This category contains posts written by our leadership. They represent their personal opinions, and bring healthy discussions to our group, as we work together in a collaborative way to execute against our plans to achieve our group’s goals. We are a diverse group, including entrepreneurs, professionals, veterinarians, breeders, and others from many backgrounds. We are united in our goal to make sure dog breeders provide humane kind treatment with medically sound practices.

  • What’s Best for the Dogs? Breeding Bans versus Reasonable Rules for Dog Breeding

    By Ron Sturgeon, NADBR Sr. VP. Every time NADBR posts about dog breeding, we get a chorus of comments from people who want dog breeding banned. They feel strongly that breeding should stop because the world has too many dogs in shelters waiting for homes. Banning breeding does not make sense. Are the majority of […]

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  • New Movie “The Dog Lover”: Propaganda or Parable?

    By Ron Sturgeon, NADBR Sr. VP and Founder “The Dog Lover,” a just-released film based on a true story, is likely to make some dog lovers angry.  Spoiler alert: It is about an idealistic dog lover, a veterinary student, who goes undercover to capture video of conditions at a commercial dog breeder. The evidence she […]

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  • Four Ways to Help Dogs in a Buy-It-Now World

    By Rita Rice, NADBR VP of Research After 25 years in the dog world, I can tell you that many dogs are bought in haste. Some buyers don’t go to a rescue or a breeder because they’re unwilling to put up with the scrutiny that well-run rescues and quality breeders require before a dog goes […]

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  • Response to Forbes’ “French Bulldog Puppies: Inside The Business Of Breeding New York’s Most Fashionable Dog”

    Original Article: French Bulldog Puppies: Inside The Business Of Breeding New York’s Most Fashionable Dog Response By Rita Rice, NADBR VP of Research Forbes writes a balanced article about the pitfalls of popular breeds, how to shop for a quality puppy, and how to avoid accidentally supporting irresponsible, neglectful, or abusive breeders.  While it’s easy […]

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  • Are You Your Dog’s Owner or Guardian?

    By Rita Rice, NADBR VP of Research In a few cities in the United States, advocates for animal rights are attempting to change laws so that pet owners become pet guardians. Maybe such a change is being considered in your city or town. Boulder, Colorado, has made the change. So have San Jose and West […]

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  • Is Rescue the Only Moral Way to Get a Dog? (And Should We Judge Those Who Take Other Legal Paths to Dog Ownership?)

    By Ron Sturgeon, Founder & Senior VP of National Alliance for Dog Breeding Reform I read an opinion piece in Dogster that I admire for its frankness. The article is titled “Commentary: I will Judge You for Buying a Dog from a Breeder” and describes a view many people hold. It’s ironic that the writer […]

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  • Should we Stop All Dog Breeding Until Every Rescue and Shelter Dog Has Been Adopted?

    By Ron Sturgeon, NADBR Founder and Senior VP. Many of the National Alliance for Dog Breeding Reform’s members are passionate about rescue, and all of our members love dogs, so we understand the desire to see every adoptable dog find a permanent home. We hope you will visit our site and register for updates or […]

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  • NADBR Purdue CAWS Letter

    View as a pdf – NADBR Purdue CAWS Letter

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  • Why a No-New-Laws Approach Doesn’t Serve the Long-Term Interests of Responsible Dog Breeders

    By NADBR’s VP and Director of Research Rita Rice I know that the popular view among responsible home-based dog breeders is “No more laws!” And, it’s no mystery why we feel that way. The laws currently on the books manage to both discourage responsible breeding and still not do much to help end severe neglect […]

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  • Platinum Standard: Is it a Pipe Dream or a Real Possibility?

    By Kim Colacchio I have written this to start a conversation about the right standards for dog breeders. While I have always been a dog lover, I recently became a dog owner. Anyone who knows me knows how carefully I do my research before making any important decisions. Naturally, I researched all things dog before […]

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