Members of Taconic Hills Kennel Club believe decisions regarding spaying and neutering are most soundly made by individual owners in consult with their veterinarians, taking into consideration all available information regarding risks and benefits of such procedures.
Breeding Restrictions Position Statement: Taconic Hills Kennel Club strongly supports and actively promotes a wide range of programs to educate the public about responsible breeding practices and the responsibilities of dog ownership. Taconic Hills Kennel Club opposes the concept of breeding permits, breeding bans and mandatory spay/neuter of purebred dogs. Instead, we support reasonable and enforceable laws that protect the welfare and health of purebred dogs and do not restrict the rights of breeders and owners who take their responsibilities seriously.
*Disclaimer: Ideas and solutions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the overall position of this committee, but these articles are included because there are points made that are very useful to us otherwise.