Springer spaniels have been on the American market for years, and now the breeders in China are caught in a new controversy.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has issued an official statement against Chinese breeder Zhenyu Feng, accusing him of breeding dogs that were “too small to be considered dog meat,” according to a report by Bloomberg.
The statement was issued on Thursday by the AKC’s Board of Directors, which includes former President Theodore Roosevelt.
“There is no question that the Zhenya Fengs of China have a history of breeding small, poorly-socialized dogs and of having failed to do so in the past,” the AKCS statement said.
“Their dogs are of such a low quality that they are unable to be properly cared for.
They are breeding a product of Chinese quality that is far less humane than the best-quality dogs produced in the U.S. and Canada.”
A number of American breeders have distanced themselves from Zhenyu Feng.
A number of breeders and animal welfare groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, have also condemned the breeding practices.
A breeder with the British-based AKC, the New York State Department of Health has also criticized the breeding of small dogs in China.
The AKC said it would investigate the allegations.
Feng said that his puppies were from the Zhenshui farm in Henan Province, China.
According to the AKCs statement, the Zhiys are also being used to “re-introduce zebra dogs into the United Kingdom.”
In the U, American breeder Zhenyi Feng is accused of breeding “a product of China that is inhumane and dangerous.”
The AKCs is also investigating whether the Zhanys puppies were raised in the United Arab Emirates or other countries.