Ro-Dan's Cool Dazzle of Silk is the dam of a dog auction rescue I rescued in February 2001, MTF Dazzle of Silk. MTF Dazzle of Silk, call name Dazzle, was hit and killed by a car soon after adoption.
I am surprised to see that this dog had a litter at almost 9 years of age and I found this on the internet:
Dazzle ~ Basenji ~ Female ~ 10 yrs ~ Registered AKC/APRI~
$FREE ($50 extra for papers)
I've been a good mama for many years and now am looking for a new family. I am a rescue and have been an inside dog at one time, but it has been a while. I am very smart and love attention. I need to be the only female dog in my home.
Why is a 10 year old B an outside dog? Because she is a former commercial breeding dog who according to these people is old and used up!
The odd/strange registration number is the APRI register. I believe my rescue Dazzle may also have been APRI registered in addition to AKC. This registry is popular with the commercial breeders in the midwest but now they use just about any register, ACA, UABR, CKC-Continental Kennel Club. APRI sets up a booth at every auction at a specific dog auction house in MO. There is also a new registry for the Amish commercial breeders in OH.
Here are some of the reasons that the dogs are not AKC registered. Some of the dogs are sold as breeding dogs, either via an auction or privately, and some are already non AKC registered and cannot be AKC registered, some are owned and/or sold by breeders who are AKC suspended, and some breeders dislike the AKC and in the past said that the AKC DNA test for frequently bred sires was too expensive. These idiots did not know the rule as the test was/is $40. AKC registered dogs must be microchipped to be sold at the dog auctions and in the early days some of these dogs were not microchipped so could not be sold as AKC registered. I also saw some AKC pregnant Bs sold at an auction and I do not think any of these future pups could be AKC registered since the owners did not know who the sires were.
Ro-Dan's is Rosalie and Dan Elliott from MO, were USDA licensed commercial breeders. I had thought they had gotten out of breeding Bs but a few years ago I heard they still were.
MTF s/b TMF is Terri Fitzpatrick from OK, is a USDA licensed commercial breeder. She still sells dogs at the auctions but is no longer breeding Bs.
A USDA licensed commerical breeder/broker is licensed to breed and/or broker for the petstores. With the age of the internet, many of these breeders/brokers now will sell their pups on the internet. Some will sell to brokers first and then sell the leftover pups on the internet and some of these pups could be broker rejects with health issues such as luxating patellas, heart murmurs, etc.! The remaining unsold pups will often be sold as breeding dogs to other breeders and/or at the dog auctions.