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Coton de Tulear Memorial Day

 

 

 

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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New York Times article about AKC

Safety Concerns Stoke Criticism of Kennel Club

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/sports/many-animal-lovers-now-see-american-kennel-club-as-an-outlier.html

Cotons mentioned in New York Times article about the American Kennel Club.

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Coton de Tulear Grooming Book


Coton Grooming Book

 

Coton Grooming book

Coton Grooming book cover

The American Coton Club is proud to announce that the Coton Grooming book is now available in North America. The American Coton Club has an exclusive distribution agreement with the publisher and can now make this wonderful Coton grooming book easily available to all who would like to order it in the United States and Canada.

 

The book for ALL owners of Coton De Tulear.
Family pet or show dog? This book is indispensable.

 

Get detailed information on grooming and caring for
your Coton De Tulear from a world leading expert:

  • Which brushes, combs, shampoos, etc. to use
  • How to wash and blow-dry your Coton De Tulear
  • How to groom your Coton De Tulear – Step by step
  • How to manage tangles and a discolored coat
  • and much more!!

 

Get those secrets from grooming expert Brigitte Jespersen herself.
She is twice World Champion with Bahiya in 2009 and 2011.

 

Now you can learn to groom your Coton De Tulear like an expert.
Not only will its coat look so much better, it will also
take a lot longer before it gets tangled again.

 

To purchase the new Coton Grooming book written by Brigitte Jespersen and Helle Sydendal visit the ACC web site or click the Buy now button.

 

Price: $43.00 Plus shipping

 



 

 

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

Coton de Tulear Party!!!

 

MARK THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!!!

March 24, 2012


2010 Hosting Crew

Invitation to the 11th Annual Coton de Tulear Party!!!

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Time: 11:00 a.m. – until the last person leaves. (not beyond a week)

Place: Hoof ‘n’ Paw Haven (Bruce and Coreen’s place)


It’s almost here!  Don’t miss out!


Description: This party is an opportunity for people and Cotons to meet new and old friends.  Many Coton family reunions take place at the party. All people who love Cotons are welcomed.  Invite anyone you know who are Coton owners and friends.  Food and drinks are provided by the hosts.   Guests are more than welcome to bring a favorite snack or beverage, but it is not necessary.

Coreen and Bruce

 

This Coton Party is a must for all Coton lovers!!  To read more about the Coton party as well as past parties please check out the Coton Party page at the American Coton Club. http://www.americancotonclub.com/cotonparties.htm

 

American Coton Club

Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

www.AmericanCotonClub.com

info@AmericanCotonClub.com

 

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American Coton Club – Coton de Tulear Introduction

American Coton Club – Coton de Tulear Introduction

Coton de Tulear photo

Coton de Tulear dogs from Code of Ethics Breeder Dennis Presley

Has the Rare Breed Coton De Tulear caught your fancy?  Has the tale of their ancient pirate and shipwreck beginnings completely intrigued you?  Do you think they are the cutest thing you ever laid your eyes on?  This delightful “Royal Dog of Madagascar” and companion to the Malagasy Kings & Nobles has absolutely taken over our hearts forever.

 

The Coton de Tulear, or “Coton” for short, is a wonderful companion. They make an excellent choice for families with children and are the perfect addition to the family. They are quickly devoted and affectionate making an excellent loving companion. The Coton de Tulear can be quite intuitive and is often used in therapy programs helping those with special needs. They are sturdy and fast making them great in agility which is fun for the Coton and its owner.

 

Cotons were bred and developed for the sole purpose of being a loyal loving companion dog.  They are well suited for this purpose because of their happy personalities, adaptable character, loving attitude, intelligence, entertaining mannerisms and overall cuteness. Cotons tend to adapt to their family’s lifestyle which make them a wonderful pet for a broad spectrum of people.  They are happy couch potatoes or thrilled to take a long hike in the mountains with you. Just let them know and they’ll happily follow.

Cotons have been referred to as the “anti-depressant” breed because of their general happiness and abilities to cheer the down and out with their smile, funny play or general empathetic personality. The Coton is a happy dog which doesn’t get too upset with anything that comes their way. Cotons are a relatively healthy breed and look forward to living a life of 15+ years.

Cotons are very smart and aim to please their owners. When given praise and a yummy treat they catch on quickly to training and new commands. They are always up for a new challenge. They do very well in the show ring with their lovely long white coat flowing as they walk around the ring and Cotons love the attention from people and judges.

 

Cotons derived their name from their beautiful long cotton coats and from their original Bay of  Tulear location on the island of Madagascar. The beautiful Coton coat actually has a purpose by being an excellent insulation from heat and cold. The cotton coat is airy and fluffy allowing for air to circulate creating a cooling effect. A Coton in full coat requires daily care but it’s also possible to keep them in a shorter “puppy cut” for easier maintenance.

 

The Coton coat color is predominantly white as the FCI standard states but Cotons do have color in their genetic heritage.  They also possess a strong color dilution gene which means the coat color fades to white or champagne as a Coton matures. Coton markings can be black, fawn, champagne or a tri-color combination. It’s not uncommon to see a white adult Coton which was very dark in color as a small puppy.

 

The Coton de Tulear coat does not shed, thus they are regarded as being “hypo-allergenic” making them an excellent choice for those who may suffer from dog allergies.

 

Once you are loved by a Coton, there is no turning back from this charming creature which brings great joy and happiness to your life and will warm your heart for many years to come.

 

Have fun visiting the ACC web site and getting to know the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear. If you have any questions please feel free to contactACC or one of our ACC Code of Ethics breeders.

 

Coton de Tulear in field of cotton

 

American Coton Club

Home  of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

www.AmericanCotonClub.com

info@AmericanCotonClub.com

 

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Presidents Day SALE- Coton de Tulear calendar

Coton de Tulear calendar 2012

The cover of the 2012 Coton de Tulear calendar.

Presidents Day Sale!  $5.00 discount on the 2012 Coton de Tulear calendar.

A beautiful new full color 11″ x 17″ wall calendar has been created by the American Coton Club and is now available for purchase. Featuring twelve months of stunning photographs showcasing Cotons from around the world depicting both the beauty and charm of the rare breed Coton de Tulear, this is a must-have item for the new year! You will see the Coton de Tulear breed as a versatile, wonderful and unique dog capable of everything from being a great family companion, to competing in agility, swimming with the family and conformation show dog.

 

The rare breed Coton de Tulear does it all!

 

The ACC is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization and proceeds from calendar sales will support health testing and educational programs for the Coton de Tulear. The 2012 Coton de Tulear Calendar is the perfect gift for Coton lovers!!

 

In addition to lovely Coton photos shown on the main calendar pages there are also many more Coton photos throughout each month!

Preview of February Coton de Tulear calendar

Free shipping offer extended!!

Click here to order TODAY for your Presidents Day sale!!

$20. and FREE Shipping.

 

American Coton Club

Home  of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

www.AmericanCotonClub.com

info@AmericanCotonClub.com

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day Coton de Tulear fanciers

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the American Coton Club.

The beautiful Coton de Tulear is “Flora” and is owned by Jacob and Diane Benaroch, Code of Ethics Breeders with the American Coton Club.  Flora, as well  as several other beautiful Cotons are featured in the February 2012 Coton de Tulear calendar.

Order yours today!!  http://americancotonclub.com/CotonCalendar.htm

 



Wishing you and your Cotons a safe and romantic Valentine’s Day.

**Remember to keep your chocolate candy away from your Coton de Tulear as chocolate is toxic to dogs.

 

 

American Coton Club

Home of he Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

www.AmericanCotonClub.com

info@AmericanCotonClub.com

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2012 Coton de Tulear calendar- Collectors item

Beautiful new Coton de Tulear calendar!!!

Order your 2012 Coton de Tulear calendar today!!

A beautiful new full color 11″ x 17″ wall calendar has been created by the American Coton Club and is now available for purchase. Featuring twelve months of stunning photographs showcasing Cotons from around the world depicting both the beauty and charm of the rare breed Coton de Tulear, this is a must-have item for the new year!

You will see the Coton de Tulear breed as a versatile, wonderful and unique dog capable of everything from being a great family companion, to competing in agility, swimming with the family and conformation show dog.

The rare breed Coton de Tulear does it all!

The ACC is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization and proceeds from calendar sales will support health testing and educational programs for the Coton de Tulear. The 2012 Coton de Tulear Calendar is the perfect gift for Coton lovers!!

In addition to lovely Coton photos shown on the main calendar pages there are also many more Coton photos throughout each month!

 

 

Click here to order your 2012 Coton de Tulear Calendar today!
**Free shipping!!**

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

 

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NEW- 2012 Coton de Tulear calendar

Beautiful new Coton de Tulear calendar!!!

 

Ready for 2012?  Order the 2012 Coton de Tulear calendar today!!

A beautiful new full color 11″ x 17″ wall calendar has been created by the American Coton Club and is now available for purchase. Featuring twelve months of stunning photographs showcasing Cotons from around the world depicting both the beauty and charm of the rare breed Coton de Tulear, this is a must-have item for the new year!

 

You will see the Coton de Tulear breed as a versatile, wonderful and unique dog capable of everything from being a great family companion, to competing in agility, swimming with the family and conformation show dog.

 

The rare breed Coton de Tulear does it all!

 

The ACC is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and proceeds from calendar sales will support health testing and educational programs for the Coton de Tulear.  The 2012 Coton de Tulear Calendar is the perfect gift for Coton lovers!!

 

In addition to lovely Coton photos shown on the main calendar pages there are also many more Coton photos throughout each month!

 

Click here to order your 2012 Coton de Tulear Calendar today!
**Free shipping on orders placed by December 31, 2011.**

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

 

2012 Coton de Tulear Calendar

December 2012 Coton de Tulear calendar

Just in time for the holidays!!!

A beautiful new full color 11″ x 17″ wall calendar has been created by the American Coton Club and is now available for purchase. Featuring twelve months of stunning photographs showcasing Cotons from around the world depicting both the beauty and charm of the rare breed Coton de Tulear, this is a must-have item for the new year!

 

You will see the Coton de Tulear breed as a versatile, wonderful and unique dog capable of everything from being a great family companion, to competing in agility, swimming with the family and conformation show dog.

 

The rare breed Coton de Tulear does it all!

 

The ACC is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and proceeds from calendar sales will support health testing and educational programs for the Coton de Tulear.  The 2012 Coton de Tulear Calendar is the perfect gift for Coton lovers!!

 

In addition to lovely Coton photos shown on the main calendar pages there are also many more Coton photos throughout each month!

 

Click here to order your 2012 Coton de Tulear Calendar today!
**Free shipping on orders placed by December 31, 2011.**

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

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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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UCARE Supports “ACT”

 

UCARE Supports ACT, Advocates for the Coton de Tulear

 

Announcement from Jeri McClees and Jane Arrington, founders of UCARE:

 

When UCARE was formed in 2002 as the only nonprofit corporation committed to the Rescue of this wonderful breed, our articles of incorporation specified that the corporation was organized for the purpose of preventing and abating animal cruelty by rescuing, treating, altering, fostering and rehoming abused, neglected, ill, stray and unwanted Cotons.  Furthermore, UCARE was developed to educate current and prospective pet owners as to the proper care and breeding of dogs to prevent cruelty and allow them to make informed choices of where to obtain a Coton.

 

Never did we think that to fulfill this charter we would have to take an opposing stance to one of the Coton breed clubs and its goal to have the Coton recognized as an AKC “breed”. History has shown that AKC recognition exponentially increases the number of dogs in puppy mills (or “high volume breeder” facilities using the AKC nomenclature) and subjects those dogs to cruel and inhumane treatment. We feel that we have no choice but to assist in preserving the Coton breed as we know it and join in the battle against AKC recognition.

 

It is with sadness (but pride that others join us in our concerns and our basic goals) that we are making a contribution to the Advocates for the Coton de Tulear (ACT) in the amount of $5,000 in the hopes that it will prod others to join the battle and hopefully assist in winning the war against AKC recognition for the Coton de Tulear. The future of this wonderful breed is at risk if we don’t win that war!

 

Jeri & Jane, UCARE

 

P.S. If you wish to donate or get more information about ACT’s efforts, go to: http://advocatesforthecotondetulear.blogspot.com/

 

Until there are none, please rescue one.
UCARE: a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

The American Coton Club applauds UCARE’s decision!

American Coton Club

http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com

info@AmericanCotonClub.com

 

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’s CHUTZPAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by:
Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D.,
Coton de Tulear Club of America President,

www.cotonclub.org
CotonNews@aol.com
(607) 693-2828

April 14, 2011.

Chutzpah |ˈhoŏtspə; ˈ kh oŏtspə; -spä| (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa)
noun informal. Shameless audacity; impudence.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: Yiddish, from Aramaic ḥu ṣpā.


Following the AKC’s rejection of ACTA and its choice of the USACTC for its frontal show organization, the USACTC Board brazenly announced:

 

“Dear USACTC members,

Today we were informed by the AKC, that the USACTC has been chosen to be the Parent Club for AKC. We have attached a copy of the letter. While we understand many of the challenges that face us in the years to come, we are pleased that the Coton de Tulear will now have a strong, single voice to speak for them.

We are in the process of establishing a Code of Ethics for all of our members and will continue to be strong in ourcommitment to work against puppy mills and commercial breeders. We hope that as an AKC Parent Club our voice will be loud and clear on this subject with AKC as well as with the public.

Many new USACTC committees will be formed in the upcoming months to work for the benefit of the Coton de Tulear. We hope that you will consider helping the USACTC protect and work for the breed that we all love so very much.
Very truly yours,

Ruth Weidrick and
The USACTC Board Members”

 

Dr. Russell continues:

Hilarious chutzpah on their part to state that the USACTC is now the “strong, single voice” that speaks for Cotons. Literally thousands more Coton owners and breeders oppose the USACTC and the AKC than support this move, so they err tremendously in proclaiming themselves the sole spokespeople for the breed. The CTCA, now in its 35th year, is vastly larger than their show club and we predate their appearance on the Coton scene by more than 17 years. Anyone who knows anything about the CTCA knows that we have never been silent in our support of the breed that we introduced to the Western world from their homeland of Madagascar in 1974.
If that weren’t a large enough misstatement, Ms. Weidrick goes on to compound her chutzpah by stating that the USACTC will “work against puppy mills and commercial breeders.”

She appears completely unaware that the AKC is the largest registrar of puppy mill dogs in the world, that it is stated policy of the AKC to promote their “Large Scale Breeders Program,” that AKC officials attend and help puppy auctions in the mid-West, and that the AKC supports and endorses the Hunte Corporation, the largest wholesale distributor of commercially produced puppies in the world. The AKC management has never, does not now and obviously will not in the future tolerate any parent club’s challenge to their revenue sources.

The USACTC no longer has a Coton registry. They have no say over what dogs the AKC will register as “AKC Cotons de Tulear.” Ms. Weidrick’s Cotons will join puppy mill bred, pet shop sold Cotons as complete equals in the exact same AKC registry database. Their Coton in the show ring will be indistinguishable from an AKC Coton languishing in a pet shop somewhere. USACTC breeders will produce the same pups as any AKC Coton breeder will.

We in the CTCA feel very, very sorry for the fate of these dogs. And we are thankful that none of our Cotons will be in that unenviable place.

Ms. Weidrick is likely well aware that the mCTCA will remain a “strong voice” in support of the Madagascar Coton de Tulear breed and that unlike her AKC-USACTC, we will be able to maintain a registry, enforce our strict Code of Ethics and health testing for all our breeders and owners, and of course we’ll continue to “work against puppy mills and commercial breeders.”
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copyright 2011 Dr. R. J. Russell & the CTCA
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Thank you to Dr. Russell for publishing this eZine.

American Coton Club

 

 

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

 

 

2011 Coton de Tulear Party

2010 Coton de Tulear Hosting crew

2011 Coton de Tulear Party in Southern California.

 

 

 

 

Invitation to the 10th Annual Coton de Tulear Party!!!


Date: Saturday, March 26th, 2011.

Time: 11:00 a.m. – until the last person leaves. (not beyond a week)

Place: Hoof ‘n’ Paw Haven (Bruce and Coreen’s place)

It’s almost here!  Don’t miss out!

Description: This party is an opportunity for people and Cotons to meet new and old friends.  Many Coton family reunions take place at the party. All people who love Cotons are welcomed.  Invite anyone you know who are Coton owners and friends.  Food and drinks are provided by the hosts.   Guests are more than welcome to bring a favorite snack or beverage, but it is not necessary.

Coreen and Bruce

 

 

Party hosted by Bruce and Coreen Savikko, Code of Ethics Breeders with the American Coton Club.

 

 

 

American Coton Club

Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

http://www.AmericanCotonClub.com

info@AmericanCotonClub.com

 

 

 

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!