Texas Breeders Advisory Board Meeting December 7, 2011

Texas Breeders Advisory Board Meeting December 7, 2011

The Advisory Board will hear reports from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) staff and will appoint working groups to begin the process of drafting the implementing regulations for House Bill 1451, which passed in the 2011 legislative session.  The working groups are:

 

1.  Work Group on Standards - tasks include reviewing all rules and matters related to the administration and enforcement of Chapter 91, including licensing fees, standards of care and confinements of animals.

2.  Compliance Work Group - tasks include reviewing all rules related to compliance by licensees and persons engaged in dog or cat breeding.

3.  Licensing, Registration and Training Work Group - tasks include reviewing all rules related to the licensing of breeders, and registration of inspectors.

Meeting will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:30 am.  North Campus Building, 1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, TX 78723.  Further questions or concerns can be directed to AKC Government Relations at 919.816.3720.

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Musab wrote:
I don't know.On one hand it sounds like a puppy mill.On the other hand, I'm not a baeknr and I have no idea how easy it is to get a credit card machine from a bank. If it's easy and the cost to the breeder is low (I know merchants have to pay a %) then maybe they want to do it rather than deal in cash .Maybe for tax reasons?Maybe because it's easier for the buyer?I am on the fence because I don't have enough info to make an informed decision.EDIT: Devils Advocate here ..Let's say I'm a breeder and I have 2 litters a year of breed X. They are 2000.00 each pup and I have 6 pups per litter. How many people have 2000.00 in cash? If I had a good relationship with my bank and could get a credit card machine to process 4 or 5 transactions a year for my 2000.00 puppies, what's the problem?I'm saying none of us are doing this I see there are some answers here that say it's easy to get a machine and they don't cost much. So why not offer those 4 or 5 people that don't want to bring cash to the transaction the ability to pay for their puppy with a Visa or MC?How is that bad? I'm not selling over the Net and I'm selling the pups to the same people as before, just giving them an option .

Mon, June 4, 2012 @ 8:28 PM

2. Scoops wrote:
How old is your Akita? Does he stack (free or set up)? What is his movement like? Does his side gait reseeprnt an Akita side gait? What about musculature? Can you see an obvious chiseled dog? Does the dog have good forereach and drive? What about the headpiece? Is the stop too short or long? Is the muzzle square and pronounced? Is the fore and back skull the appropriate length? Is the dog the proper size?What about coat? Is the coat in top show condition? What will it take for you to get the dog in top show condition? If you show up to a show with a dog who is obviously not show or breeding quality, can you handle a judge pulling you aside and telling you that your dog needs to be neutered to prevent passing on bad genes? If you can't then you should reconsider showing him. If he can't be shown, he also shouldn't be bred.References :

Mon, June 4, 2012 @ 11:01 PM

3. Econsult wrote:
I think that they are more concerned about the money than the peippus. I also feel that it is difficult to handle the concentration of improving one breed if you are breeding several different breeds. We do very limited, well planned breedings with certified healthy dogs. Not over and over. If you are looking for a breeder, go elsewhere. Find a breeder that has interest in improving and striving for breed perfection. No female dog should have more than 2 maybe 3 litters (depending on the breed, size of the litters) then be spayed and retired.Please keep away from the backyard breeders. You may at first find a bargain, but will most likely find some expensive and heart-breaking issues to come.

Mon, June 4, 2012 @ 11:52 PM

4. Nazareno wrote:
They blame breeders bsecuae that is what AR tells them to do.Blaming breeders does not offer any solutions and does not help to end unnecessary killings.Thanks PETA, thanks HSUS for the distraction from programs that acually would work.Responsibility is fostered through leadership. Those involved with shelters and rescue need to make that a priority.I do not live in the USA where in some areas shelters seem to be a mess, but these quotes pertain to the USA, every year about twice as many people are looking to bring a new dog into their home than the total number of dogs entering shelters the fundamental lesson from the experiences of Washoe County and other successful communities is that the biggest variable to whether animals live or die comes down to the choices made by the leaders of the shelters. Responsible breeders and rescuers should not be against each other. Responsible breeders ARE part of the solution. Responsible rescues ARE part of the solution.As a lifetime rescue volunteer in an area where we have seen success my experience tells me it is in the best interests of specific groups to continue the idea that success cannot happen.It can.

Tue, June 5, 2012 @ 11:43 AM

5. Veja wrote:
No, but he no, no way, I would give them away first, and I dont breed to sell pups, but to improve the breed strdnaad, I show my dogs, and if a pet quality puppy, then I find a good home for the dog at no cost to the new owner ..most of these breeders are byb's, puppymills, pet stores, they are bad go to//////////////////////////////////////this is a trusted site, and akc recommends all the breeders on this website, they are all good reputable breeders, and are listed in all areas ..if they tell you they ship and need a deposit, trust me, you will get your dog from them akc does recommend bad breeders .and no way does reputable breeders have to list on a puppy-finder that only mean they cant sell their pups and try to unload bad bred dogs or sickly dogs to the unknowing public .if people like yourself would ask questions, we could put a stop to all these bad breeders .Breeder/show/handler, 15 yrs Min. Schnauzersyou can find all breeds with the AKC Website, and you can trust it.

Wed, June 6, 2012 @ 10:32 PM

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