Coton Lovers Protest Against AKC Recognition

   There are five National Coton Clubs in the U.S.  They are all unique and provide a needed balance for dealing with issues concerning the breed.  Many Coton owners belong to several of the clubs.  One club has announced its decision to pursue AKC recognition.  The major advantages proposed for AKC recognition is that the show venues are more convenient. The major disadvantages that have emerged from a focus group is that an AKC parent club loses much control.  The registry is lost to AKC and lumped together with the pedigrees of the large volume breeders which AKC solicits at the puppy auctions.  There seems to be a widespread decline in the health of breeds which become recognized by the AKC.  Many Coton lovers do not want to support and promote an organization which actively supports and legitimizes puppymills and pet shop puppies from which much of their revenue is said to derive. We present a petition to the Coton Community to register a protest against these practices.

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   The Coton de Tulear breed is a relatively healthy rare breed that we all love and want to preserve it's amazing qualities by keeping the Cotons out of AKC. Please join us in our passionate drive to keep our Cotons safe, healthy, and away from the certain irrevocable fate that follows breed recognition by the AKC. If you are so disposed, please sign the petition.  There is some understanding that AKC may listen to all parties, and the petition is intended to be sent to the AKC representatives responsible for making the decision as to whether to honor the request of the club which is planning to petition for AKC recognition or whether to listen to the wishes of the entire Coton Community.

This is our breed we are fighting for...we will not get a 2nd chance should a Coton club lead our Cotons to the  AKC.....

  Please join the Coton Community in this protest against AKC recognition for our beloved breed by signing the petition below

We also urge you to please call, email, write letters daily to AKC expressing your objections for AKC recognition of our marvelous breed.
           Mari Beth O'neil  or  Christine Weisse  
           AKC Customer Care
           8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100
           Raleigh, NC 27617-3390
           Telephone: 919.233.9767
           8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
           weekdays (Monday - Friday)
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