- Promote and protect the interest of purebred dog hobby breeders and responsible dog owners.
- Actively lobby against unfair legislation on behalf of responsible hobby breeders and dog owners.
- Bring dog related legislation to the attention of our membership and the general public.
- Promote responsible breeding practices and dog ownership.
- Educate the general public on responsible dog breeding and ownership.
- Champion the welfare of purebred dogs in Indiana.
Indiana Purebred Dog Alliance is a group of AKC affiliated dog clubs and individual owners and breeders of purebred dogs. We show in conformation, agility, herding, and sporting events. Some are active in working, therapy, and search and rescue. However, first and foremost, our dogs are treasured companions.
The purpose of IPDA is to protect the existence and welfare of purebred dogs in Indiana, protect the venues of participation, preserve the personal rights of dog owners and breeders, and promote and protect the purpose, joy, and quality that dogs bring to our lives.
IPDA officially organized on February 21, 2009 as a 501(c)6 non-profit entity. We retained the Short Strategy Group to lobby for our interests at the Indiana Statehouse. During the 2009 session of the general assembly, we were successful in our lobbying efforts by working with key legislators in changing the language of HB 1468, a bill on Animal Cruelty and Commercial Dog Breeders. Our group made great strides within the Assembly, giving the members a better understanding of responsible dog breeders and the motives of animal radicals. Legislators asked for our advice and input on many aspects of HB 1468. Although the bill is not perfect, we are pleased that most of the language harmful to hobby breeders was removed. IPDA has become an authority on responsible dog breeding and ownership in the eyes of the legislators.
IPDA is organized for the long term in lobbying against future legislation that threatens the rights of hobby breeders and the sport of purebred dogs.