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Advanced Recognition Breeders of Merit

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.

(current as of 9/20/21, last updated 9/21/21)

  • Platinum +

    Akitas Colleen Sullivan
    Basenji Sally A. Wuornos
    Basenjis Tad Brooks
    Bedlington Terriers Lucy A. Heyman
    Belgian Sheepdogs Lorra A. Miller
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Stacy Temples
    Border Terriers Harriet Haydon
    Borzoi Sandra R. Moore
    Bouviers des Flandres Sandi Lyon
    Bulldogs Cody T. Sickle
    Cardigan Weslsh Corgis Cathryn L. Ochs-Cline
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Daviann L. Mitchell
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Dyane M. Baldwin
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Joanne C. Silver
    Chinese Shar-Pei Bonnie J. Stoney
    Dachshunds Anne H. Carson
    Dachshunds Susan M. Jones
    Flat-Coated Retrievers Joyce G. Brackney
    German Shortahired Pointer Marina R. Lara DVM
    German Shorthaired Pointers Dorothea E. Simberlund
    Golden Retrievers Laura Ellis Kling
    Great Pyrenees Jean A. Boyd
    Great Pyrenees Terry M. Denney-Combs
    Greyhounds Kimberly A. Fritzler
    Keeshonden Beth Blankenship
    Kuvaszok Constance D. Townsend
    Kuvaszok Lynn S. Brady
    Lakeland Terriers Jean L. Heath
    Lakeland Terriers Patricia T. Rock
    Miniature American Shepherds Melissa T. Zobell
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Susan W. Strickland
    Pointers Rachael L. Murphy
    Poodles Marie L. Hedeman
    Portuguese Water Dogs Catherine M. Dugan
    Portuguese Water Dogs Dr. Linda M. Fowler
    Portuguese Water Dogs Jane Harding
    Rat Terriers Stacy L. McWilliams
    Rottweilers Daviann L. Mitchell
    Rottweilers Teresa Bradley
    Rottweilers Thom Woodward
    Scottish Terriers Vandra L. Huber
    Shetland Sheepdogs Sylvia Calderwood
    Silky Terriers Sandy B. Mesmer
    Standard Schnauzers Liz Hansen
    Standard Schnauzers Renee Pope
    Tibetan Terriers Susan M. Carr
    Vizslas Beverly Wanjon
    Vizslas Kathy A. Rust
    Vizslas Kathy M. Engelsman
    Whippets Donna D. Lynch

  • Gold +

    Airedale Terriers Margo Dupre
    American Staffordshire Terriers Lelania Michelle M. Aguillard
    American Staffordshire Terriers Lorene Wilson
    Australian Cattle Dogs Connie P. Hayes
    Belgian Malinois Susan J. Williamson
    Belgian Sheepdogs Dr. Mary D. Kraus
    Belgian Sheepdogs Terri Ann Votava
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Sara L. Karl
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Sharon S. Johnson
    Bloodhounds Susan LaCroix Hamil
    Border Collies Karen A. Moureaux
    Border Terriers Sandra L. Gillen
    Borzoi Barbara E. Ewing
    Borzoi Susan Van de Water
    Boston Terriers Joyce M. Davis
    Boston Terriers Thomas J. Davis
    Brittanys Christine E. Ward-Weber
    Brittanys Karen L Hanson
    Bullmastiff Eric F. Long
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Kim K. Peckman
    Chow Chows Linda Love Banghart
    Dachshunds Anne M. Schmidt
    Dachshunds Margaret E. Peat
    Dachshunds Marianne McCullough
    Dalmatian Connie M Wagner
    Dalmatian Denise M Powell
    Dalmatians Diana L. Skibinski
    Dalmatians Eve E. Berg
    Dalmatians Mary-Lynn K. Jensen
    Dalmatians Meg Ispas-Hennessey
    Doberman Pinschers Cheryl E. Green
    English Cocker Spaniels Betty H. Ganung
    English Cocker Spaniels Sally W. Rosenthal
    Flat Coated Retrievers Rachael T. Hill
    Flat-Coated Retrievers Ann T. McConnell
    Flat-Coated Retrievers Douglas E. Windsor
    French Bulldogs Mary K. Clayton
    German Pinschers Amy L. Issleib
    German Pinschers F Lynann Stuby
    German Pinschers Jill A. Eastman
    German Shorthaired Pointers Julia M. Carroll
    German Wirehaired Pointers Angela E. Johnson
    German Wirehaired Pointers Judy Chesire
    Golden Retrievers Gayle L. Watkins
    Great Danes Patricia A. Ciampa
    Great Danes Teresa La Brie
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Bonnie S. Huett
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs DaLena M. Christensen
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Deanna L. Never
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Kathleen D. Borgmeyer
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Kristin Krumpe
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Laurie A Carmody
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Lisa K. Simonsen
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Norman S. Christensen
    Greyhounds Laurie Soutar
    Havanese Arlene T. Etzig
    Ibizan Hounds Sarah S. Murphy
    Keeshonden Suzette F. Lefebvre
    Lhasa Apso Cassandra De LA Rosa
    Miniature American Shepherds Kim Gardner
    Newfoundlands Denise L. Castonguay
    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers Laurie B. Geyer
    Papillons Sherrie Puzak
    Poodles Julie B. Reed
    Portuguese Water Dogs Cathy M. Dugan
    Portuguese Water Dogs Mary C. Salvary
    Pugs Joy C. Barbieri
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Tammy L. Lynch
    Rottweilers Cathleen A. Rubens
    Rottweilers Sharon M. Marples
    Rottweilers Tamara M. Bojarski
    Samoyed Kathy B Bube
    Samoyeds Carol A. Montgomery
    Schipperkes Dr. Mary D. Kraus
    Shiba Inus David C. Gordon
    Shiba Inus Gail Gordon
    Shiba Inus Laura K. Perkinson
    Standard Schnauzer Dr. Linda Dobbie
    Standard Schnauzers Patricia M. White
    Vizslas Beth T. Kirven
    Vizslas Jill L. Brennan
    Vizslas Nancy B. Edmunds
    Vizslas Ruth E. Sinclair-Stephens
    Weimaraner Billie R. Thompson
    Welsh Springer Spaniels Sandra N. Holmes
    Welsh Terriers Charlene K. Czarnecki

  • Silver +

    Afghan Hounds John R. Wood, Jr.
    Afghan Hounds Lynda Hicks
    Airedale Terriers April Clyde
    American Eskimo Dogs Patrea L. Pabst
    Basenji Susan Kamen Marsicano
    Basenjis Vickie S. Jacobs
    Belgian Malinois Carolyn A. Kaiser
    Berger Picards Liz Hansen
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Darcy Babb
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Georgeann Reeve
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Mary-Ann E. Sontag Bowman
    Border Terriers Ardith M. Dahlstrom
    Borzoi Jamie L. Bobrowski
    Borzoi K.C. Thompson
    Borzoi Kasey A. Parks
    Borzoi Leonore Abordo
    Borzoi Renee J. McCartin
    Boston Terriers Beverly M. Bulston
    Boston Terriers Pamela H. Preston
    Brittanys Connie M. Strom
    Brittanys Helen V. Riggle
    Brittanys Sheryl L. Rilea
    Bulldogs George Lai
    Caanan Dogs Christina C. Miller
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Valerie S. Cromer
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Laura A. Chambers
    Chow Chows Cathy Clapp
    Chow Chows Robert E. Banghart
    Cirneco Dell’Etna M Lucia Prieto
    Cocker Spaniels Judie Posner
    Cocker Spaniels Stephanie A. Kaul
    Dachshunds Barb Skaer
    Dachshunds Brenda J. Nichols
    Dachshunds Carol S. Burton
    Dachshunds Kathryn (Katie) Ryan
    Dachshunds Lexa L. Richmond
    Dachshunds Marie A. Hamaker
    Dachshunds Melissa M. Keshlear
    Dachshunds Pamala J. Hopkins
    Dachshunds Sandy Arnold
    Dalmatians Barbara E. Allison
    Dalmatians Carey L. Moreschini
    Dalmatians Janet J. Linne
    Dalmatians Rebecca A. Montgomery
    English Cocker Spaniels Barbara McDougal
    English Springer Spaniels Judy A. Manley
    Entlebucher Mountain Dogs Anna M. Wallace
    German Pinschers Kimberle Schiff
    German Shepherd Dogs Lynda E. Bragg-Workman
    German Shepherd Dogs Rebecca M. Little
    German Shorthaired Pointers Ann D. Carter
    German Shorthaired Pointers Sandra D. Maks
    German Shorthaired Pointers Tina M. Parker-Craig
    German Wirehaired Pointer Lisa M George
    German Wirehaired Pointers Garnett P. Persinger
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Ara Lynn
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Mary A. McDaniel DVM
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Theresa H. Nesbitt
    Golden Retrievers Doranne Borsay Horowitz
    Great Danes Jaynell Zee Strate
    Great Danes Lenni (Brittany) B. Cipriotti
    Great Danes T. Lynn Adams
    Great Danes Tami L. Bradford
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Anna M. Wallace
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Janelle M. .Kaiser
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Lori Price
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Mary B. Usery
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Blake R. Williams
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Stacey L. Williams-Sucky
    Irish Setters Bruce A. Foote
    Irish Setters Gail Jackson
    Irish Setters Janet E. Zeich
    Irish Setters John Jackson
    Irish Setters Mary C. Lamphier
    Irish Setters Mary P. Foote
    Irish Setters Tamara Jackson
    Irish Setters Wendy L. Culbertson
    Keeshonden Doris Meadowcroft
    Keeshonden Jean Gauchat Hargis
    Keeshonden Karen J. Evasuik
    Keeshonden Margaret E. Bissell
    Keeshonden MeLinda J. Hughes
    Labrador Retrievers Darcy Babb
    Manchester Terriers Dianna Lynn Texter
    Manchester Terriers Mari-Beth O’Neill
    Miniature American Shepherds Karey A. Marrs
    Miniature Pinschers Gretchin S. Hofheins-Wackerfuss
    Miniature Schnauzers Jean L. Heath
    Newfoundland Laura S Rader
    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Joy Annunziato
    Papillons Anita O. Wright
    Papillons Diana Sayre
    Papillons Sally S. Hill
    Parson Russell Terriers Judith R. Slater-Moody
    Pekingese Cheryl S. Chang
    Pekingese Raymundo W. Lo
    Pharaoh Hound Jayme Jones
    Poodles Deborah A. Schnulle
    Poodles Eva Marie Mitchell
    Poodles Jennifer L. Brueser
    Poodles Maryln T. Brooks
    Poodles Wendy E. Cronkrite
    Portuguese Water Dogs Karen Kirby Ash
    Portuguese Water Dogs Linda K. Hunt
    Portuguese Water Dogs Michael T. Dugan
    Pugs Carolyn J. Fisher
    Pugs Dr. Danielle Ciampi
    Pugs Phillip G. Fisher
    Pumik Chris A. Levy
    Pumik Ildiko Repasi
    Pumik Tom H. Levy
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Angie R. Hartley
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Patty Olney
    Rottweilers Evie L Lynn
    Salukis John R. Wood, Jr.
    Salukis Sharon A Walls-Heddleston
    Scottish Terriers Lisa Inman Lee
    Scottish Terriers Rod S. Ott
    Shetland Sheepdogs Krystn M. Messer
    Shiba Inus Laura K. Perkinson
    Shih Tzu Vicki L. Carder
    Standard Schnauzers James E. Pope
    Standard Schnauzers Kellae D. Fischer
    Tibetan Spaniels Julia A. Adams
    Toy Fox Terriers Sheryl A. Irwin
    Vizsla Cathy J. Gallagher
    Vizsla Karen Lake
    Vizsla Susan K. Nakamura
    Vizslas Britt E. Jung
    Vizslas Debbie L. Sullivan
    Vizslas Edwin E. Foster
    Vizslas Nancy J. Anderson
    Vizslas Pam M. Williams
    Vizslas Rachael L. Murphy
    Vizslas Susan Muir
    Welsh Terriers Caryn P. Stevens
    Welsh Terriers Mary E. Duafala
    Welsh Terriers Pamela Allen
    West Highland White Terriers Lori L. Tuttle
    Whippets Harold O. Tatro
    Whippets Jeanne F. Lambertsen
    Wire Fox Terriers Michele L. Smith
    Yorkshire Terriers Crystal A. Messersmith
    English Cocker Spaniel Terri Burrows
    Golden Retrievers Nancy L. Gratiot

  • Bronze +

    Affenpinschers Dani L. Rosenberry
    Affenpinschers James A. Underwood
    Afghan Hounds Deborah S. Peters
    Akitas Linda Wolf
    Akitas Victoria L. McConnell
    American Eskimo Dogs Barbara E. Beynon
    American Eskimo Dogs Carol A. Nassif
    American Eskimo Dogs Lenise K. Redding
    American Foxhound Phyllis Snell
    Australian Cattle Dogs Kimberly Jo-Ann Robinson
    Australian Shepherds Kim A. Buffum
    Australian Shepherds Michelle D. Ambrosius
    Barbet Stacy B. Able
    Basenjis Laura A. Gilchrist
    Basenjis Linda D. Siekert
    Basset Hounds Donald W. Bullock
    Basset Hounds Pamela L. Bullock
    Beaucerons Angie Robertson
    Beaucerons Susan Griffin
    Belgian Malinois Angela Silvestri
    Berger Picards Valerie A. Black
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Sharon L. Montville
    Bichon Frises Linda J. Rowe
    Biewer Terriers Debarah G. Billings
    Black and Tan Coonhounds Amanda M. Pillow
    Black and Tan Coonhounds Traci A. Mitchell
    Border Collies Amy Novak Harsch
    Border Collies Lisa J. McWilliams
    Border Collies Lisa M. Pruka
    Border Collies Robin L Elliott
    Border Terrier Tracy L Van Niel
    Border Terriers Elizabeth Crisp Blake
    Borzoi Dale Parks
    Borzoi Karin Johnson
    Borzoi Karla Smith DVM
    Borzoi Leah N. Lanier
    Boson  Terrier Janice L. Swoffard
    Boston Terriers Shirley Sanders
    Boston Terriers Susan LeCalsey
    Bouviers des Flandres Lynn Vellios
    Brittanys Anne B. Henry
    Brittany Joy Ory
    Brittanys Shellie M. Sytsma
    Brittanys Todd Pamenter
    Bulldogs Betsy L. Love
    Bulldogs Corrine Long
    Bulldogs Kimberly M. Lai
    Bulldogs Michael R. Rathje
    Bullmastiffs Charlotte A. Roberts
    Bullmastiffs V. Valerie Vessey
    Cane Corsos Yvonne A. Aleman
    Cardigan Welsh Corgis Holly J. Goldman-Craig
    Cardigan Weslsh Corgis Barbara R. Miller
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Kristine M. Schmidt
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Susan Van Luchene
    Chihuahua Rachael L. Murphy
    Chinese Crested Rachael L. Murphy
    Chinese Shar-Pei Catherine M. Mall
    Cocker Spaniels Jacqueline M. Makoujy
    Cocker Spaniels Kelly L. Scholting
    Collies Alexzandra L. Erb
    Collies Chandra L. Flaim
    Cotons de Tulear Adrianne L. Dering
    Cotons de Tulear Melinda S. Amsden
    Dachshunds Brenna P. Carlisle
    Dachshunds Chris L. Schulke
    Dachshunds Cliff Ramos
    Dachshunds David R. Hass
    Dachshunds Gail J. Tutt
    Dachshunds Karin B. Ashe
    Dachshunds Leslie E. Savoye
    Dachshunds Mary C. Boyle
    Dachshunds Melissa M. Sworab
    Dachshunds Nancy Z. Prouty
    Dachshunds Stephanie A. Hass
    Dachshunds Vicki M Spencer
    Dachshunds Victoria L. McConnell
    Dachshunds Walter D. Cunningham
    Dalmatians Beth Anne Johnson
    Dalmatians Toni L. Linstedt
    Doberman Pinschers Melinda S. Moyer
    Doberman Pinschers Thomas F. Moyer III
    Dogues de Bordeaux Joy L. Chicatelli
    English Springer Spaniel Terri k. Bounty
    English Springer Spaniels Carol M. Rushing
    English Springer Spaniels Dani L. Rosenberry
    Entlebucher Mountain Dogs Rebecca Hahn DVM
    Finnish Spitz Michelle S. Leathers
    German Pinschers Lorraine E. Shore
    German Shepherd Dogs Lynn P. Goswick
    German Shorthaired Pointers Cheryl L. Thrall
    German Shorthaired Pointers Michelle E. Wiberg
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Jo E. Lynn
    Golden Retriever Jaqueline J Morasco
    Golden Retrievers Ann Chase
    Golden Retrievers C. Maxie Bowen
    Golden Retrievers Cynthia A. Binder
    Golden Retrievers Douglas E. Windsor
    Golden Retrievers Jacqueline J. Morasco
    Golden Retrievers Janis L. Berie
    Golden Retrievers Kera J. Ferri
    Golden Retrievers Kristin J. Ozmun-Sipus
    Golden Retrievers Robin R. Bowen
    Golden Retrievers Sandra L. Scudder
    Golden Retrievers Viginia L. Pastor
    Great Danes Colleen Assell-Carra
    Great Danes James Conroy
    Great Danes Michelle Conroy
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Dana Hounsell
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Holly B. Webb
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Kimberly M. Woollard
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Michael J. Rusk II
    Havanese Karen H. Early
    Havanese Robert W. Burns
    Havanese Vicki L. Gray
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Jo-Ann Secondino
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Sheryl E. Thelen
    Irish Red & White Setters Christina Phillips
    Irish Red & White Setters Evangeline L. Devlin
    Irish Red & White Setters Judy A. Baumgartner
    Irish Red & White Setters Robert F.Devlin
    Irish Terriers Eduardo T. Fugiwara
    Irish Terriers Sean F. Mansfield
    Keeshonden Kathy D. Gray
    Keeshonden Kimberly A. Wallace-Schall
    Keeshonden Rev. Ruthann Seibert
    Kerry Blue Terriers Stephanie Clark
    Kuvazsok Matthew R. Ginter
    Lakeland Terriers Harold O. Tatro
    Leonbergers Julie S. Pepper
    Leonbergers Lara Bohinc
    Leonbergers Wendy R. Jones
    Lhasa Apso Julia L. Adams
    Miniature American Shepherds Jessey J. Horn
    Miniature American Shepherds Tonya A Schaefer
    Miniature Bull Terriers Kathleen M. Coffman
    Newfoundlands Dawn M. Staffen
    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Francine W Kaplan
    Papillons Carol R. Lauren-Schmidt
    Papillons Julia King
    Papillons Marichin C. Uriarte
    Parson Russell Terriers Judith R. Slater-Moody
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Barbara Hughes
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Leslie Gene Reed
    Pointers Cheryl E. Green
    Poodles Barbara C. Hoopes
    Poodles John B. Pittman
    Poodles L. Darlene B. Kelley
    Poodles LaVonne M. Santee
    Portuguese Podengo Pequenos Margaret Mary Boisture
    Portuguese Podengo Pequenos Sandra Gillen
    Portuguese Water Dogs Amy C. Lane
    Portuguese Water Dogs Andrew Kalmanash
    Portuguese Water Dogs Angela Kalmanash
    Portuguese Water Dogs Benita G. Bottom-Svitchan
    Portuguese Water Dogs Bill J. Waters
    Portuguese Water Dogs Janet L. Boyd
    Portuguese Water Dogs Lisa J. McClish-Boyles
    Portuguese Water Dogs Matthew J. Davis
    Portuguese Water Dogs Rebecca L. Morin
    Portuguese Water Dogs Ruff-Wave Knl
    Pugs Cynthia D. Howe
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Andrea Stone
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Asta Palmer
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Dale Parks
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Densi J. Rushing
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Heather K. MacPhail
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Julie S. Buss
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Kasey A. Parks
    Rottweilers Anneliese Tschannen
    Rottweilers Elaine P. Starry
    Rottweilers Karen L. Bang
    Rottweilers Linda Sittig
    Rottweilers Pamela S. Boles
    Rottweilers Pauline J. Karalia
    Rottweilers Stephanie Lubbers
    Salukis Mark D. Huddleston
    Scottish Terriers Cliff E. Hewitt
    Sealyham Terriers Lisa Inman Lee
    Shiba Inus Kathy B Bube
    Shiba Inus Lori B. Pendergast
    Shih Tzu Debi L. Buchholz
    Shih Tzu Gay D. Eckes
    Siberian Huskies Elizabeth C. Chism
    Soft Coated Wheaton Terriers Thomas J. Neill
    Standard Schnauzers Amy E. Shaffer
    Standard Schnauzers Melanie J. Cardell
    Standard Schnauzers Rene A. Nunzir
    Tibetan Terriers Stacey L. La Forge
    Vizsla Ritu Mihir
    Vizslas Carole Stout
    Vizslas Karen Beckwith
    Vizslas Karen L. Lake
    Vizslas Laurel S. Medley
    Vizslas Phil Stout
    Weimaraner David B Reynolds
    Weimaraner Mary Ann Richard
    Welsh Springer Spaniels Andrea M. Pease
    Welsh Terriers Kristine M. Nelson
    Welsh Terriers Matt O’Farrell
    Whippets Donna R. Miner
    Wire Fox Terriers Charlene K. Czarnecki
    Wirehaired Vizslas Nancy B. Edmunds