Industry and Marketing Research. There is much to be learned from professional and trade associations.
The American Dog Breeders Association, Inc. was started in September, l909 as a multiple breed association(view original documentation here). The residing president, Mr. Guy McCord, was an avid fancier and breeder of the American Pit Bull Terrier, and was a close friend of Mr. John P. Colby. Mr. Colby was the mainstay of the A.D.B.A. which prompted the boast of being the "home" registration office of the Colby dogs. All members, in good standing, could register their dogs and litters with the registration department upon the yearly payment of $2.50 dues fee. It seems that the exclusive members idea gradually was replaced into an open registry of multiple breeds and over time the association focused on the registration of the APBT.
annual meeting - February