The unfortunate addition of two more dog breeds by the American Kennel Club (AKC) is reported as lightly as if it were an announcement for a new car or smartphone. But dogs are not fashionable objects. They are living, sentient beings, and the increased demand for “purebreds” is having dire consequences for dogs.
Many people who think they need the latest breed acquire dogs on a whim, only to then abandon or neglect them when they discover they bark, molt, need to walk, mess up and require care. daily care and attention, as all dogs do.