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Browsing Archive: January, 2012

HR 838/S707 PUPS

Posted by CMKC on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Proposed Legislature 

HR 835 / S 707 PUPS

Bad for dogs, bad for shelters, bad for the economy


Abandons traditional determination between wholesale and retail---so that

USDA can regulate home/hobby breeders who don't sell to pet stores.

Begins USDA regulation of anyone (with 1 intact female dog over 4 months of

age) who sells, places, or adopts out more than 50 dogs in a year ... to start.

Could easily be amended down to 10 ... to 2.

Takes away your right to privacy in your own home. USDA ...

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News from AKC

Posted by CMKC on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : AKC News 

More big news from AKC.


Effective July 1, 2012 clubs must offering the 4-6 month puppy class.  Apparently, puppies in this class will not compete for Championship points.  Evidently, AKC will work out some sort of point schedule for this class that will result in the award of a Beginners Title or Certificate.  I don’t have any details about the Beginners Title/Certificate or points schedule at this time.


Effective July 1, 2012 clubs must offering something called an “Open Show.”...

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Posted by CMKC on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Proposed Legislature 

Hi Everyone,

Most of you have already received the call to action against the latest federal legislation called the “PUPS” bill. While on its face the bill may seem reasonable, closer scrutiny uncovers some large underlying problems with the bill.

Please look at AKC’s position on this bill. See below.

Contact your Senator and Congressperson and ask them to withhold support for this bill or encourage their colleagues not to support or vote for this bill.

This is especially imp...

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Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club (CMKC) Fostering an interest in all pure-bred dogs; Holding sanctioned matches, dog shows and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club; Encouraging good sportsmanship at matches, dog shows and obedience trials; Supporting local charitable or civic organizations, especially those that relate to animal welfare and education concerning dogs.