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.

  • A focused, funded, strategic effort to eliminate inhumane canine breeding practices for all breeds

    Some dog lovers want to shut down dog sales at pet stores because pet stores buy their puppies from puppy mills. As a dog lover, I can understand why some feel this way. Here’s my question: If the dogs for sale at the local pet store came from a breeder who didn’t mistreat dogs, would […]

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  • What The Group Will and Won’t Do

    What the group will do (not in any order): Work with interested stakeholders that agree with our mission statement. We need to work hard to get other breeds involved, or we could fail. We can’t eliminate breeders (or puppy mills, a non-definable term anyway), and shouldn’t, but can push for legislation that requires them to […]

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  • Fact: Dogs are going to be bred for profit and to meet demand.

    You can’t limit or regulate demand. People will always want to buy dogs. Trying to limit demand is pushing a string. We can’t change that, but we can change how many of those dogs live. Consider that there are good and bad breeders of every size. We treat our personal dogs as companions, pets, and […]

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  • Are We Winning the Battle But Losing the War? Reflections on Rescue Groups’ Bidding at the Missouri Auction

    I have been following the news of the auction of King Charles Cavaliers that took place in Missouri and the efforts by many in our rescue community, especially the Alabama Chapter of Cavalier Rescue USA, Brittney Wilk, and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, to save these dogs. Thanks to them, scores of our beloved breed […]

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  • Thoughts on How to Reform Companion Canine Breeding Practices

    Everyone understands that many breeders don’t follow any guidelines, and that many safety, health and abuse conditions exist in the most offensive breeders. There are large breeders, small breeders, and everything in between. Different titles are synonymous with this discussion, including backyard breeders and puppy mills. All are just dog breeding operations, put simply, for […]

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