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AKC-registered breeders raising dogs in 'miserable' conditions

One of the country's largest organizations dedicated to dogs, the American Kennel Club, is facing new accusations from the Humane Society and the ASPCA that some AKC-registered breeders are raising dogs in filthy, inhumane conditions. NBC's Jeff Rossen investigates.


When you go to buy a puppy, you want it to be happy, healthy and well-treated. A lot of people count on the American Kennel Club to find a breeder. But is it doing a good job ensuring that those in its registry are toeing the line?

TODAY National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen looks into new accusations that the organization, one of the country's largest  dedicated to dogs, isn't doing enough to protect animals. 

Click here to read to find out what he found, or watch the video report above.