The Minnesota Purebred Dog Breeders Association (MPDBA) was established in 1970 as not-for-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.
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