|Dennis Sprung, AKC President & CEO|
From: Dennis Sprung [mailto:DBS@akc.org]
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 5:26 PM
Subject: Fw: Any advice for Bulldog Club of America (BCA) and the other targeted breeds??
my response to staff is below and I am sending to you for PCs to know what is going on as emails and texts are flying (Unfortunately tonight BOB was also taken away from the Clumber Spaniel)..
From: Dennis Sprung
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 08:44 AM
To: Robin Stansell; Sheila Goffe; Margaret Poindexter; John Lyons
Cc: Gina DiNardo
Subject: Re: Any advice for Bulldog Club of America (BCA) and the other targeted breeds??
We should prepare a statement after all facts are in. However you can assure and share with everyone that AKC will NEVER allow any such practice to occur. Our Parent Clubs own their respective standard and we support them 100 percent. Furthermore a Judges' decision is final and we respect that as well. The situation is a very disappointing one here from the point of view of breeders, exhibitors and judges and fanciers from around the world. In summary while our PCs have a right to be upset and concerned I will never allow this wrongful practice in America. Never!!! Dennis
We are very please that AKC has taken such a strong position, but we caution all our readers not to let AKC face this alone. You need to fight this on every front. Our way of life depends upon your participation.