A group of Expert Animal Caregivers and Animal Lovers, a MN Not-for-Profit Organization since 2005

Contact the MnPBA for
any questions at
mnpba@yahoo.com or
Belinda at (218) 371-8232  

Mark your calendars JANUARY 28, 2023


Mark your calendars on JANUARY 28, 2023 from Noon to 2:00pm. Dr. Carl from Kimball/Watkins will be our speaker. We will provide a light lunch.

Upcoming MnPBA 2023 Annual Spring Meeting April 20th & 21st


The Minnesota Pet Breeders Association (MnPBA) will be holding our Annual Spring Meeting and Banquet on April 20th & 21st, 2023. MnPBA members and other prospective pet breeders who are interested in our educational events are welcome to attend. See show schedule and sponsors.

MnPBA Members Strive For Clean Inspection Reports


Minnesota Professional Breeders Association (MnPBA) members have always taken great pride in going above and beyond any minimum requirements. The amount of time and efforts daily spent providing the necessary care and attention to their animals speaks to their love and devotion for their chosen profession. MnPBA members also understand the publics desire for transparency...

Brucellosis... Canine Health Alert!


Brucellosis can be devastating to a kennel inhibiting breeding females from producing litters. The disease has little to no obvious side effects, so initiating biosecurity protocols are a breeders best line of defense. What is canine brucellosis? Canine brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by the Brucella canis bacteria (B. canis).

A group of Expert Animal Caregivers and Animal Lovers,
a MN Not-for-Profit Organization since 2005

Our core group is comprised of Professional and Hobbyist Dog Breeders. Our members raise family pets, show dogs, hunting dogs, sporting dogs, therapy dogs, small dogs, large dogs, sled dogs, etc. Our membership is also open to those who raise any other types of companion animals such as cats, birds, rabbits, etc.

Upcoming Events

Feb 9
Upcoming MnPBA 2022 Annual Educational Seminar and Trade Show

The MnPBA will be holding our 2022 Annual Educational Seminar and Trade Show on April 21st & 22nd, 2022 at the: Jackpot Junction Casino and Hotel 39375 County Rd 24 Morton, MN 56270 (800) 946-2274 read more

Our goals:

  • To offer continuing education by hosting professional seminars each year where information about the latest canine health care practices, nutritional studies and industry news is shared. Speakers at these seminars are Veterinarians, University Professors, National Experts in Canine Reproduction and Rearing, Nutritional Experts, etc. These seminars are offered FREE to both members and non-members alike.
  • To promote Responsible Pet Ownership and Responsible Breeding Practices.
  • To highlight the positive impact that our group and industry provide to the State of Minnesota's economy. Our professional and hobby businesses contribute by providing employment opportunities and by supporting other Minnesota businesses such as dog food manufacturers, veterinarians, and retail supply stores. Shows and trials held by various organizations attract exhibitors who patronize local hotels, restaurants, and shopping.
  • To promote the freedom of Minnesotans to choose what breed or specific type of pet to purchase and where to purchase their family pet. Minnesotans deserve the option to choose a first-hand quality pet from a Professional or Hobby Breeder. Many shelter dogs are successful in new homes, but many consumers want a pet of known parentage and health status. Some shelter dogs are not suitable for families with children or the first time dog owner. MN Pet Breeders Association members offer many choices of breed types so that a MN family can find the BEST match for their particular family situation.. Buying from a breeder offers consumers access to valuable health and heritage information not found with shelter offerings.
  • To be a resource for lawmakers as their "Go To Group" for valuable expert answers and advice for "all things dog/pet related". The large national "anti-meat, anti-breeding, anti-animal ownership" groups like HSUS, PETA, ALF, etc. and their local followers such as the Animal Humane Society, Animal Folks and Animal Ark, etc. often provide lawmakers with non-science based or non-fact based information in order to promote their Vegan and Anti-animal agendas. Gathering additional information from members of the MN Pet Breeders Association can help ensure that your decision making on pet legislation is based on information from ALL pertinent sources, not just from certain special interest groups.
MnPBA Board of Directors for 2022

President: Belinda Donley

Vice President: Jan Terwilliger

Correspondence Secretary: Teri Franzen

Membership Secretary: Paul Haag

Treasurer: Carol Fodstad

Publicity Director : Andrea Berger

Contact any of the above members by
Clicking Email or call Belinda at 218-371-8232

If you are eager to join our club, or have any
questions about our club, meeting times,
a planned event, or a dog breed please contact us!


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