Open Letter to the American Kennel Club (AKC)

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Now science has progressed, it can be shown that the DNA of a dog contains genes which are alien to the Labrador Retriever breed, which means that such a dog CAN NOT be a purebred Labrador Retriever. Kennel Clubs, including the AKC, are increasingly under fire because of these extremely bad and dangerous developments, which need to stop here and now. It’s only a matter of time before the first lawsuit in the United States against the American Kennel Club appears, as the AKC in their pedigree certificates quite wrongfully gives the impression that these “dilutes” are purebred Labrador Retrievers. If the National Kennel Clubs are not willing or able to effectively guarantee or monitor the purity of a dog, then who is? And what is the value of a pedigree certificate?

The National Kennel Clubs have the means to prevent non-purebred dogs to enter the studbooks. If in doubt about the presence of the “dilute” (dd) gene in Labrador Retrievers, one should require the applicant of a pedigree certificate to proof that this particular dog or litter is free from the “dilute” (dd) gene, by means of DNA testing by accredited laboratories.

I would like to ask the Board of the American Kennel Club (AKC) to require that any Labrador Retriever that is exported to another country has to show the results of a DNA test proving that the dog is free from the “dilute” (dd) gene. This should also apply to any Labrador Retriever when there are doubts about the purity, regarding the presence of the “dilute” (dd) gene.

Finally, I would like to ask the Board of the American Kennel Club (AKC) to look into the practices of registering “silvers” as chocolates, “charcoals” as blacks, and “champagnes” as yellows. Stop with this fraud. These dogs are not even purebred Labradors. The task of the American Kennel Club (AKC) is to guard the purity of the breed. This is a very serious task. Should it turn out that the American Kennel Club (AKC) is not willing to take this task seriously (enough), then there is always the possibility to let the Courts decide about these issues…

Click here to read the full Open Letter to the AKC

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