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Hi everyone, this link was posted on another forum that I read...I thought I'd pass it along here.
The AKC is finally considering accepting mixed breed dogs in their competitions and shows...and they are asking "the Fancy" for their input.
Well, since I am not currently, nor have I ever been, connected with the Fancy, I can't respond...but I know that many of you do own AKC registered dogs.
Here is the link to the survey: http://www.akc.org/mixedbreed_survey/
I know that this would mean a lot to many of you...but the importance of this survey, in my opinion, is that it is proof that the AKC is feeling the power of the "designer dog" movement...for what that is worth. :wink:
It may move the dogs closer to being accepted and if that is important to you, I thought you might want a chance to give some input.
There is a time limit, so you should respond soon.
 
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Oh, I understand Linda...and I agree. I am not a supporter of the AKC...you will see that in previous posts...but I believe that there are many owners out there that do want them to be accepted and I wanted to give them a voice.
I also think that this is a sign that the AKC, as much as they condemn mixed breeding, are beginning to acknowledge that they can't fight the trend...that mixed breeds are gaining support and so, they want to open communication...and some people really do want that. I don't happen to be one of them...but for those who do...well, this is a start. :wink:
 

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I strongly urge people NOT to complete this survey

at all
The more people that do the chances of this being approved is higher,,LET the AKC people respond to this they will see to it it is NOT approved
this is just a way for the American Kennel club to get their greedy little hands into somthing they have discouraged and condemed for yrs
They have done nothing but Belittle the doodles from day one!!!

I for one do not want AKCs involvement in this, THEY are the reason that these dogs were bred in the first place, to produce a hybrid dog that was low shed and healthier,,I cannot understand why the australian (doodles) in america too are working so hard to get them registered thru akc,,its a death sentence to this breed as it has been to other breeds in the past, due to the line breeding and inbreeding involved to try to produce ,,"the perfect looking Dog"

Think about this before you complete the survey
and please note more then one time they go back to money

I reported this was going to happen last year(i have a friend on the board at AKC) i was basically laughed at by the doodle posters on other forums,,
Yet again im right, i just hope that everyone does everything in their power to vote against this for the health and well being of our breeds!!!!
 
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OMG!!!!
DID I ACTUALLY READ THIS IN THEIR DOCUMENT?

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POTENTIAL BENEFITS:
Exposing mixed breed dog owners to AKC and encouraging them to make their next dog a purebred by showing that purebreds
consistently outperform mixed breeds ...
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Jac,
I know you are not a fan...that is when I did a little research and found the pet store initiative. I agree with all your prior posts....
and I bet heads will roll when people start seeing that quote in that document...
OMG, can they really believe that would happen? :roll:
"....encouraging them to make their next dog a purebred by showing that purebreds
consistently outperform mixed breeds ..."

bwahahahahahaha
 
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OK, this is getting better the more I read it :shock:
Only SPAYED or NEUTERED mixed breeds would be allowed to register and compete.
Obviously, the AKC will not be welcoming the deliberately bred, mixed breed dogs with open arms. They are considering allowing mixed breeds to join to increase their revenue stream. They are hoping that a side benefit will be that owners of mixed breeds will realize their dogs cannot compete with pure breeds and so then these owners will choose a purebred dog for their next dog purchase.
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POTENTIAL BENEFITS:
Exposing mixed breed dog owners to AKC and encouraging them to make their next dog a purebred by showing that purebreds
consistently outperform mixed breeds ...
For me it is easy, I am not interested in whether My Labradoodle can out perform, or be out performed by a purebred. I am interested in choosing a DOG with the right TEMPERMENT for my family and in our case and for our future doggies it will be Doodles as Denver has shown me I made the right choice of DOG BREED PERIOD.
 
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I don't know....I think Bella might like to join a group that hopes her Mommy will purchase a different dog breed when she doesn't win the sporting events (probably because they would be judged by AKC people who do not like Labradoodles) :lol: :roll:

Bella:
Let me think about it: NO!
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I will go and read the paper after this but I showd my cocker spaniel for years and did well with her but as most people know I was lucky to get a cocker whos temperment was not destroyed by such strict breeding policies (which made them so mean by people who did not know what they were doing) and the same has happened to many labs unfortunately. There are more and more instances with them also having temper problems. Also if you watch the Australian labradoodles they have cross backs to maintain the personalitys and characteristics. How could AKC ever be able to accept that? Even though all those dogs were mixed to get their perfect pup also.
You just can't do better than a dood!
 

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This was my answer in the comment section of the survey I just completed. I think it best explains my reaction to their opinion that the mixed breed is inferior to the purebreed.

"The AKC should be about dogs, not purebred or mixed breed classifications. An attitude that purebred is the only way to go is elitist and old news. Some seem to forget that the purebreed of today was the mixed breed of yesterday. Dogs should be bred for temperment and traits. I own both a purebred and mixed breed, "designer" dog. Both were selected for their unique traits and abilities."
 
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