I Google the name Betty Dwiggins – the signature on Crystal’s transfer document from Macon, Missouri. Betty Dwiggins. Who is she? The rescue connection in Missouri? A Department of Ag official? Turns out, Betty Dwiggins citations run to two pages on Google.
She’s the OWNER of the kennel.She and husband Spencer.
Betty Dwiggins on Facebook:
Polly SellersHow you been Betty?
June 4, 2011 at 6:39pm
Betty DwigginsWe’ve just been busy, trying to get ready for the darn dog inspections….June 7, 2011 at 12:42am
Polly SellersWhat kind of inspections, what are they looking for?June 7, 2011 at 7:55pm
Betty DwigginsOur dogs have to live better than most humans…it’s not that bad, but everyone in Missouri that rasies dogs are gun shy with USDA and State because you could be fined 10,000 if you are wrote up the the same thing more than twice….it has everyone on edge…read about HSUS and their stupid ways, and Prop B in Missouri…it’s a long story, and if you aren’t from Missouri, it would take a week to go over it all. take careJune 7, 2011 at 9:18pm ·
A photoessay on the Dwiggans operation, called Americas Premier Pets run by her and husband Spencer, shows the cages.
- “The Dwiggins justify their use of pens by explaining they would never pen a dog that had been raised as a free-roaming pet, but that their breeding dogs know only this from birth.”
To view complete Photoessay, click here.
Betty has been vocal against the push to tighten up on Missouri dog breeders: She defended a huge kennel, as they were being shut down by Dept. of Agriculture:
Betty Dwiggins, another breeder, describes Schindler as “a wonderful person and a wonderful breeder,” who works hard to ensure the health and quality of her dogs.
–article in Missouri River Front Times, Jan 6, 2011
The Dwiggins’ business is mentioned 3 times in on-line complaint site, RipOffReport
American Kennel Club suspended both Betty Dwiggans, and husband Spencer, for five years in 2001.
“The AKC’s Management Disciplinary Committee has suspended Betty Dwiggins (Macon, MO) from all AKC privileges for a period of five (5) years, effective January 8, 2001, and imposed a $1000 fine for having submitted, or caused to be submitted, two litter registration applications which she knew, should have known, or had a duty to know, contained false certification. (Multiple Breeds)
The AKC’s Management Disciplinary Committee has suspended Spencer Dwiggins (Macon, MO) from all AKC privileges for a period of five (5) years, effective January 8, 2001 and imposed a $1000 fine for having submitted, or caused to be submitted, two litter registration applications which he knew, should have known, or had a duty to know, contained false certification. (Multiple Breeds)”
BETTY has been an outspoken voice for breeders, campaigning against a highly controversial vote in Missouri, Prop B, which would have forced new standards on the dog breeding industry.
Betty Dwiggans, Facebook Interests: