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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 5/19/20, last updated 5/21/20)

  • Platinum +

    Affenpinschers Pramada Knl
    Basenjis Sally Wuornos
    Basenjis Tad Brooks
    Bedlington Terriers Lucy Heyman
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Stacy Temples
    Border Terriers Ms. Harriet Haydon
    Borzois Sandra Moore
    Bouviers des Flandres Sandi Lyon
    Bulldogs Cody T. Sickle
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Dyane M. Baldwin
    Chihuahuas Rachael Murphy
    Chinese Shar-Pei Bonnie Stoney
    Dachshunds Anne Carson
    Dachshunds Pramada Knl
    Dachshunds Susan M. Jones
    Dalmatians Cathy Dugan
    German Shorthaired Pointers Marina R. Lara, D.V.M.
    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 Capt. Jean L. Heath
    Pointers Rachael Murphy
    Poodles Marie Hedeman
    Portuguese Water Dogs Cathy Dugan
    Portuguese Water Dogs Jane Harding
    Rottweilers Daviann Mitchell
    Scottish Terriers Dr. Vandra L. Huber
    Shetland Sheepdogs Sylvia Calderwood
    Silky Terriers Sandy Mesmer
    Tibetan Terriers Susan M. Carr
    Vizslas Kathy A. Rust
    Vizslas Kathy Engelsman
    Vizslas Rachael Murphy
    Whippets Donna D. Lynch

  • Gold +

    Airedale Terriers Margo Dupre
    American Staffordshire Terriers Lorene Wilson
    American Staffordshire Terriers Michelle Aguillard
    Australian Cattle Dogs Connie P. Hayes
    Australian Shepherds Melissa Zobell
    Belgian Malinois Susan Williamson
    Belgian Sheepdogs Terri A. Votava
    Bloodhounds Susan L. Hamil
    Border Terriers Sandra L. Gillen
    Borzois Barbara Ewing
    Borzois Dr. Susan Van De Water
    Boston Terriers Joyce M. Davis
    Boston Terriers Thomas J. Davis
    Brittanys Christine Ward-Weber
    Brittanys Karen Hanson
    Bullmastiffs Eric F. Long
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Kim Peckman
    Chow Chows Linda L. Banghart
    Dachshunds Margaret E. Peat
    Dachshunds Mrs. Anne M. Schmidt
    Dalmatians Connie M. Wagner
    Dalmatians Denise M. Powell
    Dalmatians Mary-Lynn K. Jensen, Ph.D.
    Dalmatians Meg Ispas-Hennessey
    Doberman Pinschers Cheryl Green
    English Cocker Spaniels Betty Ganung
    English Cocker Spaniels Terri Burrows
    Flat-Coated Retrievers Ann T. McConnell
    Flat-Coated Retrievers Dr. Rachel T. Hill
    German Pinschers F L. Stuby
    German Pinschers Jill Eastman
    German Shorthaired Pointers Julia A. Carroll
    German Wirehaired Pointers Angela E. Johnson
    German Wirehaired Pointers Judy Cheshire
    Golden Retrievers Gayle L. Watkins
    Great Danes Teresa La Brie
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Bonnie Huett
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Dalena Christensen
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Kathleen Borgmeyer
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Lisa K. Simonsen
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Norman Christensen
    Greyhounds Laurie Soutar
    Havanese Arlene Etzig
    Ibizan Hounds Sarah Murphy
    Keeshonden Suzette Lefebvre
    Lhasa Apsos Cassandra De La Rosa
    Miniature American Shepherds Kim Gardner
    Miniature American Shepherds Melissa Zobell
    Newfoundlands Denise Castonguay
    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers Laurie Geyer
    Pointers Cheryl Green
    Poodles Julie Reed
    Rat Terriers Stacy McWilliams
    Rottweilers Mrs. Sharon M. Marples
    Rottweilers Tamra M. Bojarski
    Samoyeds Kathy Bube
    Shiba Inu David C. Gordon
    Shiba Inu Gail Gordon
    Shiba Inu Kathy Bube
    Standard Schnauzers Dr. Linda D. Dobbie
    Standard Schnauzers Linda Dobbie
    Vizslas Beth T. Kirven
    Vizslas Jill Brennan
    Vizslas Nancy Edmunds
    Weimaraners Billie R. Thompson
    Welsh Springer Spaniels Sandra N. Holmes
    Welsh Terriers Charlene Czarnecki
    Wire Fox Terriers Charlene Czarnecki
    Vizslas Nancy Edmunds

  • Silver +

    Affenpinschers Pramada Knl
    Afghan Hounds John R. Wood, Jr.
    Afghan Hounds Lynda Hicks
    American Eskimo Dogs Patrea L. Pabst
    Basenjis Susan Marsicano
    Basenjis Vickie S. Jacobs
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Darcy Babb
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Georgeann Reeve
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Mary-Ann Sontag Bowman, Ph.D.
    Borzois Kasey A. Parks
    Borzois KC Thompson
    Borzois Leonore Abordo
    Boston Terriers Pamela Preston
    Brittanys Connie Strom
    Brittanys Helen Riggle
    Brittanys Sheryl L. Rilea
    Bulldogs Mr. George Lai
    Canaan Dogs Christina Miller
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Laura A. Chambers
    Chihuahuas Rachael Murphy
    Chinese Crested Rachael Murphy
    Chow Chows Cathy Clapp
    Chow Chows Robert Banghart
    Cirnechi dell’Etna M Lucia Prieto
    Cocker Spaniels Judie Posner
    Dachshunds Carol Burton
    Dachshunds Kathryn Ryan
    Dachshunds Marianne McCullough
    Dachshunds Melissa M. Keshlear
    Dachshunds Pramada Knl
    English Cocker Spaniels Terri L. Burrows
    English Springer Spaniels Judy A. Manley
    English Toy Spaniels John R. Wood, Jr.
    Entlebucher Mountain Dogs Anna Wallace
    German Pinschers Amy Issleib
    German Pinschers Ms. Kimberle Schiff
    German Shepherd Dogs Lynda E. Bragg-Workman
    German Shorthaired Pointers Thomas H. Levy
    German Shorthaired Pointers Tina M. Craig
    German Wirehaired Pointers Garnett Persinger
    German Wirehaired Pointers Lisa M. George
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Ara Lynn
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Mary A. McDaniel, D.V.M.
    Golden Retrievers Doranne B. Horowitz
    Golden Retrievers Nancy L. Gratiot
    Great Danes Lenni B. Cipriotti
    Great Danes Tami Bradford
    Great Danes Zee Strate
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Anna Wallace
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Janelle Kaiser
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Kimberly Woollard
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Blake Williams
    Irish Setters Gail Jackson
    Irish Setters Janet Ziech
    Irish Setters John O. 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 G. Hargis
    Keeshonden Karen Evasuik
    Lakeland Terriers Capt. Jean L. Heath
    Lakeland Terriers Harold Tatro
    Manchester Terriers Dianna L. Texter
    Manchester Terriers Mari-Beth O’Neill
    Miniature American Shepherds Karey Marrs
    Miniature Schnauzers Capt. Jean L. Heath
    Miniature Schnauzers Thomas H. Levy
    Newfoundlands Laura Rader
    Papillons Anita Wright
    Papillons Diana Sayre
    Papillons Sally (Sissy) Hill
    Papillons Sherrie Puzak
    Pekingese Cheryl S. Chang
    Pekingese Dr. Raymundo W. Lo
    Pointers Rachael Murphy
    Poodles Deborah Schnulle
    Poodles Maryln T. Brooks
    Poodles Wendy Cronkrite
    Portuguese Water Dogs Linda K. Hunt
    Portuguese Water Dogs Mary Salvary
    Portuguese Water Dogs Michael Dugan
    Pugs Joy Barbieri
    Pugs Phillip G. Fisher
    Pumik Chris Levy
    Pumik Thomas H. Levy
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Angie R. Hartley
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Kasey A. Parks
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Sarah Hartwig
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Tammy Lynch
    Rottweilers Evie Lynn
    Salukis John R. Wood, Jr.
    Salukis Sharon A. Walls-Heddleston
    Scottish Terriers Lisa Inman Lee
    Sealyham Terriers Lisa Inman Lee
    Shetland Sheepdogs Krystn M. Messer
    Shih Tzu Vicki Carder
    Standard Schnauzers Kellae Fischer
    Toy Fox Terriers Sheryl Irwin
    Vizslas Britt Jung
    Vizslas Cathy J. Gallagher
    Vizslas Debbie Sullivan
    Vizslas Edwin Foster, Jr.
    Vizslas Nancy Anderson
    Vizslas Pam Williams
    Vizslas Rachael Murphy
    Vizslas Susan Muir
    Weimaraners Peggy Ernst
    Welsh Terriers Caryn Stevens
    West Highland White Terriers Lori Tuttle
    Whippets Harold Tatro
    Yorkshire Terriers Crystal Messersmith

  • Bronze +

    Affenpinschers Dani L. Rosenberry
    Afghan Hounds Deborah S. Peters
    Akitas Linda M. Wolf
    Akitas Victoria McConnell
    American Eskimo Dogs Carol Nassif
    American Eskimo Dogs Lenise Redding
    American Eskimo Dogs Ms. Barbara E. Beynon
    American Foxhounds Phyllis L. Snell
    Anatolian Shepherd Dogs Catherine O’Brien
    Australian Shepherds Kim Buffum
    Basenjis Laura Gilchrist
    Basenjis Linda D. Siekert
    Basset Hounds Donald Bullock
    Basset Hounds Pamela Bullock
    Belgian Malinois Angela Silvestri
    Berger Picards Valerie Black
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Sharon L. Montville
    Black and Tan Coonhounds Amanda M. Pillow
    Black and Tan Coonhounds Traci Mitchell
    Border Collies Lisa M. Pruka
    Border Collies Mrs. Lisa J. McWilliams
    Border Terriers Elizabeth C. Blake
    Border Terriers Tracy L. Van Niel
    Borzois Dale Parks
    Borzois Karin Johnson
    Borzois Kasey A. Parks
    Borzois Leah N. Lanier
    Boston Terriers Janice L. Swofford
    Boston Terriers Shirley Sanders
    Boston Terriers Susan LeCalsey
    Bouviers des Flandres Lynn L. Vellios
    Bouviers des Flandres Sunny DeYoung
    Brittanys Joy Ory
    Brittanys Todd Parmenter
    Bulldogs Betsy Love
    Bulldogs Corrinne Long
    Bulldogs Kimberly Lai
    Bulldogs Michael R. Rathje
    Bullmastiffs Charlotte Roberts
    Cardigan Welsh Corgis Barbara R. Miller
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Kristine M. Schmidt
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Susan Van Luchene
    Chihuahuas Rachael Murphy
    Chinese Crested Rachael Murphy
    Chinese Shar-Pei Catherine M. Mall
    Cocker Spaniels Jacqueline M. Makoujy
    Cocker Spaniels Kelly Scholting
    Collies Alexzandra Erb
    Collies Chandra Flaim
    Coton de Tulear Adrianne L. Dering
    Dachshunds Brenna Carlisle
    Dachshunds Chris Schulke
    Dachshunds Cliff Ramos
    Dachshunds David Hass
    Dachshunds Gail Tutt
    Dachshunds Karin B. Ashe
    Dachshunds Leslie E. Savoye
    Dachshunds Melissa M. Sworab
    Dachshunds Mrs. Mary C. Boyle
    Dachshunds Stephanie A. Hass
    Dachshunds Vicki Spencer
    Dachshunds Victoria McConnell
    Dachshunds Walter D. Cunningham
    Dalmatians Beth A. Johnson
    Dalmatians Cathy Dugan
    Doberman Pinschers Cheryl Green
    Doberman Pinschers Melinda Moyer
    Doberman Pinschers Thomas Moyer, III
    Dogues de Bordeaux Joy L. Chicatelli, Esq.
    English Springer Spaniels Carol M. Rushing
    English Springer Spaniels Dani L. Rosenberry
    English Springer Spaniels Terri K. Bounty
    Entlebucher Mountain Dogs Rebecca Hahn
    German Pinschers Lorraine Shore
    German Shorthaired Pointers Thomas H. Levy
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Jo Lynn
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Theresa Nesbitt
    Golden Retrievers Ann Chase
    Golden Retrievers C. Maxie Bowen
    Golden Retrievers Ginnie Pastor
    Golden Retrievers Janis L. Berie
    Golden Retrievers Kara Ferri
    Golden Retrievers Kristin Ozmun-Sipus
    Golden Retrievers Robin R. Bowen
    Great Danes Michelle Conroy
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Holly B. Webb
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Michael Rusk, II
    Havanese Karen Early
    Havanese Robert W. Burns
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Jo-Ann Secondino
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Sheryl Thelen
    Irish Red and White Setters Christina Phillips
    Irish Red and White Setters Evangeline Devlin
    Irish Red and White Setters Judy Baumgartner
    Irish Red and White Setters Robert Devlin
    Keeshonden Kathy Gray
    Keeshonden Kimberly Wallace-Schall
    Keeshonden MeLinda Hughes
    Keeshonden Rev. Ruthann Seibert
    Kerry Blue Terriers Stephanie Clark
    Lakeland Terriers Harold Tatro
    Leonbergers Julie S. Hatlas-Pepper
    Leonbergers Lara Bohinc
    Leonbergers Wendy Jones
    Miniature Bull Terriers Kathleen M. Coffman
    Miniature Schnauzers Thomas H. Levy
    Newfoundlands Dawn M. Staffen
    Papillons Julia King
    Papillons Marichin C. Uriarte
    Parson Russell Terriers Judith R. Slater-Moody
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Barbara Hughes
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Leslie G. Reed
    Pointers Cheryl Green
    Pointers Rachael Murphy
    Poodles Darlene Kelley
    Poodles Lavonne Santee
    Portuguese Podengo Pequenos Sandra L. Gillen
    Portuguese Water Dogs Amy C. Lane
    Portuguese Water Dogs Andrew Kalmanash
    Portuguese Water Dogs Bill J. Waters
    Portuguese Water Dogs Cathy Dugan
    Portuguese Water Dogs Janet L. Boyd
    Portuguese Water Dogs Lisa McClish – Boyles
    Portuguese Water Dogs Matthew J. Davis
    Portuguese Water Dogs Mr. Andrew I. Kalmanash
    Portuguese Water Dogs Rebecca L. Morin
    Portuguese Water Dogs Ruff-Wave Knl
    Pugs Dr. Danielle M. Campi
    Pumik Ildiko Repasi
    Pumik Thomas H. Levy
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Andrea Stone
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Asta Palmer
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Dale Parks
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Julie S. Buss
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Kasey A. Parks
    Rottweilers Anneliese Tschannen
    Rottweilers Karen Bang
    Rottweilers Pamela Boles
    Rottweilers Pauline Karalia
    Salukis Mark Heddleston
    Samoyeds Kathy Bube
    Scottish Terriers Cliff Hewitt
    Scottish Terriers Lisa Inman Lee
    Scottish Terriers Rod S. Ott
    Sealyham Terriers Lisa Inman Lee
    Shiba Inu Kathy Bube
    Shih Tzu Deborah Buchholz
    Shih Tzu Gay D. Eckes
    Siberian Huskies Elizabeth Chism
    Standard Schnauzers Amy Shaffer
    Standard Schnauzers Ms. Rene A. Nunzir
    Tibetan Terriers Stacey La Forge
    Tibetan Terriers Stacey La Forge
    Vizslas Carol E. Rappaport
    Vizslas Carole Stout
    Vizslas Karen Beckwith
    Vizslas Karen Lake
    Vizslas Nancy Edmunds
    Vizslas Phil Stout
    Vizslas Rachael Murphy
    Weimaraners David B Reynolds
    Weimaraners Mary Ann Richard
    Welsh Springer Spaniels Andrea M. Pease
    Welsh Terriers Charlene Czarnecki
    Welsh Terriers Matt O’Farrell
    Whippets Donna Miner
    Whippets Harold Tatro
    Wire Fox Terriers Charlene Czarnecki
    Wirehaired Vizslas Nancy Edmunds