Breed-specific clubs are... Breed specific. I would bet money that you working in a shelter has nothing to do with why you weren't welcome with open arms. More likely it's a group for breeders and exhibitors. If someone came to my (fictional) GSD club saying they don't have a dog at the moment but are really interested in Chinese Cresteds I would probably point them in another direction because my knowledge won't help them in their endeavors.
Imagine joining the chess club at school because you're interested in getting better at Bridge. Doesn't make much sense.
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