Search Menu

Virtual monthly webinar learning experiences created by breeders for breeders.

Join renowned experts in these educational opportunities for breeders!

2024 Schedule

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 7:00 pm (EST) – David Fitzpatrick

“Breeder Spotlight with David Fitzpatrick”

Join us for a seminar by the American Gentleman David Fitzpatrick of Pequest Pekingese. He will discuss keys to establishing a quality breeding program with integrity that accomplishes universal goals for the betterment of a breed.

Sign up here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3753128404302651989 for $19.00 to join the July 9, 2024 webinar with David Fitzpatrick.

David Fitzpatrick

David Fitzpatrick has been involved with the dog fancy since 1970. This marks his 54th consecutive year of dedication to purebred dogs.

Starting as an AKC licensed assistant handler, David went on to enjoy a successful handling career as well as maintaining the Pequest Pekingese breeding program.

Personal honors have been Dogs in Review Winkie Award for Best Handler 2006, AKC Toy Group Breeder of the Year 2009, AKC Breeder of the Year in 2021, as well as awards for Mentor of the Year and Good Sportsmanship.

Pekingese handled by, bred by or co-owned by David have had the honor of winning Best in Show at Westminster in 2012 & 2021, Reserve Best in Show in 2023, nine times they have been WKC group winners, three times Best in Show at Morris & Essex, once Best in Show at the AKC National, twice Best in Show Bred By at the AKC National, as well as many other notable wins. They have also been top dog All-Breeds, and many times the top dog in the Toy Group. Over 100 Champions have been bred under the Pequest prefix, seventeen have been Best in Show winners.

David is a Board Member of the Pekingese Club of America, The Progressive Dog Club and the Pekingese Club of New Jersey. He is also a member of the Maryland Kennel Club.

Enthusiastically adding another chapter in December 2022, David is now a judge of the Toy Group, Best in Show and limited JS.

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 6:00 pm (EST) – Erin Myers

“Learn to Market Your Puppies: From Litters to Loving Homes”

Are you a breeder looking to reach more prospective owners and boost your sales? Join us for “Learn to Market Your Puppies: From Litters to Loving Homes,” an engaging webinar where you’ll discover how to leverage the power of social media, AKC Marketplace, and personal websites to create a strong, recognizable breeder brand. Our expert speaker, Erin Myers, will provide tailored strategies and practical tips to enhance your marketing efforts.

Sign up here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1122983342065789023 for FREE to join the July 30, 2024 webinar with Erin Myers.

Erin Myers

Erin Myers is a third-generation dog breeder and has been breeding dogs for almost 30 years. As a professional dog handler, for 18 years, she piloted various breeds to over 50 All Breed Bests in Show, 7 National Specialty Wins and finished over 200 Champions. Erin is currently an AKC Breeder of Merit in Vizslas, English Cocker Spaniels, Brittanys and Alaskan Malamutes and has retired from professional handling to manage special projects for the American Kennel Club.

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 7:00 pm (EST) – Dr. Fiona Hollinshead BVSc (Hons), MACVSc, PhD, DACT

“Breeding Success”

Take the guess work out of getting your dam pregnant. Dr. Fiona Hollinshead will go through the breeding methods available to successfully produce puppies. She’ll explain the canine estrous cycle, how to conduct and read a vaginal cytology, and the factors that affect the reproductive performances of our dams. She’ll also discuss why and when to consider a dual sire breeding.

Sign up here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7516343290931197022 for $19 to join the August 20, 2024 webinar with Dr. Fiona Hollinshead.

Dr. Fiona Hollinshead

Dr. Fiona Hollinshead earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honors) from The University of Sydney, Australia in 1996, followed by a PhD in sperm sexing and assisted reproductive technologies in 2004. Her dedication to advancing the field led her to complete a clinical residency in Theriogenology at Cornell University in 2006, where she also became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. She furthered her expertise by becoming a Registered Specialist in Small Animal Veterinary Reproduction with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council.

Fiona’s passion for canine semen biology and reproductive technologies is evident in her extensive contributions to clinical research, teaching, and clinical service. In 2006, she relocated to New Zealand, assuming management of the renowned “Glenbred,” initially founded by Dr Marion Wilson who is the inventor of the now internationally practise non-invasive, endoscopic intrauterine insemination technique in bitches called ‘Transcervical Insemination or ‘TCI’. Under her leadership, the clinic grew into a busy referral practice dedicated to small animal reproduction, catering to a wide array of clients, including the New Zealand Guide Dogs, MPI Detector Dogs, and the New Zealand Police and detector dog breeding units. Her expertise facilitated the production of over 350 puppies annually, with a significant portion of breedings utilizing frozen semen imported from international agencies.

In 2019, Fiona assumed the role of Associate Professor of Small Animal Reproduction at Colorado State University (CSU), spearheading the establishment of a cutting-edge small animal reproduction referral department. Under her guidance, the department has blossomed into a premier referral service, facilitating the training of Theriogenology residents and DVM students, generously supported by AKC-CHF funding.

Dr. Hollinshead’s contributions extend beyond clinical practice, evidenced by her prolific publication record comprising 11 book chapters and over 55 scientific and clinical refereed publications in small animal reproduction and artificial assisted technologies. Central to her professional ethos is a passionate dedication to working dog breeding programs. She is unwavering in her commitment to furnishing breeders with invaluable breeding information and leveraging artificial reproductive technologies to optimize reproductive performance. Dr. Hollinshead strives to optimize reproductive performance and genetic selection to foster the continual improvement in health and performance of all types of canine populations, and ensuring the efficacy in production in specialized large and small-scale working dog organizations.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 7:00 pm (EST) – Dr. Charles Garvin, MD and Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD

“AKC Purebred Preservation Bank”

Join us for a complimentary informational webinar about the AKC Purebred Preservation Bank. Hosts Dr. Charles Garvin (AKC PPB Chairman) and Dr. Marty Greer (AKC PPB Board Member) will discuss the history of AKC PPB highlighting the importance of protecting purebred dog breeds for future decades. They will share updates on the program and how to get involved. AKC PPB Website

Sign up here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2814744709363301470 to join the August 28, 2024 AKC Purebred Preservation Bank webinar for free.

Dr. Charles Garvin, MD

Dr. Garvin has been involved in dogs since 1965 – first in obedience, then in Junior Showmanship and conformation. Working with his late mother, his wife and children, his Korcula Kennels, Reg. has produced nearly 90 champions in the breed, most of them owner-handled. He has bred and owned five Best in Show winners and several of the top winners and producers in the breed. He won the Junior Showmanship finals at Westminster in 1969. An AKC Delegate since 1990, he has served 20 years on the AKC Board of Directors, and fifteen years on the AKC CHF board, seven as chairman. He has served 15 terms as President of the Dalmatian Club of America and has been on the Board of Directors for 39 years. He has been President of the Marion Ohio KC fifteen years, and show Chair, and on the board since 1982. First approved as an AKC Judge in 1981, he has judged at the Dalmatian national specialty seven times, Westminster, AENC, and at the 1984 AKC Centennial Show. He is a recently retired ophthalmic surgeon and physician executive: for 25 years he was CEO of a 75- physician group practice.

Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD

Dr. Geer is a 1981 graduate from Iowa State University and a 2010 graduate of Marquette Law School. She established the Brownsville Small Animal Clinic in 1982 and has a special interest in Pediatrics and Reproduction. In 2022, she opened a Canine Semen Freezing Center, International Canine Semen Bank – Wisconsin (ICSB-WI/IL) and became Penn-Hip certified. Dr. Greer raises and shows Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Danish Swedish Farmdogs, and her family has raised five puppies for Canine Companions for Independence, a service dog organization. She is active in the community as a member of the AVMA, NEWVMA, AAVSB, APDT, AAFP, SVME, The Society for Theriogenology, the Fond du Lac Kennel Club, The Kettle Moraine Kennel Club, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Lakeshore Pembroke Welsh Corgi Kennel Club, and the Lomira Area Chamber of Commerce. She is on the Board of Directors for the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, American Veterinary Medical Law Association, and the Society for Theriogenology. Dr. Greer also served on the Animal Welfare Committee and Education Committee for the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association and is president of the National Animal Interest Alliance.

Stay tuned, information coming soon about more breeder webinars scheduled in 2024!

For questions email breederdev@akc.org

*Terms of Use

*Privacy Policy