AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. Program

As part of AKC’s century-long commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs, the AKC has a new program called Bred with H.E.A.R.T. The program gives AKC a new way to engage, encourage and recognize ALL breeders who meet specific health testing standards and who participate in continuing education. Click on the links below to learn more about the specific commitments that an AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. breeder makes to the health and well-being of their dogs.

Program Details


Find answers to questions about the program.


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AKC Marketplace

Find homes for your available puppies.


Order puppy folders

Make sure new owners go home with the resources they need.


Online record keeping

Maintain your dog, litter and puppy records online.


AKC Breeder of Merit Program

Learn about our other breeder recognition program.