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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/ | October 28, 2022
Pages Meet the Breeder: Breeder of Merit Chris Flessner
Even if you don’t know Chris Flessner and her husband Bryan, chances are you’ve admired their handiwork: Their homebred “Trumpet” (GChB Flessner’s Toot My Own Horn) was the Westminster Kennel Club’s 2022 Best in Show winner, shown by professional handler Heather Buehner, who is also his co-breeder and co-owner. While this year marked the vaunted […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/breeder-of-merit-chris-flessner/ | October 28, 2022
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder of Merit: Recognizing Breeder Success with Multiple Levels
The AKC Breeder of Merit program was introduced in October 2010. Since that time, almost 16,000 breeders have been enrolled. The program was developed to recognize those breeders who are the foundation of our sport through their participation in various AKC events and dedication to selective breeding of healthy purpose-bred purebred dogs. The basic requirements are Minimum […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-merit-recognizing-breeder-success-multiple-levels/ | September 19, 2022
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Meet AKC Breeder of Merit Dr. Renee Lara
Dr. Renee Lara is that rare gem – a veterinarian who understands dog breeders. And that’s because she is one herself. Owning her own veterinary clinic in Bryan, Texas, since 1990, where she offers a full array of reproductive services, Lara is Platinum Breeder of Merit with her Ehrenvogel German Shorthaired Pointers. She purchased her […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/renee-lara/ | September 29, 2020
Pages Breeder of Merit Commitment Reminder and Criteria for Advanced Recognition Levels
Advanced Levels of Recognition will require an additional application and will also be recognized on a breed specific basis. Recognition is available to those that meet the following minimum standards: Have qualified and enrolled as a Breeder of Merit Can provide proof of Parent Club required health testing on sires/dams of litters Have met their […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/breeder-merit-commitment-reminder-criteria-advanced-recognition-levels/ | July 16, 2020
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Breeder of Merit: Barbara Miller of Max-Well Norfolk Terriers
Barbara Miller of Glen Head, New York, is synonymous with Norfolk Terriers. And not just those from her top-winning Max-Well Kennel. The 2007 AKC Breeder of the Year (and 2002 AKC Terrier Breeder of the Year), Miller was the president of the parent club when her breed amicably split in 1979, creating the drop-eared Norfolk Terrier and the prick-eared Norwich Terrier. However, her earliest years in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/norfolk-terrier-breeder-spotlight-barbara-miller/ | December 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder of Merit: Nancy Edmunds of Vizcaya Vizslas
Life may be a box of chocolates, but after you’ve nibbled enough bonbons, you know which flavor you like best. Over the past four decades, Nancy Edmunds of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, has owned quite a Whitman’s Sampler of purebreds, including Cocker Spaniels, Manchester Terriers, Whippets, Brussels Griffons, Poodles, and Afghan Hounds. But in 1985, she finally came across her forever breed: the Vizsla. After almost 30 years breeding those Hungarian […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/vizsla-breeder-of-merit-nancy-edmunds-interview/ | September 27, 2019
Pages Breeder Of Merit 100 Club
Breeders of Merit participants are committed to registering 100% of the puppies in their litters. The AKC recognizes and congratulates the Breeders of Merit who have achieved 100% AKC dog registration for their litter during the month the litter was 100% completed.  BOM has achieved 100% AKC dog registration for all their AKC-registered litters (lifetime) […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/100-club/ | August 21, 2019
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Pages Are You Living Up To Your Breeder of Merit Contract?
Breeder of Merit recognition and benefits are based on the BOM’s commitment to registering their puppies and health testing the parents. Are you living up to your contract?  The agreement signed when you applied:  I hereby apply to participate in the Breeder of Merit Program. I certify by my signature that I have read, understand, […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/living-breeder-merit-contract/ | June 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder of Merit: Gayle Watkins, Golden Retriever Breeder
Meet Gayle Watkins, breeder of over 100 titled Golden Retrievers that have excelled in multiple sports and co-founder of Avidog International.  A Gold-level AKC Breeder of Merit, Gayle Watkins of Highlands, North Carolina, puts the “purpose” in multi-purpose dogs: Her Gaylan’s Golden Retrievers have earned more than 140 American and Canadian conformation, obedience, tracking, Rally and agility championships, as well as Master Hunter titles. Dozens […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-merit-gayle-watkins-golden-retriever-breeder/ | June 22, 2019

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