How it Began:
The Dakota Pet
Breeders Association (DPBA)
originated as a cooperative effort
of many individual South
Dakota companion animal breeders.
What is DPBA:
The DPBA is an
organization formed to advance South Dakota companion animal
breeders by conducting educational
informational materials, and by
promoting and cooperating with other
organizations to support the
companion animal breeders of South Dakota.
Membership Benefits Include:
The DPBA offers an
opportunity to exchange ideas and
information with others engaged in
companion animal breeding. It
is an avenue to provide educational
materials and information through
newsletters, workshops and seminars,
as well as promote "Dakota Born and
Raised" companion animals.
Members are also kept informed on
legislative issues and actions which
affect them, and are offered the
opportunity to voice their opinions
and concerns pertaining to such
Members are listed
in the State Breeder Directory. Paid membership also
includes a listing on this website,
to promote you the breeder, and the
breed/breeds you raise. All DPBA
members must maintain current
applicable licenses, and agree to
uphold the high standards as set
forth by the DPBA.
Education Units (EDU):
Every year since
Dakota Pet Breeders was organized, an educational
seminar has been held. At these seminars guest
speakers share their knowledge in their specialty.
This year alone we had three veterinarians, a
nutrition specialist, and an expert who showed us
how to pick the best dogs to improve our breeding
programs, plus many more.
This year (2014) we
started a continuing education program to keep track
of the hours we spend in this classroom
environment. For each hour of class one unit was
earned. We started this year at 0. It does not
reflect past years and hours of class attended.
Members can also earn units by attending other
state’s seminar presentations, So make sure you ask
the person you have contacted how many years they
have been a member and multiply that by the average
hours earned this year of 5 to get an idea of the
hours they have spent in a classroom
Our members have
this in common. The reason we attend is it to
expand our knowledge and improve our dogs. Our goal
is to provide the best puppy possible to you.
Link to DPBA:
Would you like to
link to Dakota Pet
copy the gif on the right paste it
to your website and then link to the
URL listed above!
Nancy of Elgo Acres
Gary of Countryside
of Puppy Den's Kennel
Board of Directors: