So what are you saying? That it's worse when show breeders do unethical things than when BYBs or puppy mills do them? There is a very large overlap between show breeders and BYBs. I've known both and many who were in a gray area. How many dogs does a BYB have to have to be considered a puppy mill? You can fit a lot of Yorkies into cages in someone's back yard. Does it make any difference if some of them have a CH in front of their names? If you've been around conformation shows you know that it's not that tough to put a CH on any decent-looking dog if you pick your shows - no specialties - go to all-breed shows held on the same weekends as big specialties in your breed. Pick up a few BOBs and there you are - a yard full of ribbons and "cheap champions."
Regardless of whether or not it 'should' come as any surprise, it does. I've never seen those practices among show breeders. Those puppy mills and BYB's that engage in such practices are also AKC breeders. So, there is plenty of AKC criticism to go around.
I just don't think I'd have much integrity if I let my "surprise" that SHOW breeders would do those things slip. Just as I wouldn't let slip someone who faked papers or sold to pet shops. I would have been alerting the AKC for the former (that is one thing they actually do care about) and the breed club for the latter (most bylaws forbid sales to pet shops). But that's just me.
EDIT: Most bylaws or code of ethics address sales to pet shops is what I meant
As for me reporting them, I did not have ties to breed clubs. (And they are mostly paper tigers anyway.) I did not have photos, letters or any other "court-worthy" evidence. It would be my word against theirs. I don't mind a fight, but I like a little better odds.
Hobby show breeders are only one thing that is wrong with the AKC. And there are worse things, like supporting out-and-out puppy mills, the ruination of dogs like Bulldogs, and co-opting breeds like the Border Collie. But just because a large segment of a group - like show breeders, think they are doing the right thing doesn't mean they are blameless.