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Guardianship Issue are you an owner or a guardian?
"The American Kennel Club supports the use of the term owner rather than guardian when referring to the keeping of dogs. The AKC believes that the term guardian reduces the legal status and value of dogs and thereby restricts the rights of owners, veterinarians, and governmnet agencies to protect and care for dogs..." ("AKC Updates." AKC Gazette, August 2003, 6).
Colby Glass, MLIS