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UKC Position Statements

UKC supports dog owner rights. To educate your community on dog law, reference these UKC position statements, which detail UKC’s stance on issues of dog owner rights. 

Breed Specific Legislation (PDF)

Use of Breed Standards in Breed Specific Legislation (PDF)

Mandatory Spay and Neuter (PDF)

Tethering (PDF)

Purchasing Dogs (PDF)

Note: All posted material is written with the intent to provide readers with information on dog law and are purely educational and informative in nature. They are in no way intended to be interpreted in any form as legal advice. Persons in need of legal help should seek attorneys licensed in their state for assistance.