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Pages AKC Breeder Of Merit Program
Here at the AKC, we believe in honoring responsible breeders who have gone above and beyond on health issues, temperament, and genetic screening, as well as to the individual care and placement of puppies in responsible homes. That’s why we started the AKC Breeder of Merit Program: To give breeders a way to prove [...]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/ | January 5, 2022
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds How Does a Dog Breed Become AKC-Recognized?
Have you ever wondered what it means to be AKC-recognized? How does a dog become AKC-recognized? Learn about the entire breed recognition process.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/how-does-a-dog-breed-become-akc-recognized/ | January 5, 2022
Pages AKC DNA + Health
Genetic health and traits testing combined with AKC DNA identification for a powerful breeder tool Order AKC DNA + Health Kit Offers AKC DNA Profile + over 328 markers for health and traits Helps to meets AKC registration and Breeder of Merit/Bred with H.E.A.R.T. certification requirements. Some exclusions apply. For breed-specific DNA test recommendations, click […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/dna-resource-center/akc-dna-health/ | March 11, 2024
Pages Breed-Specific DNA Testing Recommendations
Test for what is recommended for your breed, not everything available. Order AKC DNA + Health Kit The AKC DNA Program recommends that breeders perform DNA tests that are relevant to their breed. Although the AKC DNA + Health Kit includes over 328 markers for health and traits, not all genetic variants have been validated […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/dna-resource-center/akc-dna-health/breed-specific-dna-testing-recommendations/ | March 12, 2024
Sports & Events Conformation: Frequently Asked Questions
Scheduling Conformation Events General Questions Points Schedule Formulation Specialties Held With All-Breed and Group Shows Classes and Entries Submitting Results Awards and Titles Judges and Judging Junior Showmanship Sweepstakes Trophies, Prizes, and Ribbons Club Membership Upload Tool Scheduling Conformation Events AKC recommended Best Practices to hire and assign judges, leading to an efficient schedule. General […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/resources/faq/ | October 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder Spotlight: Lacey & Luisma Benítez of LBK AmStaffs
Lacey and Luisma Benítez, of LBK American Staffordshire Terriers, are the first and only Platinum Breeders of Merit of the American Staffordshire Terrier. They are a married couple, navigating life between Spain and St. Augustine, Florida, and have been deeply involved in this breed for 20 years. Luisma, who is from Spain, is a software […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-lacey-luisma-benitez-lbk-amstaffs/ | April 18, 2024
Pages DNA and the AKC
Order AKC DNA Kit Order AKC DNA + Health Kit Activate AKC DNA Kit DNA Resource Center The AKC offers a comprehensive set of voluntary and mandatory programs to ensure the integrity of the AKC registry, and now includes genetic health and traits testing (including coat colors)! AKC DNA + Health, a new, powerful breeder […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/dna/ | November 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Introducing AKC DNA + Health
The AKC DNA Program is proud to announce the official launch of a new DNA test, AKC DNA + Health. This test combines the original AKC DNA profile with genetic health and traits testing for a powerful breeder tool. The goal of this new test is to satisfy all the needs of breeders with just […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/introducing-akc-dna-health/ | April 18, 2024
Pages Registration Policies
[accordion] [accordion_panel title="American Field Irish Setters (October 1975 Board meeting)"]  Based upon a request from the Irish Setter Club of America, AKC discontinued the registration of Irish Setters based upon pedigrees from the American Field Dog Stud Book. [/accordion_panel] [accordion_panel title="Auction Policy (July 2003 Board meeting)"]  The Board reviewed its policy on Auctions, considering the […]
https://www.akc.org/rules/policy-manual/policy-manual-registration/ | November 1, 2017
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Answering New Puppy Owner Misconceptions About Pet Insurance
The love, time and patience that breeders put into each litter is evident by the well-tempered, healthy puppies they send home with excited new puppy owners. New puppy owners may not be well informed about the benefits of pet insurance and turn to their breeder for advice. To help breeders best advise their puppy buyers, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/answering-new-puppy-owner-misconceptions-about-pet-insurance/ | December 10, 2018

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