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Coton de Tulear Breeders Do Not Cotton to the American Kennel Club

New article in the Blog for the Mayor’s Alliance of NYC Animals

by Thea Feldman

Coton de Tulear Breeders Do Not Cotton to the American Kennel Club





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.

These are the people that support the actions of USACTC.  Here is a link to their 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.



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.





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

September 30th, 2012. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, a small show fancy dog club (called the “USACTC”) has taken their population of Eurocotons into the AKC, opening up the flood gates for thousands of dogs labeled “Coton de Tulear” to be housed in barns and bred under horrendous conditions. The puppies of these dogs are sold in pet shops nationwide and on the internet as “AKC Registered Cotons de Tulear.” The parents of these Cotons are housed in wire-bottomed crates until they no longer produce puppies or until the puppy mill owner has no further need of them. Then they are shot and buried on the farm or sold at auction to other puppy millers. Those dogs who are not sold at auction will almost certainly be killed. Here is just one posting by Jane Arrington about an auction of AKC Cotons coming up in a few days…

I am reposting the information about the AKC-registered Cotons that will be sold at auction on October 6 and leaving off the kennel name. These dogs are from a known kennel that produces Cotons, Havanese, and Papillons. The contact information, if anyone is interested in helping these dogs, is below. As these are AKC dogs, you need to contact Ruth Weidrick of the USACTC and ask if she plans to rescue any or all of these dogs. It should be noted that the kennel is not going out of business, they are just consigning their unwanted animals to an auction and the poor babies will be purchased by other “high volume breeders” if they are are not rescued. The dilemma becomes one of whether you wish to help these animals while enabling the kennel owner or do you just turn your back on the animals in hopes that the kennel owner will reduce the number of Cotons she is producing. Chances are, if these dogs are not purchased at auction, they will be shot, drowned or endure some other horrible fate. This is reality from the rescue side of the coin. :-(

“October 6 puppy mill auction by Southwest Kennel Auction…. 14 Coton de Tulear dogs will be auctioned in Oklahoma (7 males and 7 females – ages unknown as they have not posted the catalog yet).

I am not sure if Ruth Weidrick will be sending any representatives to this auction to rescue these dogs but if you have an interest, please contact Ruth – President of USACTC – as she is also listed as the rescue representative for AKC-registered Coton de Tulear.”

Dr. Russell continues:
We abhor the organization that the AKC has become. Please do not support the sale of puppy mill produced puppies.
copyright 2012 Dr. R. J. Russell & the CTCA


Coton de Tulear versus AKC and Puppy mills

A Closer Look At Animal Welfare Issues :



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



American Coton Club

Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear


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



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:


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