Bill criminalizing false service dogs passes On Thursday, April 19, Minnesota Senators unanimously approved legislation making misrepresentation of a service dog a crime.
The new Minnesota breeder licensing bill passed in 2014 after years of negotiating and compromise. The main points are that commercial breeders, those who possess 10 or more intact animals that produce 5 or more litters in a year, must be licensed with the State of Minnesota.
Inspection of kennels will be through the MN Board of Animal Health (BAH). The bill requires registration and licensing affected breeders by affected breeders as of July 1, 2015. For more information see the Minnesota Veterinary Association web site: or BAH
As a practical matter, this bill does not affect the average hobby breeder. Who are these people? They are the reputable breeders who breed to improve the breed, who show their dogs in breed competition, obedience, herding, hunting test agility and more. These are breeders who live with their dogs in their home, perhaps breeding 1-2 litters per year, or maybe no litters some years.
They do not breed for profit; just ask how much money they spend on their hobby each year. They take the time to socialize the pups and find the best homes for them, giving them good veterinary care, and keeping accurate registration records. Best of all they are always there for the person who purchases the puppy for the life of the dog.
These are Minnesota Purebred members who choose to be listed under a particular breed. In most cases they do produce puppies in this breed but do not expect them to have puppies available when you call.
All are welcome to attend our monthly board meetings -
generally held at the Libby Conference Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. If you plan to attend, please check with a board member to verify date and location.
The next meeting will be held on September 19, 2019
See the Animal Health Studies Database listing of clinical studies and research projects from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Go here for lots of links and downloads on purebred organizations and agencies. Learn more about breeding, buying a purebred puppy and get information on finding a breed that is right for you.
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All are welcome to attend our
monthly board meetings