Once again, I’m hearing from a breeder upset by my June post of an actual “AKC Registered” dog rescued from a puppy mill, blaming the “uneducated buyer.”

To be fair, I concede that consumers need to be educated, but my response to an earlier breeder comment still stands. If the AKC were concerned about protecting the integrity of their Registry, they would self-govern it and inspect every breeder who applies to be on their registry. It would be easy to do. A local AKC breeder with good standing in their registry could inspect the applicant’s kennels. But they don’t do that. They hold to no standard whatsoever. As a result, puppy millers get AKC registry and perpetrate fraud on the consumer.

As for education, if the AKC were concerned about that, they would TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC…but they don’t. It’s THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR OWN REGISTRY – NOT THE CONSUMER’s.

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