American Kennel Club Extends Breeder-Exhibitor Coupon Program
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® today announced that litter registration discount coupons to Breeder-Exhibitors will continue due to the success of the pilot program.
Earlier this year, AKC® distributed a litter registration coupon to all breeders who earned a Bred-By Exhibitor Medallion in 2005 or competed in the Bred-By Exhibitor competition held in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Tampa in January 2006. Based on the positive responses from fanciers and the high redemption rate, AKC is pleased to continue issuing Breeder-Exhibitor coupons.
"It was with surprise and pleasure that I opened the letter from you containing a $10-off coupon for my next litter application," said Anne Bowes, Secretary of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America. "I am delighted. Thank you very much! I am proud to be a breeder/owner/handler of AKC purebred dogs and I certainly appreciate the recognition from AKC."
All Breeder-Exhibitors earning Bred-By Exhibitor Medallions in 2006 will receive a $10 off litter registration coupon. In addition, coupons will be sent to the Bred-By Exhibitor entrants in the Sixth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, CA on Dec. 2-3, 2006. To learn more about how to earn the AKC Bred-By Exhibitor Medallion go to: http://www.akc.org/events/conformation-dog-shows/faq.
"The AKC appreciates and applauds the efforts of our dedicated breeders," said Assistant Vice President of Registration / Customer Service David Roberts. "We feel rewarding valued AKC Breeders is an important step in furthering our mission of promoting the sport of purebred dogs."
"The Breeder-Exhibitor Coupon Program joins a growing list of AKC initiatives to support breeders such as the AKC Breeder newsletter, Online Litter Registration, and Breeders’ Symposiums," said President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung. "AKC continues to demonstrate our commitment to our dedicated breeders and be assured, we will continue to research and implement services and programs designed specifically with breeders in mind."