Not all breeders who sell puppies that are registered with AKC are good breeders.

I cannot tell you how many times I have been called by a person who is looking for a quality puppy from a good breeder and they have said to me..... " I wanted to contact you because you are an AKC breeder so I know you are a good breeder so I can trust you." 

Please be warned this is NOT the case. First of all, I am not an AKC breeder, neither is anyone else, there is no such thing. I am a breeder who has chosen to register my dogs with this registry.  I have registered my dogs and puppies with AKC but in order to do this all I had to do was to purchase a dog with AKC papers and breed that dog to another dog with AKC papers and then all of the puppies are automatically eligible to be registered by AKC. There are no requirements other than filling out the paperwork and paying the fees to register a litter of puppies from two AKC registered parents.

AKC requires that all stud dogs be DNA'd after they have produced a certain number of litters in a year or within their life time. Females and puppies are NOT required to be DNA'd so if there is an unethical breeder out there and they had an accidental breeding between two dogs, they could still register the puppies and claim that the sire is whoever they want to say it is. With no requirements to DNA the female or the puppies, no-one would be the wiser.

AKC also requires all imports, male and female to be DNA'd but again, not the puppies.

Puppy mills can and do register their puppies through AKC, there are no requirements that the dogs or puppies be healthy, health tested, of sound temperament or confirmationally correct to be AKC registered or to be bred or to have the litter of the said dogs registered.

So I warn you, please do your research,  not all breeders who offer AKC puppies are good breeders, many of them hide behind the AKC name because they know that the public believes all breeders who offer AKC registered puppies are good breeders. It is up to the breeder to be ethical and moral. It is up to the breeder to be honest and to care enough about the breed to make sure they are breeding the healthiest dogs possible with the correct confirmation and correct temperament for the breed. The breeders must make it their goal and their mission to breed nothing but the best.

Also, I feel I should mention that just because a breeder sells AKC puppies does not mean that they are fair or honest and it does not mean that the Health Guarantee they offer meets or exceeds the requirements of the Puppy Lemon Law in their state.  Most states have Puppy Lemon Laws because of unethical breeders who sell sick puppies and then refuse to stand behind them. Many of them have very one-sided Health Guarantees filled with loop holes so that they can get out of taking responsibility if they sell sick puppies. 

As of the date this report was made, AKC only had 9 agents to investigate and oversee thousands of breeders that register through their club.  There is no inspection required for anyone to start a breeding program and register through AKC, they just have to have two AKC registered parents. Many breeders have never been inspected by AKC.

So please, proceed with caution when looking for your next puppy. For years I have registered my dogs and puppies with AKC and I have felt conflicted about the public perception and the truth. I have had unsatisfactory results in dealing with AKC concerning an issue that I  reported to them about a breeder who was falsely advertising a litter and nothing was done due to lack of funds! I was told if I wanted to pay them $400 they would investigate and if I was right they would refund my money!!!!  Really??

European Boxers cannot compete in the AKC Confirmation shows because their confirmation is much different from the American Boxer

I have been importing my Boxers now for 3 years and I have been paying AKC to DNA and Register my Boxers so that I could register my puppies with AKC papers. After seeing a recent report on the Today Show exposing some pretty disturbing info about AKC, I had to do some soul searching. According to the report, AKC has actually been involved in opposing legislation in some states that would put bad breeders  out of business. When I thought about this, it makes sense, the revenue that they collect from bad breeders must be in the tens of thousands.  The representative for AKC who was on the Today show could not tell the reporter how many Breeders there were in the US that bred AKC registered dogs, she could also not tell them what percetage of those breeders have been inspected. I will tell you that the state of Maine has been to our home to conduct an inspection but we have never been inspected by AKC. After watching this report and seeing the types of filthy disease ridden kennels that they may walk through before coming to my home I will tell you this, they will not be permitted in my home or any part of my property. I do not want them to get out of their vehicle. If  this happens and I need to return all AKC papers on all of my dogs for my refusal to allow the to come onto my property, after what I have seen, so be it! AKC is Non-profit but still! In light of my own experiences and this Special Report (link is below)  I have decided that I can no longer support AKC or put one more penny into their pockets. I will of course register litters for those with deposits who paid before 07/11/13 but after this date, no future dogs or puppies from NWB will come with AKC registration applications. I realize this may cause some potential puppy buyers to go elsewhere and I am fine with that. Probably 95 percent of our NWB puppy owners do not register with AKC anyway, their puppies are a part of their family, I do not sell to breeders or show people (Euro Boxers are not shown AKC anyway) so in my opinion, there is really no need to register any more of my European Boxers with AKC after this date. 

The ASPCA and the Humane Society are actually condemning AKC That is pretty telling in itself.

When I think about it logically, I wonder what the point ever was to register my imported Boxers with AKC anyway, they are not American Boxers so why register with the American Kennel Club. I see no benefit to the puppies, my dogs, my breeding program or my clients so I no longer have any reason or desire to do so.

 In writing this I may be placing a huge target on my back but everything I have written is true and therefore it is legal to post this information on my website. I have very strong feelings about this issue and I stand strong in my conviction.

Please be forewarned the video below is very educational but also very disturbing for animal lovers.

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