From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2000:

Dog breeder Peter Gronbeck, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, told media in midApril that Iowa Pet Breeders Association members have voted to switch their registrations from the American Kennel Club t o the rival American Pet Registry, because AKC now requires breeders to submit DNA samples to establish the paternity of any dog said to have sired more than seven litters.

Crufts dog show judge Caroline Gatheral, 65, and her 63-year-old sister Mary, pleaded guilty on March 22 in Durham County, England, to 83 counts of severely neglecting their own dogs while nursing a widowed sister who had suffered a brain hemorrhage. The Gatherals were barred from keeping animals for two years.

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