It’s a Mixed Up (Mixed Breed) World

Who would have thought it possible that “breeder” would become a dirty word, “purebred,” would be removed from public billing on AKC material, and the AKC would include mixed breeds at its performance events all within twenty years?RememberwhenPureBred

It reminds me of what HSUS CEO, Wayne Pacelle said: “…One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.” Animal People News, May 1993.

Remember when “purebred” was front and center on the Gazzette?

By allowing mixed breeds in its performance events, did the AKC cave to public pressure and political correctness? Or will the day come when we look back at the AKC’s shift in policy and realize how prescient it was to recognize that the fight wasn’t between mixed breeds and purebred dogs, but rather an epic battle to protect dog ownership altogether?

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