AKC Breeder of Merit Program


AKC Breeder of Merit Participants demonstrate a commitment to the AKC Community, dedication to their breed(s), and actively promote the sport of purebred dogs. The AKC is proud to recognize AKC Breeders who are dedicated to breeding beautiful purebred dogs whose appearance, temperament, and ability are true to their breed. These breeders are the heart of AKC.


Program Requirements

See what it takes to become a Breeder of Merit


Program Benefits

Breeders of Merit enjoy these benefits


Breeder of Merit Participants

See who has been recognized


Program Application

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