The Laws in Canada
you know that technically puppy mills are not illegal!
Canada's cruelty laws do not protect mill dogs, unless they are in
terrible conditions! Our government does not regulate
commercial breeders as they do in the U.S., so they cannot even be
tracked, so we don't know who they are, where they are and what they
are up to!
you suspect you have been to a mill or have been to a breeders home
that you are not happy with, please phone your local SPCA
immediately. Without taking action, nothing will change, it's up to
those who witness cruelty to report it.
cruelty to animals act (criminal code 444-447) has remained largely
unchanged since it's inception in 1892. While provincial laws vary,
the federal legislation sets uniformed standards for care, handling,
disposal of animals and transporting them in and out of Canada.
To read the laws in your
What is a "Purebred" Dog?
Defined by the
Canada Animal Pedigree Act, a purebred dog is a dog that has
parents of the same breed that are registered with the Canadian Kennel
Club. One can NOT sell a dog as
purebred without papers from the registry as well it is
ILLEGAL in Canada to charge extra money for those papers!
with parents of two different purebreds does NOT make the dog a
purebred, lately we see fancy new names for mutts aka the 'doodles',
'bugs', 'morkies', etc
these mixes, aka mutts, they are not purebred, no matter what they tell you,
they are sure cute, but are NOT purebred. There
also some newer registries that are not very strict and will simply
allow any dog to be registered, be careful and be aware and educate