If you turn in an unregistered litter/breeder and a fine results, you get half the proceeds. It would be self-policing!
Why couldn't you do this with licensing/chipping?
I suppose you could. Although how would people know that you do not have a license or microchip? It is not apparent by looking at the dog. But people who are breeding have to sell the pups, they have to advertise somehow, and intact male dogs are pretty obvious. You could easily alert the aco. I guess my issue is that microchips are really to help responsible owners, where as a breeding license would curb unwanted litters and force puppy mill owners to be a little more honest. If they are busted once, no more business. Ever. It would make speutering worth the money to the sort of folks who don't bother to speuter then just unload mixed pups every 6 months or year. Right now you just pay 20 bucks a year extra on the license, IF they are licensed. It is $250 for a spay in this area.
As far as the licensing, there are really no fines involved if you are caught-you get a warning, you have months to get your dog licensed, and if you are 6 months late renewing, they just give you a dirty look (yes, I am horrible at remembering that sort of thing and when we moved I forgot to change the license.) Maybe actually fining people rather than lenient warnings would be better. I should have been fined when I forgot. I would not have forgotten if there would be a stiff fine if I did .
Again, enforce the rules we have now.
I do not expect for real that any breeding laws will take place-the AKC shot down the last one I saw. I put it out there knowing it will never really happen.
Another part of my issue is the AKC is one of the major micro-chip providers, and I do not like supporting them. Their stance on exluding all mixed breeds in performance sports is not very pro-dog in my opinion. They exist only to encourage breeding of purebred dogs and make money, and I think that the mixes in the pounds are every bit as deserving of homes, resources, and sports opportunities.