Protecting and Preserving the Heritage of our Purebred Dogs.

our position on docking, cropping and dewclaw removal

 We are a partnership of animal owners, breeders and breed club organizations dedicated to animal welfare, responsible breeding practices, and maintaining the rights of citizens to responsibly Dock, Crop and Dew claw remove our pets or breeding stock. The pressure to ban this traditional husbandry practice comes from false and outdated beliefs and a lack of information about modern surgical techniques. Anesthetic drugs and techniques are so safe today that veterinarians anesthetize dogs for routine procedures such as teeth cleaning and treating deep ear infections. In addition there are new methods of cropping with lasers that are virtually bloodless and require less aftercare.

What you can do to ensure that docking, cropping and dewclaw removal will continue to be performed by a professional

 PLEASE join with us and support this historical effort. It’s FREE, it’s SAFE and it HELPS – We encourage everyone to visit the class action website and submit the requested information in the fields found at the bottom left of the page. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE All submissions made allow the Merchant Law firm to measure the interest in this matter on a National level which is a VITAL part of the process. Signing also allows for individuals to receive updates as the case progresses. Information submitted is completely confidential, so much so that even we (APPD) cannot access it nor are we provided a copy of it. There is no obligation, financial or otherwise, involved in making a submission. The page also offers visitors an opportunity to ask questions and leave comments. Although the retainer has been met it is only the start for future litigations against the Veterinary Medical Associations in Protecting and Preserving the heritage of our of Purebred dogs. You must remember that no Purebred dogs were suffering as a result of having these elective surgeries preformed by Professionals, it has been brought forth by constant pressures from various animal extreme groups.


We've worked diligently and have raised the funds necessary to secure the services ofMerchant Law Group.


Here are two brochures we've updated which can be printed out and shared with the public.


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