It is time the AKC becomes part of the solution instead of part of the problem! Numerous puppy mill operators who have been charged with animal cruelty have been selling AKC-registered puppies.
A potential customer went to San Diego Puppy last weekend, insisting that she only wanted an "AKC puppy" because her other dogs at home were AKC registered. Too bad. An AKC designation on pet store puppies is just another ploy to get your money. They are still puppy mill puppies, brought in from terrible breeding conditions. She really needs to do her homework!