

  • Dogs Retired by Breeders & Auctions – What should we do to make this situation better?

    Dogs Retired by Breeders & Auctions   What should we do to make this situation better? By Ron Sturgeon Not in any order, the problems: Breeders are done with these dogs and aren’t shy about disposing of them. Generally, we don’t want them to be used as breeding stock again. Breeders want money and are […]

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  • How many more animals will be killed needlessly? (Part 1)

    Stacie Kyle, Reform Breeders VP of Fundraising Despite all the advances in the world today, we are still needlessly euthanizing animals from over-crowded shelters. The good news is that the numbers have decreased significantly over the last 30 years. Thirty years ago, the number of unwanted animals that were killed in the United States was […]

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  • The Strength and Transparency of Our Leadership Team

    RCBA is about reforming canine breeding to ensure dogs are treated humanely, shown kindness, and bred using only medically sound practices. We want to be transparent about who we are. We have posted the resumes or narrative bios of key members of our team on the leadership tab on our website (http://reformcaninebreedersandauctions.com/leadership/). We have put […]

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  • Why We Aren’t Trying to Close Pet Stores or Shut Down Commercial Breeders

    Article by Ron Sturgeon, Founder of Reform Canine Breeders and Auctions (RCBA) We know there are a lot of ways to try and make sure dogs being bred are treated better. We have chosen to work on the supply side of that problem, the breeders, not the sales side. Read my article about that strategy […]

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  • Thank You for Saying Yes to Dog Breeder Reform

    Thank You for Saying Yes to Dog Breeder Reform First of all, thank you to the many of you who have already messaged me and volunteered to be a part of what we are doing. Among those who have said yes are former CEOs, CFOs, business owners, well-established dog breeders, veterinarians, leaders in the dog […]

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  • Why Our Group Will Succeed

    Not all of us can be of one mind. Our group’s members may not all have identical ideas on all points. Nevertheless, I do believe all members agree that all dogs should be bred with kindness, with humaneness, and using only medically sound practices. The members of our group believe we can make improve the […]

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  • Educating Puppy Buyers Is Important, But Not the Focus of our Efforts

    Educating Puppy Buyers Is Important, But Not the Focus of our Efforts Article by Ron Sturgeon, Founder of Reform Canine Breeders and Auctions (RCBA) First, we support those groups and individual pet lovers who choose to work on educating prospective pet owners. It’s worthwhile, but it isn’t the focus of RCBA. Why it isn’t is […]

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  • Why Good Breeders Should Want to Register and Should Support Reform

    By Ron Sturgeon, Founder of Reform Canine Breeding and Auctions (RCBA) We’ve heard from some dog breeders who don’t want any oversight or any additional laws passed. They don’t support our reform efforts. At the same time, however, they admit that bad breeders of every size exist and they agree that these bad breeders should […]

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  • Why We’re Going After Bad Dog Breeders, Not Pet Stores

      We all know that the worst dog breeders neglect and mistreat dogs. They don’t care. We would like to see them get out of dog breeding. Some think the best way to get rid of bad breeders is stop the sale of puppies in pet stores because some pet stores buy puppies from puppy […]

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  • Hobby Breeders, Show Breeders, Back-Yard Breeders, Puppy Mills, Commercial Breeders, For-Profit Breeders:

    What Do These Terms All Mean? If you are interested in helping to improve dog breeding for the dogs, we hope you will We hope you will register at our site, www.ReformCanineBreedersAndAuctions, to get further updates, and fill out a volunteer-and-serve form. I keep hearing all these terms and others used to describe dog-breeding operations. […]

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