Texas Draft Regulations Comment Period Now Open

Texas Draft Regulations Comment Period Now Open

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) published a new draft of the proposed regulations for licensed dog breeders. Public comments on this proposal will be accepted until February 20, 2012. It is VITAL that responsible breeders and owners submit specific comments on this proposal.


Submit Comments to:
Melissa Rinard, Legal Assistant
General Counsel’s Office, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
Fax: (512) 475-3032
Email: erule.comments@license.state.tx.us

When drafting comments, please include a reference for the section number you are commenting on. Detailed, specific comments are the most likely to be utilized by the staff and advisory board. As always, please communicate using polite and respectful language.
AKC Government Relations staff is reviewing these regulations and will provide specific comments to TDLR and to our constituents soon. AKC continues to have concerns about the vagueness of some sections and definitions, the high fees, and the costs to breeders to implement some of the rigid engineering standards required of the proposal.
For more information, please contact the AKC Government Relations Department at doglaw@akc.org or 919-816-3720. Our Texas Federation, the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance can be reached at rpoa@texas.net or 210-822-6763.

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1. Dedy wrote:
The breeder sholud have provided you with the AKC registration papers for you to register with. If the parents were AKC registered, they sholud have had papers on them as well. Any reputable breeder would have given you the proper paperwork with the parent information. Also: Just because your dog is registered does not mean it is worthy to breed. If you want to do it right, you need to show your dog in breed and get championship titles in order to prove your dog is up to breed standard. You will also need to OFA the dog once she reaches 2 years old. Hips and elbows are recommended. Also screening for the typical diseases that some breeds are prone to is recommended. You do have to buy an AKC registered dog to register yours with the AKC. If the puppy you got is NOT from an AKC registered pair, there is no point in even thinking of breeding the. The people you got it from were just in it for the money, and were not trying to improve the breed at all. Basically you would own a beagle type dog .no proof it's even pure.

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