Source: No Puppy Mills in Canada

Did 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!

If 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.

Canada’s 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.

Please take a look at MP Mark Hollands Campaign Page and urge your member
of parliament to support changes to the criminal code to better protect animals.

Animal cruelty amendments  From CFHS

View the full text of the animal cruelty provisions of the current animal cruelty bill.

To read the laws in your Province click here. From CFHS

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!

Dogs 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 yourself.