Monday, March 05, 2007

AKC and mixed breeds.

I'm not completely inflexible.
After talking to more people, doing some considering and getting feedback, I may be changing my mind about my NO vote on allowing mutts to compete in AKC working events.
I need to let the issue marinate a bit more, though. I'm starting to come around to the idea that it may be a good thing for ALL dogs in general, although I remain highly suspicious of AKC's motives.


Anonymous jan said...

I respect your opinion to be fair and well thought out, so I will be following what you write.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Oh, the AKC's motives are easy to discern - money. Entry in many dog sports has fallen - especially in competition obedience (hence the introduction to Rally Obedience). There was discussion recently of a rule that AKC obedience judges would not be allowed to judge for any other registries - ludicrous - I don't know if that one has actually come to pass, but if it did I wouldn't be surprised to find the pool of AKC obedience judges has shrunk considerably. Much to their dismay, they are no longer the only game in town. We showed obedience in four registries - AKC, UKC, ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club) and Canada.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Like your thought process on this.

10:52 PM  

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