The Minnesota Purebred Dog Breeders Association (MPDBA) was established in 1970 as a NON-PROFIT organization to benefit the welfare and well-being of purebred dogs and breeders, owners and potential buyers within the State of Minnesota.
Our main objectives are two-fold: Education and Legislation
Education: where to find a reputable breeder, purebred puppy or dog, care of dogs and information about showing, training and breeding. Our member breeder listing.
Legislation: initiate and support legislation for the protection of dogs, their breeders and their owners.
Our current activities include
Our main educational effort at the Minnesota State Fair -- 10 benches of dogs plus member club/organization demonstrations each and every day of the Fair at the Pet Center on the North end of Machinery Hill.
Our main education effort is at the State Fair, with10 Breeds of dogs on benches each day, and hourly Demos outside our Pet Center Building. Also, we have many educational flyers available for the public at our information booth manned daily by our members.
Information tables at local area all-breed shows and other pet events
Education committee: members available to speak to dog clubs or other groups
Legislative committee that monitors state legislation and informs members as to when write to their legislator
Maintenance of a directory of our members who wish to be listed under a particular breed, which also includes member clubs and organizations
Photos courtesy of Minnesota State Fair archives