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May 1st is National Purebred Dog Day. (NPDD)

Did you know that in some states, like Colorado, National Purebred Dog Day is considered a holiday? It sure is!

On March 10th, the Colorado House and Senate passed Joint Resolution 15-1015, Making Colorado the first state to designate May 1st as National Purebred Dog Day.

The day was created by Susi Szeremy, a fellow blogger, breeder and dog show fancier. Last year Susi realized that there was a  National Dog Day, National Mutt Day, National Rescue Day, National Puppy Day and even a National Poop Scoop Day (she left of National Slobber Appreciation Day ) but there wasn’t a day to honor the Purebred Dog.

So Susi worked hard and created a day where Purebred Dogs could be celebrated and owners of Purebred Dogs could proudly but humbly display their love of their desired breeds without being shamed for it.

“National Purebred Dog Day gives purebred dog owners a public platform on which to celebrate the heritage, diversity and versatility of our different dog breeds.On one day at least, surely we can link arms to beat back the mischaracterization of purebred dog ownership by those who would see our demise.”

I’ve been lucky enough to hang with Susi on a few occasions at blogging events and I can tell you first hand she is someone we want on our side. She’s amazing and professional and awesome. She knows firsthand what it’s like to be a purebred dog owner these days and she’s someone we want and need advocating for the purebred dog.

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NPDD 2014. Not the best but I got the sign in! I’ll try better this year.


Last year we celebrated the 1st EVER NPDD and this year were hoping you’ll join us for the 2nd one!

Are you ready?

Here’s how to join in on the fun:

Print off the I (Heart) Purebred Dogs sign.

Share a picture of your purebred dog on any AND all your social media channels using #purebreddogs #NationalPureBredDogDay on May 1st.

Share a picture of you holding the I (Heart) Purebred Dog sign

Get creative with pictures because those get noticed more!

Search for the hashtags  #purebreddogs and #NationalPureBredDogDay and  SHARE, RETWEET and REPOST. We want this trending on Friday!

Instructions for the sign:  To download the “I (heart) Purebred Dogs” sign, click on one of the links below. You DO NOT need to open a Dropbox account to access these files, simply exit out of the prompt window that wants you to open an account and proceed to the links.

For the PDF format:

For the PNG format:

You can read Susi’s post for more information and make sure your following NPDD on Facebook.

There will also be some great prizes up for grabs and you can read all about that here! It’s an International event so everyone check it out and participate if you can! Newfie peeps-there’s a dog drier and a gift certificate for Pet Empawrium up for grabs!

A small word of advice if I may: Last year’s NPDD went pretty smoothly without much interference from outside parties but this year has already proven to be a different story so if you encounter any negative responses PLEASE ignore and do not engage. It’s not worth your time and it takes away from the day.

I’ve already had my fair share the past few weeks and it’s been ignored or deleted.

And since I know there will be a fair share of haters reading this post, this is for you: (Non-haters can STOP reading now or not.)

If someone wants to debate this subject in person, I’m all for it.

I’m not a coward or a bitch.

I’m just not battling on Facebook, Twitter or via email. I’m to busy for that. I’ve got kids and dogs and laundry and a full time job.

I’m NOT to busy to meet for a burger and a beer and debate with you though.

Better yet, let’s meet at a dog friendly pub.

You bring your dogs and I’ll bring mine.

We’ll have a beer and a burger and a chat.

With our dogs by our side.


I’ll be out at various dog related functions this summer- some purebred some not, we could meet up there and grab a beer.


I’ll be in Tennessee in May with a whole mess of other animal peeps and we could meet up there and grab a beer.

We just always have to make sure there’s a beer to grab.

I’m not a lush- I’m just much better company with a beer in hand and a dog by my side when I’m defending my freedom of choice to own a purebred dog for the millionth time.





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2 Brown Dawgs

Friday 1st of May 2015

It was fun. I am glad I got to join the fun for a bit. :)


Friday 1st of May 2015

Each and every voice on behalf of purebred dogs made a difference today, and I truly believe that. National Purebred Dog Day trended on Facebook, not such an easy thing to accomplish, and I think it's JUST THE BEGINNING. All we've ever asked for is a voice at the table regarding responsible dog ownership. All we've ever insisted upon is truth. Today was a good beginning because they heard us. Next year, they'll hear our ROAR. Thank you all for taking part.


Thursday 30th of April 2015

Al three of my dogs are purebred and all came from rescue! I have wish more people knew that purebred dogs are seen just as often in shelters as mixes. Sharing your post Jen!


Wednesday 29th of April 2015

As a fellow Coloradoan, a big shout out to Susi for getting this passed as a joint resolution. Happy to report that my senator was a co-sponsor as well. :)


Thursday 30th of April 2015

That is awesome Monika and congrats!


Wednesday 29th of April 2015

My Poodles are purebreds and my dogs are not. Purebred dogs are getting a bad rap today. This is a great idea.


Thursday 30th of April 2015

Thanks Jan!

Suzanne Cannon

Wednesday 29th of April 2015

Our recent decision to purchase a purebred Otterhound has been criticized by many. Yes I know there are too many mixed breeds who need to be rescued, and if I could manage it I would have a houseful of them. Our decision to get an Otterhound was based on the fact that we fell in love with the breed, and also discovered that it is so rare it is in danger of disappearing. All the more reason to us to get one, to help preserve a lovely, amiable, good-natured large hound. However, I didn't realize how "politically incorrect" it is to tell people you are excited about getting a new puppy if you are purchasing a purebred rather than adopting a rescue. This doesn't deter us (puppy comes home in mid-May), but I do wish people would refrain from making judgments about others' personal choices. In this era of social media it seems everyone thinks they have a right to slam anyone who does anything they don't agree with. So...yay for National Purebred Dog Day! There is no reason we should not love and enjoy these amazing dogs .


Thursday 30th of April 2015

Congratulations on your newest addition! As Susi said, I also applaud your decision to take on this breed in need! I've always been a big fan of the Otterhound but didn't realize they were in trouble until a few months ago.

I also totally agree with what you said about people making judgments. I love all dogs mixed or pure but I choose to have a purebred right now. It fits for us.


Thursday 30th of April 2015

Suzanne, I applaud you for your choice in breeds, and for making such an informed decision. The Otterhound is in serious trouble, and the thought it losing the breed in my lifetime is, well, unimaginable to me. Well done, and Happy National Purebred Dog Day!!

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