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Lost- Coton de Tulear

 

Tanner, a white rare breed Coton de Tulear was lost near a rest area in Edwards, Colorado in Eagle County.  Tanner is a 12 pound intact male dog.  He is wearing a harness and is microchipped.

He escaped from the car near a rest area just North of Interstate 70.  Owner and friends are searching the area now.  There was one sighting of Tanner but he became frightened and ran.

If you see a small white dog in Edwards, Colorado please call Kris Forke at:   970-343-0761

 

Say NO to USACTC & AKC

Say No to USACTC & AKC

USACTC & AKC not good for the rare breed Coton de Tulear.

 

From ACTAdvocates for the Coton de Tulear:

Supporters- Not only do Coton owners and breeders fight against recognition by the American Kennel Club, but we also fight the battle against the Coton club that is seeking AKC recognition. The club that is taking the breed against the wishes of the majority of Coton owners is the USACTC.  How can anyone put showing above the health and welfare of a breed?
Get familiar with the names that are responsible.  http://usactc.org/breeders/breeders-directory/

These are the people that support the actions of USACTC.  Here is a link to their board members http://usactc.org/club-information/board-members/

You may notice that some of the names in charge may not be listed in their own Breeders list.  Why?

Send them an e-mail and let them know that you support the Coton de Tulear as a rare breed and that the breed is not ready for AKC.  Say “No to AKC”!

Please also contact AKC and let them know your thoughts about AKC recognition for this precious rare breed.

http://www.akc.org/contact/index.cfm?action=contact_akc

 

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AKC link to puppy mills

The Humane Society has a message for dog lovers…..

In advance of the televised AKC National dog show this weekend, please help us make dog lovers aware of the AKC’s links to puppy mills.

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2013/01/akc-national-championship-puppy-mills-013013.html

 

 

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Coton de Tulear versus AKC and Puppy mills

A Closer Look At Animal Welfare Issues :

BCTV- WEDNESDAY NIGHT

THE COTON de TULEAR versus AKC AND PUPPY MILLS

Host:  Tina Evangelista-Eppenstein

Tune in tomorrow night on BCTV (A Close-Up Look at Animal Welfare Issues) at 6:30 when my guest, Robyn Rosenthal, Secretary for the Advocates for the Coton de Tulear (ACT) and I will continue our discussion on the AKC’s decision to name another Coton de Tulear group as the “parent club” of the breed. Watch and see why this is a bad decision for this breed or any breed of dog.

Find out why the American Kennel Club is a misnomer at best.

With PA’s dog law ready to go into full effect on July 1st, what will this mean for the dogs in puppy mills that are actually supported by the AKC?

With a new Special Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Lynn Diehl, replacing Jessie Smith, who has no experience with animals but 32 yrs. of a banking background, what will this mean for PA’s commercial kennels?

Find out the answers to these questions and more on tomorrow night’s show. You can streamline live the show at BCTV.

If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to call in during the live program at 610-378-0426. You can email me personally at tevangelistaepp@yahoo.com.

http://www.bctv.org/bctv/see_schedule/

http://readingeagle.com/blog.aspx?bid=74&id=22991&t=BCTV-WEDNESDAY-NIGHT-AKC-VS-THE-COTON

 

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American Coton Club

Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com

info@AmericanCotonClub.com

 

Please sign the petition to help Save the Coton de Tulear from AKC and Puppy Mills!!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/95/Protect-the-rare-breed-Coton-de-Tulear/

 

 

Bandera’s Neonatal Health Testing Fund

 

PRESS RELEASE                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Johnson                          June 15, 2011
ACC Health Committee
HealthCommittee@AmericanCotonClub.com
http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com

 

AMERICAN COTON CLUB ANNOUNCES HEALTH TESTING FUND


June 15, 2011: The American Coton Club launched a Health Testing Fund for Bandera’s Neonatal Ataxia (BNAt) DNA test for the Coton de Tulear rare breed of dog. The American Coton Club will donate up to $2,000. for the testing of ACC breeding Cotons.

 

The ACC Bandera’s Neonatal Ataxia Health Testing Fund is for ACC Code of Ethics Breeders who choose to DNA test their breeding Cotons. The ACC will reimburse $20.00 per Coton de Tulear to ACC Breeders who test for Bandera’s Syndrome, up to a maximum of 3 Cotons per breeder.

 

The ACC Bandera’s Neonatal Health Testing Fund will be for Cotons tested from May 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011. To reserve your reimbursement please e-mail the ACC Health Committee before sending in your DNA samples. Proof of the completed test must also be forwarded to the ACC Health Committee before reimbursement can occur. Proof of the test can either be your certificate or a receipt from the lab. All test results will remain confidential.

 

If you are an ACC Breeder and you have already completed your testing please send proof of testing to the ACC Health Committee and a reimbursement check will be mailed to you.
Remember ACC will reimburse $20 per Coton, with a maximum number of 3 Cotons per breeder.

 

We hope that the Bandera’s Neonatal Ataxia Health Testing Fund will help defray the cost of the DNA test and will encourage breeders to test their breeding Cotons. Testing your breeding Cotons will ensure no carriers are bred to one another. Testing will allow breeders to make informed breeding decisions so that we can eliminate this disease and never have to hear of a tragic Bandera’s litter being born again.
In the future, we hope to have a fundraiser which might afford the ACC an opportunity to help more Cotons to be tested, and not just ACC Cotons. For now, this is a place to begin, and one we can all be proud of.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ACC Health Committee.

 

For information on DNA testing please visit the ACC web site: http://www.americancotonclub.com/dnatests.htm

 

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A Closer Look At Animal Welfare Issues : THE COTON de TULEAR VS. THE AKC

A Closer Look At Animal Welfare Issues :

THE COTON de TULEAR VS. THE AKC

Advocates for the Coton de Tulear

 

By:  Tina Evangelista-Eppenstein

 

On my show tonight, the topic to be discussed will be the rare breed, Coton de Tulear, being recognized by the AKC. There are several National Coton clubs in the nation with one pursuing this recognition from the AKC.

Why would this recognition be a horrendous mistake for this rare breed? What will it mean for the future of this lovable dog? Do you, the animal lover, understand what the AKC stands for? Do they really care about the welfare of the dogs?

Tune in tonight when my guest, Robyn Rosenthal, representative of The Advocates for the Coton de Tulear (ACT), and “Mom” to two Cotons, will discuss this important and timely topic.

You can view this program at 6:30 PM locally on Channe 13 (Comcast), Channel 19 (Service Electric) or you can streamline it and watch it live at BCTV. Please feel free to call in with questions or comments or email  me directly at tevangelistaepp@yahoo.com. You can also catch this show in replays on Friday at 9:30 PM, Saturday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 8:30 AM. You can also view this show in the archives section as well.

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About the host and author:  Tina is a  long-time animal advocate, Tina Evangelista-Eppenstein will take on local, national and worldwide issues affecting animals today. Tina will explore puppymills, animal cruelty, the dog fur industry, animal shelter issues, experimental research on animals and so much more. Tina is a local tv talk show host and has been a guest on other tv and radio programs throughout Berks County and beyond. Tina welcomes your comments and questions.

 

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USACTC delivers the Coton de Tulear to AKC & puppy mills!

The USACTC has been named the AKC Parent Club for the Coton de Tulear. They may have received that privilege but the Coton de Tulear has still not been AKC recognized. There is no standing on the fence any longer. You pick a side and you either fight FOR the Coton or you fight to SHOW the Coton. There are no in betweens. If you are a member of the USACTC Club, then you are pro-AKC and you support Puppy Mills. Please join us in our continued opposition of AKC recognition for the Coton de Tulear!


There are still two Coton de Tulear organizations which will protect the rare breed Coton de Tulear. The American Coton Club and the Coton de Tulear Club of America. Neither organization will ever join the ranks of AKC and the puppy mills they support!!

American Coton Club
Home of the rare breed Coton de Tulear
http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com
info@AmericanCotonClub.com

Bad News for Cotons!!!

ADVOCATES FOR THE COTON DE TULEAR “ACT” are concerned for the welfare of the Coton de Tulear.  “ACT” reports USACTC & ACTA seeking AKC recognition for the Coton de Tulear

By: Advocates for the Coton de Tulear 

The 2 Coton de Tulear breed clubs seeking AKC recognition are the USACTC & ACTA. Their members represent a minority voice in the Coton community, as an overwhelming majority of Coton owners & fanciers in the US are vehemently opposed to AKC recognition. “ACT” feels these board members should be accountable for their actions, so please contact them to voice your opposition to AKC recognition.

USACTC Board Members

Responsibility Name Telephone Email
President Ruth Weidrick 859-319-9901 usactcpresident@usactc.org
Vice President Michael Birch 520-731-8004 usactcvp@usactc.org
Membership Secretary J.J. Walker 606-478-8295 usactcmemsecretary@usactc.org
Recording Secretary Rebecca Brown 941-270-1018 usactcrecsecretary@usactc.org
Treasurer Charlotte Cox 281-292-5619 usactctreasurer@usactc.org
Northern Region Rep. Denise Simenauer 269-372-2175 usactcnorthern@usactc.org
Western Region Rep. Jennifer Hermes 909-981-3242 usactcwestern@usactc.org
Central Region Rep. Luis Ortiz 352-241-4557 usactccentral@usactc.org
Eastern Region Rep. Julian Baird 508-255-4063 usactceastern@usactc.org
Southern Region Rep. Brenda Magnon 813-982-0461 usactcsouthern@usactc.org
Past President Barbara Adcock 254-772-7060 usactcpastpresident@usactc.org

Appointed Officers

Responsibility Name Telephone Contact
Championship Point System Carmen Ortiz 352-241-4557 usactcpoints@usactc.org
Website Chairperson Elaine Baird 508-255-4063 usactcweb@usactc.org
Newsletter Editor Nancy Wolinski usactcnewsletter@usactc.org
Registrar Juli Renois 817-614-1647 usactcregistrar@usactc.org
ACTA Board
Responsibility Name Telephone Email
President Diane Rinella 949-874-7055 dirinella@me.com
Vice President Marla Gass 425-836-8182 marla589@yahoo.com
Secretary Debra Nemrow 909-240-0575 danemrow@verizon.net
Treasurer Justine Romano 973-541-1111 justine@justincrediblecotons.com
Board of Directors Pamela Heidinger 520-615-9815 Chateauctn@aol.com
Board of Directors Kennette Tabor 757-421-7685 Cottonkist@aol.com
Board of Directors Pat Enright 631-957-1189 Diamnkrest@aol.com
Western Regional Delegate Bev Kohler 360-357-7624 bevkohler@yahoo.com
Eastern Regional Delegate Pam Brown 757-421-3072 pambrown427@gmail.com
Rescue Coordinator Adrianne Dering 770-241-0489 hopecrestcoton@yahoo.com

AKC Finds New Source to Produce Puppy “Papers” Revenue

By: Jenny Stephens, North Penn Puppy Mill Watch


Gullible: adjective: naive and easily deceived or tricked

 

Would you buy a Rolex watch from a sidewalk vendor for $25.00 and actually believe that you’re purchasing the identical watch that sells for thousands of dollars at “reputable” fine jewelry stores?

When it comes to dogs, gullible consumers actually believe that “papers” lend credence to the health and quality of the dog. Sadly, most buyers are purchasing a false sense of security.

In reality, the source of a puppy largely determines whether or not the “papers” accompanying the canine are suitable for framing or better used for housebreaking and the AKC’s own website inasmuch says so.

There is a widely held belief that “AKC” or “AKC papers” guarantee the quality of a dog. This is not the case.

AKC is a registry body.

A registration certificate identifies the dog as the offspring of a known sire and dam, born on a known date.

It in no way indicates the quality or state of health of the dog.

Quality in the sense of “show quality” is determined by many factors including the dog’s health, physical condition, ability to move and appearance. Breeders breeding show stock are trying to produce animals that closely resemble the description of perfection described in the breed standard.

“Many people breed their dogs with no concern for the qualitative demands of the breed standard. When this occurs repeatedly over several generations, the animals, while still purebred, can be of extremely low quality.”

The American Kennel Club derives millions of dollars each year from the sale of “papers” and so, too, do several other quasi-registries including the ACA and APRI. Unless the dog being purchased comes from a long line of champions and the buyer has a desire to show or breed, the majority of puppy “paper” purchases are largely a waste of money on a meaningless piece of processed tree pulp.

For years advocates have maintained that if “reputable” breeders REALLY cared about the health and welfare of their respective breeds they would stand up to the AKC’s attempt to push “papers” and say: ENOUGH. Essentially, they would publicly acknowledge that the sale of “papers” is a racket used for one purpose and one purpose only: to produce revenue.

Were this to happen, “reputable” breeders could corner the market on purebreds and essentially help put large scale commercial breeding kennels, along with pet shops, out of business. Too bad they don’t.

So intent is the AKC to make money from commercial breeding that they have, historically and to this day, opposed, refuted and/or contested practically every measure created that would bolster state and federal regulations intended to improve the health and welfare conditions for breeder dogs in large scale kennels… aka: puppy mills.

As we all know, it’s impossible to “unring” a bell. Such is the case with the Coton de Tulear. Currently classified as a rare breed, this small fluffy white dog stands to be exploited by the AKC if, at the behest of certain breeders, the behemoth registry “recognizes” the Coton.

The primary Coton de Tulear club in the United States, the ACC, is nauseated by the thought of AKC recognition. Why? Because they know that once this happens the floodgates will open and commercial breeding kennels across the country will be producing the Coton in staggering numbers. Pet shops will carry Cotons. Mini-Cotons will appear as will Coton-Poos, Shih-Cotons and just about any other conceivable variety of mixed mating. The Coton will appear on Craig’s List. The only thing worse than the AKC recognizing the Coton would be Disney films producing a flick featuring the breed!

As an advocate for dogs trapped in puppy mills and for canines sitting in shelters and rescues awaiting future homes, I struggled with this issue.

Doing nothing will neither protect the Coton de Tulear or prevent future breeding of these dogs.

That said, I’d rather help expose the AKC for its endeavors to exploit a small little white dog for the purpose of producing revenue and to possibly help shelters and rescues from being inundated with the breed once those who have purchased a readily available Coton decide “this isn’t the dog for me” and dumps them… a tragic scene played over and over again with too many of the “recognized” breeds.

The ACC has been in contact with the AKC. According to club president, Hailey Parker, the AKC has dodged their questions, ignored their concerns, removed their contact information from the AKC website and intends to move toward selecting an AKC Parent Club in mid April – the first step toward acquiring “recognition.”

Seems like strange behavior for a registry who purports to have the best interest of dogs at heart but would appear to be typical for a club known to produce revenue at the expense of the health and welfare of dogs trapped in mills.

To help voice your opinion that AKC should NOT recognize the Coton and possibly prevent the exploitation of yet ANOTHER breed, please sign the ACC petition: click HERE

At a minimum, you will send the AKC a strong message: advocates are sick and tired of cleaning up the mess that occurs when the club “recognizes” a breed. Let them know that you’re on to their scam of selling meaningless papers to uninformed consumers and that to exploit yet ANOTHER breed for the purpose of lining their pockets is simply despicable.

To read the full history of what has happened to the Coton de Tulear, visit the ACC homepage: Click HERE

Please Cross Post!

 

Thank you to Jenny Stephens for her great article supporting the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear!

 

American Coton Club

Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com/SayNOtoAKC.htm

 

 

The American Kennel Club can not survive in its present form. Judges and show breeders are deserting as AKC puts dollars, deals and puppy mills first.

Barbara J. Andrews, Editor-In-Chief of TheDogPress published the following information about the AKC in their newsletter today.

The AKC FAQ facts page states:
Internationally, there are approximately 400 breeds that are listed with registry organizations in other countries. The AKC, however, does not register all of these breeds, either because there are too few dogs (of that breed) in this country or there is too little interest among owners of these breeds to obtain AKC registered status. Because the AKC is a “club of clubs,” owners of a particular breed, wishing to have that breed registered, must establish an organized National Breed Club.                                
http://www.akc.org/press_center/facts_stats.cfm?page=8

Please let the AKC know that the owners of purebred Coton de Tuléar have no interest in AKC. Sign the petition to Save the Coton de Tuléar dog breed from the AKC and puppymills!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/95/Protect-the-rare-breed-Coton-de-Tulear/

Cotons say NO to AKC!

Save the Coton de Tulear from AKC and puppy mills!

Take action- Sign the petition to help save the rare breed Coton de Tulear

A petition is being sponsored by the American Coton Club, the Coton de Tulear Club of America and all Coton lovers who are concerned about the welfare of the rare breed Coton de Tulear.  Please sign the petition and ask your Coton families to sign the petition.   Coton lovers can unite and send a powerful statement to the AKC in support of keeping the Coton a rare breed dog.

The Coton de Tuléar is a rare breed with amazing qualities and a healthy gene pool not yet spoiled by poor breeding practices and over breeding. Thousands of companion owners cherish this breed and want it to remain a rare breed and not in the hands of AKC.

Help save the Rare Breed Coton de Tuléar!!!

Please join the American Coton Club, the Coton de Tulear Club of America, Coton breeders, exhibitors, companion owners and the Coton community at large, who all wish to protect the Rare Breed Coton de Tuléar.

Help preserve the health, well-being, and genetic integrity of this wonderful breed. Please take action and sign this petition.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/95/Protect-the-rare-breed-Coton-de-Tulear/

Tell the AKC that the Coton de Tuléar is healthy and safe as a Rare Breed.

The future of this wonderful breed is in your hands.

Let your voice be heard.   Say No To AKC!!

The results of this petition will be forwarded to AKC.


Please also consider calling, sending an e-mail or writing a letter to the AKC to express your objection to AKC recognition of the Coton de Tuléar.

Please Contact:
Mari Beth O’Neil and Christine Weisse
fss@akc.org
AKC Customer Care
8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27617-3390
Phone AKC 919-233-9767

There are 4 National Coton de Tuléar breed clubs. Only three (3) of those clubs require mandatory health testing of breeding Cotons. Ethical Breeders and impassioned companion owners are dedicated to preserving the health, well-being, and genetic integrity of the Coton de Tuléar and want to see this breed remain healthy.

Last year one of the clubs (USACTC) announced its intention to pursue AKC recognition of the rare breed Coton de Tuléar. That club received less than 100 votes from members of their club to move forward with AKC recognition. Over 700 Coton owners signed a petition against AKC recognition. In fact, the majority of the Coton community responded extremely negatively to the prospect of full AKC recognition for the Coton de Tuléar breed. There has been worldwide support to save the Coton de Tuléar from AKC, puppy mills, and puppy brokers. Despite this support, AKC continues to pursue the Coton de Tuléar dog breed. Now a new club (formerly defunct) has stated their intention to take the Coton to AKC.

The AKC (American Kennel Club) is simply a for profit dog registry. AKC does not require health testing nor does the AKC verify the validity of registrations that are submitted to their registry service. As of October 14, 2010 there were 1590 Coton de Tuléar registered in the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS). 1383 of the 1590 have three (3) generation pedigrees.
AKC has a long history of allowing puppy mills, high volume breeders, commercial breeders, and pet shop breeders to register their “Cotons” through the AKC-FSS program, which began accepting Cotons in 1996. The Coton de Tulear has many more than three generations and has ancestry with traceable lineage back to its roots in Madagascar.  AKC registration numbers seem to indicate that the majority of the AKC-FSS pedigrees issued to “Coton de Tulear” have only 3 generation pedigrees.  Why is that important?  On the date that AKC recognizes the Coton de Tuléar each of those 1383 3-generation pedigrees of likely questionable origin will be accepted into the Coton de Tuléar Stud Book.  All of those “Cotons” will get the AKC seal of approval and will dilute and weaken an otherwise healthy gene pool.  It matters not if they came from a puppy mill, pet shop, puppy mill auction or puppy broker.  They will not be required to have DNA testing to verify parentage, nor must they conform to the breed standard or be health tested.

This is simply unacceptable to those of us who love this charming rare breed and wish it to remain healthy and protect the gene pool of the rare breed Coton de Tuléar from Madagascar.

Petition sponsored by the American Coton Club and the Coton de Tulear Club of America

American Coton Club
Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear
http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com
info@AmericanCotonClub.com