The Alliance quickly responded with a letter of our own pointing out that the AKC inspection program is a sham as the AKC standards of care are abysmal and breeders are given advance notice of AKC inspections. We also pointed out that AKC consistently opposes all animal welfare legislation. We even exposed the fact that AKC dog shows are subsidized by registration fees from puppy mills.
Not surprisingly, AKC took offense at our letter and responded with half-truths and more propaganda. The AKC took particular offense to our allegation that AKC sponsored dog shows are financed on the backs of puppy mill dogs through AKC registration fees. Fortunately, the Animal Doctor column allowed us to respond and set the record straight. We quoted a prior admission by the president of the AKC that registration fees do, in fact, support dog shows. We also cited communications from AKC's Vice President of Marketing addressed to the commercial dog breeding industry boasting that one of the purposes of AKC dog shows is to help commercial breeders sell puppy mill dogs.
To see the exchange of letters between AKC - Dr. Fox - Alliance, click on the link below:
AKC dog shows financed by the cruelty of puppy mills.