Meet the Master Breeders: Krista Nuovo, Delamer Schipperkes

Krista Nuovo, the 2012 AKC Non-Sporting Group Breeder of the Year, acquired her first Schipperke in 1984. Piloted by Nuovo as a 16-year-old junior hander, the dog garnered multiple group placements and a specialty Best in Show. Nuovo chose to attend college locally so she could continue to keep her dogs and concentrate on her breeding program. Her three foundation bitches were all BISS winners, one going on to win BOB at the national.

Nuovo has bred several national-specialty BOB winners and national BOS, numerous National WD, WB, and BW, and multiple Bests in Sweepstakes and Bests in Futurities. Her accomplishments as a breeder include producing multiple all-breed BIS winners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Russia. Delamer kennels bred the all-time top Best in Show–winning Schipperke, BIS BISS Ch. Delamer Beach Blanket Baby, with 18 Bests in Show. Another Delamer standout was two-time national-specialty BISS BIS Ch. Delamer Pink Flamingo.

BIS BISS Ch. Delamer Fire Island Fox, the overall top-winning Schip, is a two-time Pedigree Award winner. Among her accomplishments: multiple all-breed BIS, national BOB, only Schipperke in history to place in the group at AKC/Eukanuba, only bitch in history to place in the group at Westminster, and the first Top 20 Schipperke Club of America Invitational winner.

Nuovo is immensely proud to have accomplished all this as a single woman on her own, proving if one is committed and dedicated, and stays true to one’s goal, great things are possible.

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