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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 their dedication […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/ | October 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Barbara Lundy of Patchwork Bedlingtons & Bichons 
Barbara Lundy owns Patchwork Pet Resort in Marshall, Texas. She has traveled the world showing her champion Bedlington Terriers, but her true love is the Bichon Frise. She has spent her career caring, grooming, training, showing, boarding and breeding four-legged furry children. AKC: How did you get started in breeding dogs? Barbara: I began working with German Shepherds when I was 9 years old. My […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-barbara-lundy-patchwork-bedlingtons-bichons/ | July 15, 2019
Pages Your MyAKC Account
USING YOUR MANAGE DOGS/BREEDER RECORDS FROM YOUR MYAKC ACCOUNT AKC provides free dog and litter management through your MyAKC account. Have you been taking advantage of these tools? From your Manage Dogs you can do several actions like print entries, check points and print dog and litter records. Here are two tools that you may […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/your-myakc-account/ | January 9, 2018
Pages It’s E-Z for Breeders of Merit to Register All Their Puppies
As a Breeder of Merit, you have demonstrated your commitment to the AKC community, to dedication to your breed(s), and to ensuring that 100% of your puppies are individually registered with the AKC. To help you achieve your puppy registration goal, we offer multiple registration options. Which option is right for you? If you prefer […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/how-to-register-your-puppies/ | January 9, 2018
Pages Inner Circle
100 Club Newsletters and Articles + Advanced Recognition Breeders of Merit Your Benefits as a Breeder of Merit It’s E-Z for Breeders of Merit to Register All Their Puppies Registering Litters from Frozen Semen Your MyAKC Account Are You Living Up To Your Breeder of Merit Contract? Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs Upcoming Seminars + […]
https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/ | January 9, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health Prostate Disorders: How to Handle Them in Your Male Dogs Without Neutering
Let’s talk about prostate disease in male dogs. There are four types of prostate problems: Benign prostatic hypertrophy or hyperplasia, aka BPH: This is the most common prostate problem we see in unneutered or intact male dogs. It is frequently seen after the age of 5, and sometimes younger in Bernese Mountain Dogs and Greater Swiss […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/health/prostate-disorders-in-male-dogs/ | June 22, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Nicole Sugai of Targa Poodles
Just like the beauty-pageant queen who is a member of Mensa, the Poodle sometimes gets swept away in an unfair stereotype: These perfectly coiffed show dogs are also amazingly smart and versatile. Nicole Sugai of Targa Poodles in Saline, Michigan, knows that firsthand: A second-generation Poodle breeder together with her mom Patti Jason and sister […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-poodle-breeder-nicole-sugai/ | September 21, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder of Merit Patti Strand Reflects on the Decades She’s Spent Raising Dalmatians
Leopards don’t change their spots, and neither do reputable Dalmatian breeders. Nothing can dampen their enthusiasm for the spotted dogs that have captured their hearts, as well as their couches. Patti Strand of Portland, Ore., has bred Dalmatians with her husband Rod under their Merry-Go-Round (MGR) affix for almost half a century. A former American […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-of-merit-dalmatians-patti-strand/ | June 22, 2018
Apps Breeder of Merit Program
Information about the requirements and benefits of the AKC Breeder of Merit program. Because Breeder of Merit is not simply a one-time recognition, breeders who want to be considered for it must apply for the program. Successful applicants can be recognized for their work with more than one breed. Breeders of Merit are recorded in […]
https://www.apps.akc.org//apps/breederofmerit/breederofmerit_list.cfm | November 8, 2017
Pages Requirements
The following must be met in order to be accepted into the program: Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events. Earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion* event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred/co-bred in each breed applied for. Member of an AKC club. Certifies […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/breeder-of-merit-requirements/ | October 26, 2017
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Appropriate Behavior at Dog Shows Is Key for Breeders
Not all of the judging at a dog show takes place in the ring. As a breeder-exhibitor, your demeanor and interactions with others will be judged from the moment you set foot on the showgrounds. Stewards, the superintendent and AKC field staff, the show committee, the media, fellow exhibitors, and, perhaps most importantly, the public, […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/behavior-at-dog-shows/ | June 22, 2018
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
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping AKC Breeder Spotlight: Nancy Corkey of Corkey Basset Hounds
Corkey Basset Hounds is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Christiansburg, Virginia, on 10 acres of wooded land. Nancy and Dan Corkey have been breeding Basset Hounds for almost 24 years, producing a plethora of pet companions and AKC champions.  
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-nancy-corkey-basset-hounds/ | September 9, 2019
Pages Benefits
Breeder of Merit registration applications and registration certificates featuring a special designation Monthly credit for online reports Access to the AKC Direct toll free number Free litter listings on AKC Marketplace for qualified breed(s) Prime placement of AKC Marketplace listings A certificate of distinction Breed-specific web banners that participants can use to proudly promote their involvement […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/breeder-of-merit-benefits/ | October 26, 2017
Pages Your Benefits as a Breeder of Merit
Breeders of Merit are entitled to several benefits. Are you taking full advantage of yours? Gifts. Breeders of Merit get an appreciation gift for each litter in which 100% of the puppies are individually registered. The current gift is a $5 credit code that can be used for online litters or mailed in registrations. Just […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/inner-circle-newsletter/benefits-breeder-merit/ | January 9, 2018
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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 their dedication […]
https://www.apps.akc.org//apps/breeders/bom_web_banners.cfm?_ga=2.51878889.1912111466.1521464008-1312559701.1521035787 | March 20, 2018
Pages Breeder of Merit Applications
Breeder of Merit Application (PDF) Use this form to apply for Breeder of Merit or for additional breeds Breeder of Merit Advanced Recognition Application (PDF) Use this form if you are currently an enrolled Breeder of Merit and wish to apply for an advanced level of Breeder of Merit Breeder of Merit Titles Report Order […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/breeder-merit-applications/ | December 13, 2017
Pages AKC Breeder of Merit Participants
  Search here for breeders who have met the requirements to be a Breeder of Merit.   Breeder of Merit sponsored by Royal Canin 
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/list/ | October 26, 2017
Pages Advanced Recognition Breeders of Merit
The following breeders have met the requirements for the Breed and Levels recorded at the time of the application. The American Kennel Club is pleased to recognize these breeders for their contribution to the sport and maintaining the tenets of the Breeder of Merit program. Platinum Basenji Sally A. Wuornos Bedlington Terriers Lucy A. Heyman […]
http://akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-breeder-of-merit-program/advanced-recognition-breeders-merit/ | September 25, 2018
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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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder of Merit: Bonnie Threlfall
People in the sport of dogs can wear many hats, and Bonnie Threlfall of Cary, North Carolina, has pretty much donned them all: Born into a dog-show family, she has been breeding her Edgewood English Cocker Spaniels for more than 40 years. After a decade-long stint as a professional handler in the late 1970s into […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-of-merit-interview-bonnie-threlfall/ | March 26, 2019
Press Releases AKC Launches New Breeder of Merit Program
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announced today the launch of the Breeder of Merit program, a new initiative designed to recognize AKC’s core breeders. “The Breeder of Merit program allows the American Kennel Club to celebrate our dedicated, passionate breeders who truly are the backbone of the sport and the foundation of our organization,” said […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/akc-launches-new-breeder-of-merit-program/ | October 4, 2010
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder of Merit: Recognizing Breeder Success with New Levels
The AKC Breeder of Merit program was introduced in October 2010. Since that time, more than 13,000 breeders have been enrolled. The program was developed to recognize those breeders that 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 […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-of-merit-recognizing-breeder-success-with-new-levels/ | April 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding The AKC Marketplace Benefits for Breeders of Merit
Did you know that when a puppy buyer searches on AKC Marketplace, Breeders of Merit litter listings are the first ones they see? This is because Breeders of Merit receive special AKC Marketplace benefits. These include: Free litter listings for their qualified breed(s) Priority placement in search results Breed-Specific Breeder of Merit identification Breeder of […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-marketplace-benefits-for-breeders-of-merit/ | June 5, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices ​Meet Breeder of Merit Kathy Rust of Kizmar Vizslas
  The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes Breeders of Merit for their dedication to breeding purebred dogs with the appearance, temperament, and abilities that are true to their breed standard and for their commitment to health screening and 100 percent puppy registration. The AKC celebrates their success in and passion for canine sports. They are […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/meet-the-breeder-of-merit-kathy-rust-of-kizmar-vizslas/ | June 20, 2017
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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, […]
http://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: Red and Denise Tatro
Harold (“Red”) Tatro III and Denise Tatro of Redglen Lakeland Terriers and Whippets value versatility in their lives as well as their dogs. In the fancy for more than a half-century, this couple from Crowley, Texas, has spanned multiple groups and events with their interests and breeding activities, from conformation to earth dog trials to […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breder-of-merit-red-tatro/ | December 12, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Dalmatian
Header photo courtesy of Sharron Podleski, AKC Breeder of Merit Dalmatians won our hearts when Disney made a whole movie about them. But do you know where Dalmatians came from? Here are six interesting facts you didn't know about this breed: 1. Their Origins Are Mysterious No one knows exactly where the Dalmatian originated. This […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/6-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-dalmatian/ | September 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Grooming 6 Tips For Grooming Your German Shepherd Dog
Photo Courtesy of Beth Dillenbeck, AKC Breeder of Merit Like many dogs that shed and play outside, German Shepherds take some maintenance to keep them clean and your home in order. Here are a few tips to maintaining your dog's beautiful coat. 1. With a plush double coat, daily brushing is important to lowering the […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/health/tips-for-grooming-german-shepherd/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Chinese Crested
Header photo courtesy of: Heaven Sent Kennel, AKC Breeder of Merit With his unconventional look, the Chinese Crested turns heads and hearts. Here are some interesting facts you may not have known about this unique breed:   1. They Probably Evolved From African Dogs Experts think the Chinese Crested is essentially a smaller version of the […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-about-the-chinese-crested/ | August 19, 2016

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