What is IKAP?
The Iowa Kennel Assurance Program is a premium comprehensive kennel management program organized by the Iowa Pet Breeders Association. The program offers resources to improve, educate and assist any dog breeder or facility that desires to maintain character and reputation as a responsible dog breeder.
Unfortunately, substandard kennels do exist in the state of Iowa. These substandard kennels reflect poorly on the credibility of good, conscientious, law abiding, and reputable dog breeders striving to maintain or exceed all current local, state and federal animal welfare laws and regulations for the health and well-being the dogs in their care.
The Kennel Assurance Program (IKAP) goals include ensuring the safety and welfare of dogs and puppies through an evaluation/certification process, which includes the following: