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Legislation & Breeders’ Rights

265 – #takebackourstory: How YOU Can Help the Fight | Pure Dog Talk

#takebackourstory: how YOU Can Help the Fight for Breeders’ Rights AKC Vice President of Government Relations Sheila Goffe shares details about the Political Action Committee. This fund, administered by AKC, is another tool helping breeders #takebackourstory. “We are constantly fighting bad legislation,” Goffe said. “One of the things we can do that is the best…
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263 – Flying the Not so Friendly Skies with Dogs PLUS Woof by WoofWest | Pure Dog Talk

Flying the Not so Friendly Skies with Dogs PLUS Woof by WoofWest Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President of Government Relations, shares what she’s learned from the airlines about flying with dogs, what her team is doing to help the purebred dog fancy and what we can do to help. March 1 is the date Delta…
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235 – Finding Common Ground to Grow the Purebred Dog Fancy | Pure Dog Talk

Common Ground Brings Everyone to the Table Attorney Debra Hamilton finds common ground in the most challenging situations. Whether in interpersonal, transactional, public or even adversarial relationships, the solution, Hamilton suggests, is simple. Just listen! Can’t we all just get along? “We are so passionate as a sport that we sometimes can’t find common ground…
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233 – AKC’s Team Scores on Detection Dog Legislation | Pure Dog Talk

AKC’s Detection Dog Legislation Promotes Purpose Bred Dogs Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President Government Relations, joins me for a conversation about legislation and the old adage about law making and sausage making. TSA came to AKC to address shortage of detection dogs in the USA several years ago. Dr. Carmen Battaglia led the development of…
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225 – Fighting to Preserve our Breeds and their Purposes | Pure Dog Talk

Inside the battle to preserve racing Greyhounds Jennifer Newcome, chair of the committee to support greyhounds, joins me to talk about the fight to preserve Greyhound participation in a sport they love and the current ballot initiative in Florida to ban betting on Greyhound racing. The proposed legislation is a Constitutional amendment that effectively allows…
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209 – Made in the USA: Breeding Our Own Bomb Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Bomb Dogs: Purpose bred, purpose raised, purpose trained Mark Dunn, AKC’s Executive Vice President, has been leading the charge to develop a program to produce purpose bred, purpose raised and purpose trained dogs domestically for explosives detection work. “There is a growing demand for dogs who can help protect us,” Dunn said. “It is driven…
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205 – NAIA’s Sara Chisnell on Legislative Trends | Pure Dog Talk

NAIA’s Sara Chisnell on Legislative Trends Nationwide National Animal Interest Alliance Legislative Director Sara Chisnell is seeing legislative trends develop across the country in several categories. More than just dogs, NAIA is leveraging a larger voice by bringing together groups across the animal kingdom. Pet shop mandates Pet shop sourcing mandates are cropping up in…
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197 – Local Legislative Liaison Defends Our Rights | Pure Dog Talk

New Legislative Advocate in Our Corner Robert Miller, AKC’s new legislative analyst and outreach coordinator, is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breeder of merit and hunter. His background in legislative work and public information is being put to use on the west coast to provide proactive involvement with fanciers. Legislation is constantly popping up that affects…
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SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Speak Up in Dallas, TX | Pure Dog Talk

SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE ALERT Wednesday, 6/27 at 9 a.m., the Dallas City Council will consider a proposal that ALL dogs impounded in the city be altered before being returned to the owner. The current law has exceptions for show and performance dogs. This proposal is seeking to do away with that exception. Show Up and Speak…
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176 — NAIA’s Patti Strand on Pet Expo for Public Outreach | Pure Dog Talk

Pet Expo Provides Public Outreach Opportunity Patti Strand, President of the National Animal Interest Alliance, has spent nearly 30 years attending America’s Family Pet Expo in Orange County, Calif. Instead of insisting that JQ Public meet purebred dogs only at dog shows, where most of us are too busy to actually interact with visitors, Strand…
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