Why Join Your Parent Club?


"Membership in a parent club provides many opportunities and educational resources... It is a major support to breeders and breed fanciers alike...

"The best education for a breeder or fancier is to attent the parent club's annual national specialty, where there are breed seminars, health clinics, and other services. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to meet club members and to evaluate breeding stock...

"It makes you realize just how significant every breed standard is --approved by the AKC and safeguarded by our parent clubs...

"..it is the parent club's responsibility to encourage all its members --breeders and pet owners alike -- to take part in testing for and disclosure of genetic disorders. The clubs raise funds... to actively support research...

"Parent clubs help find loving and carinf homes for dogs that have been rescued...

"Your level of involvement is up to you.. you can attend meetings and activities, and vote... You can volunteer to serve on committees and help with events... Join your parent club and get involved. You can make a difference!" (Fucillo, Roseann. "Why Join Your Parent Club?" Breed Column. AKC Gazette, Sep. 2003, 66).


Colby Glass, MLIS