AKC Expands Bred-by Medallion Program
The American Kennel Club is pleased to introduce special medallions to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of exceptional breeders. Breeder-owner-handlers of 5 or 10 different dogs that have become champions of record who have already earned an original Bred-by-Exhibitor (BBE) Medallion through their participation in AKC events will receive the distinguished award medallions.
“These breeders and their devotion to and expertise about the sport of purebred dogs are invaluable to the AKC and our sport,” says AKC Vice President of Event Operations Robin Stansell.
“Breeding is the cornerstone of conformation. These breeders have bred great dogs and have shown the dogs they’ve bred. They consistently meet high standards and set a fine example for other purebred dog fanciers to emulate.”
In addition to recognizing Silver Level Breeders who have earned five BBE Medallions and Gold Level Breeders who have earned 10 BBE Medallions, this new recognition program will honor recipients on the AKC web site and include them in the pool of outstanding breeders considered for AKC Breeder of the Year (providing all other criteria are met).
Read more about the medallion program.