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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 1/25/22, last updated 1/26/22)

  • Platinum +

    Akitas Colleen Sullivan
    Basenjis Sally Wuornos
    Basenjis Tad Brooks
    Bedlington Terriers Lucy Heyman
    Belgian Sheepdogs Lorra Miller
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Stacy Temples
    Border Terriers Ms. Harriet Haydon
    Borzois Sandra Moore
    Bouviers des Flandres Sandi Lyon
    Bulldogs Cody T. Sickle
    Cardigan Welsh Corgis Cathryn L. Ochs-Cline
    Chinese Shar-Pei Bonnie Stoney
    Dachshunds Anne Carson
    Dachshunds Pramada Knl
    Dachshunds Susan M. Jones
    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 Capt. Jean L. Heath
    Lakeland Terriers Pat Rock
    Miniature American Shepherds Melissa Zobell
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Susan Strickland
    Pointers Rachael Murphy
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Dorothea Simberlund
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Marina Renee Lara, D.V.M.
    Pointers (German Wirehaired) Helen Witt
    Poodles Marie Hedeman
    Portuguese Water Dogs Cathy Dugan
    Portuguese Water Dogs Dr. Linda M. Fowler
    Portuguese Water Dogs Jane Harding
    Rat Terriers Stacy Mcwilliams
    Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) Dyane Baldwin
    Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) Joanne Silver
    Retrievers (Flat-Coated) Joyce Brackney
    Rottweilers Daviann Mitchell
    Rottweilers Teresa Bradley
    Rottweilers Thomas Woodward
    Scottish Terriers Dr. Vandra L. Huber
    Shetland Sheepdogs Sylvia Calderwood
    Silky Terriers Sandy Mesmer
    Standard Schnauzers Liz Hansen
    Standard Schnauzers Renee E. Pope
    Tibetan Terriers Susan M. Carr
    Vizslas Beth T. Kirven
    Vizslas Beverley A. Wanjon
    Vizslas Kathy Engelsman
    Vizslas Linda Durham
    Vizslas Mrs. Kathy A. Rust
    Whippets Donna Lynch

  • Gold +

    Airedale Terriers Margo Dupre
    American Staffordshire Terriers Lorene Wilson
    American Staffordshire Terriers Michelle Aguillard
    Australian Cattle Dogs Connie P. Hayes
    Basenjis Chris Maxka
    Belgian Malinois Mrs. Susan Williamson
    Belgian Sheepdogs Terri Ann Votava
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Mrs. Sara L. Karl
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Sharon S. Johnson
    Bloodhounds Susan Lacroix Hamil
    Border Collies Karen Moureaux
    Border Terriers Sandra L. Gillen
    Borzois Barbara Ewing
    Borzois Leonore Abordo
    Boston Terriers Joyce M. Davis
    Boston Terriers Thomas J. Davis
    Brittanys Christine Ward-Weber
    Brittanys Karen Hanson
    Bullmastiffs Eric F. Long
    Chihuahuas Junko Guichon
    Chow Chows Linda Love Banghart
    Dachshunds Margaret E. Peat
    Dachshunds Marianne Mccullough
    Dachshunds Mrs. Anne M. Schmidt
    Dachshunds Susan M. Jones
    Dalmatians Connie M. Wagner
    Dalmatians Denise M. Powell
    Dalmatians Eva E. Berg
    Dalmatians Mary-Lynn K. Jensen, Ph.D.
    Dalmatians Meg Ispas-Hennessey
    Dalmatians Mrs. Diana L. Skibinski
    Doberman Pinschers Cheryl Green
    French Bulldogs Kathy Clayton
    German Pinschers Amy Issleib
    German Pinschers F. Lynann Stuby
    German Pinschers Jill Eastman
    Great Danes Lenni Brett Cipriotti
    Great Danes Ms. Patricia A. Ciampa
    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 Kristin Krumpe
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Laurie Carmody
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Lisa K. Simonsen
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Mrs. Deanna Never
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Norman Christensen
    Greyhounds Laurie Soutar
    Havanese Arlene Etzig
    Ibizan Hounds Sarah Murphy
    Keeshonden Suzette Lefebvre
    Kuvasok Lynn M Roberts
    Miniature American Shepherds Kim Gardner
    Newfoundlands Denise Linda Castonguay
    Papillons Sherrie Puzak
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Stephanie S. Hedgepath
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Dorothea Hand
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Julia A. Carroll
    Pointers (German Wirehaired) Angela E. Johnson
    Pointers (German Wirehaired) Judy Cheshire
    Poodles Julie Borst-Reed
    Portuguese Water Dogs Mary Salvary
    Pugs Joy Barbieri
    Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) Kim Peckman
    Retrievers (Flat-Coated) Ann T. Mcconnell
    Retrievers (Flat-Coated) Mr. Douglas Windsor
    Retrievers (Flat-Coated) Rachel T. Hill
    Retrievers (Golden) Gayle L. Watkins
    Retrievers (Golden) Renee Schulte
    Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) Laurie Geyer
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Tammy Lynch
    Rottweilers Mrs. Sharon M. Marples
    Rottweilers Ms. Cathleen A. Rubens
    Rottweilers Tamra M. Bojarski
    Samoyeds Carol Montgomery
    Samoyeds Kathy Bube
    Schipperkes Dr. Mary Kraus
    Shiba Inu David C. Gordon
    Shiba Inu Gail Gordon
    Shiba Inu Laura Perkinson
    Spaniels (English Cocker) Betty Ganung
    Spaniels (English Cocker) Sally Rosenthal
    Spaniels (English Cocker) Terri Burrows
    Spaniels (Welsh Springer) Sandra N. Holmes
    Standard Schnauzers Linda Dobbie
    Standard Schnauzers Patricia M. White
    Vizslas Jill Brennan
    Vizslas Nancy Edmunds
    Vizslas Ruth Sinclair-Stephens
    Weimaraners Billie R. Thompson
    Welsh Terriers Charlene Czarnecki

  • Silver +

    Affenpinschers Pramada Knl
    Afghan Hounds Lynda Hicks
    Airedale Terriers April Clyde
    American Eskimo Dogs Patrea L. Pabst
    Basenjis Susan Marsicano
    Basenjis Vickie Jacobs
    Beagles Mrs. Ann Harris-Chaffin
    Belgian Malinois Carolyn Kaiser
    Belgian Sheepdogs Sherri Swabb
    Berger Picards Liz Hansen
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Darcy Babb
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Georgeann Reeve
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Mary-Ann Sontag Bowman, Ph.D.
    Border Terriers Mrs. Ardith Dahlstrom
    Borzois Jamie Bobrowski
    Borzois Kasey A. Parks
    Borzois Kc Thompson
    Borzois Renee Mccartin
    Boston Terriers Beverly Bulson
    Boston Terriers Pamela Preston
    Boston Terriers Thomas J. Davis
    Brittanys Connie Marie Strom
    Brittanys Helen Riggle
    Brittanys Sheryl L. Rilea
    Bulldogs Mr. George Lai
    Canaan Dogs Mrs. Christina C. Miller
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Valerie Cromer
    Chow Chows Cathy Clapp
    Chow Chows Robert Banghart
    Cirnechi dell’Etna M Lucia Prieto
    Dachshunds Barbara Skaer
    Dachshunds Brenda J. Nichols
    Dachshunds Carol Burton
    Dachshunds Kathryn Ryan
    Dachshunds Marie Hamaker
    Dachshunds Melissa M. Keshlear
    Dachshunds Ms. Lexa Richmond
    Dachshunds Pamala J. Hopkins
    Dachshunds Sandy Arnold
    Dalmatians Barbara E. Allison
    Dalmatians Carey Moreschini
    Dalmatians Jan Linne
    Dalmatians Rebecca Montgomery
    English Toy Spaniels John R. Wood, Jr.
    Entlebucher Mountain Dogs Anna Wallace
    German Pinschers Ms. Kimberle Schiff
    German Shepherd Dogs Lynda E. Bragg-Workman
    German Shepherd Dogs Rebecca M. Little
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Ara Lynn
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Mary A. Mcdaniel, D.V.M.
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Theresa Nesbitt
    Great Danes T. Lynn Adams
    Great Danes Tami Bradford
    Great Danes Zee Strate
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Janelle Kaiser
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Kimberly Woollard
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Lori Price
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Mary Beth Usery
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Blake Williams
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Stacey Sucky
    Irish Setters Karren L Harrison
    Keeshonden Doris Meadowcroft
    Keeshonden Jean Gauchat Hargis
    Keeshonden Karen Evasuik
    Keeshonden Margaret Bissell
    Keeshonden Melinda Hughes
    Leonbergers Wendy Jones
    Manchester Terriers Dianna L. Texter
    Manchester Terriers Mari-Beth O’Neill
    Miniature Pinschers Gretchen S. Hofheins-Wackerfuss
    Miniature Schnauzers Capt. Jean L. Heath
    Newfoundlands Laura Rader
    Papillons Anita Wright
    Papillons Diana Sayre
    Papillons Sally (Sissy) Hill
    Parson Russell Terriers Judith R. Slater-Moody
    Pekingese Cheryl S. Chang
    Pekingese Dr. Raymundo W. Lo
    Pharaoh Hounds Jayme Jones
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Ann D. Carter
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Sandra Maks
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Tina M. Craig
    Pointers (German Wirehaired) Garnett Persinger
    Pointers (German Wirehaired) Lisa George
    Poodles Deborah Schnulle
    Poodles Eva Marie Mitchell
    Poodles Jennifer L. Brueser
    Poodles Maryln T. Brooks
    Poodles Wendy Cronkrite
    Portuguese Water Dogs Linda K. Hunt
    Portuguese Water Dogs Michael Dugan
    Pugs Carolyn J. Fisher
    Pugs Dr. Danielle M. Campi
    Pugs Phillip G. Fisher
    Pumik Chris Levy
    Pumik Thomas Levy
    Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) Laura A. Chambers
    Retrievers (Golden) Doranne Borsay Horowitz
    Retrievers (Golden) Nancy L. Gratiot
    Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) Joy Annunziato
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Angie R. Hartley
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Asta Palmer
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Dr. Ryan Buzard
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Patty Olney
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Sarah Hartwig
    Rottweilers Evie Lynn
    Salukis Sharon A. Walls
    Samoyeds Ms. Cheri Hollenback
    Scottish Terriers Lisa Inman Lee
    Setters (Irish) Bruce A. Foote
    Setters (Irish) Gail Jackson
    Setters (Irish) Janet Ziech
    Setters (Irish) John O. Jackson
    Setters (Irish) Mary C. Lamphier
    Setters (Irish) Mary P. Foote
    Setters (Irish) Tamara Jackson
    Setters (Irish) Wendy L. Culbertson
    Shetland Sheepdogs Krystn M. Messer
    Shih Tzu Vicki Carder
    Spaniels (Cocker) Judie Posner
    Spaniels (Cocker) Stephanie Kaul
    Spaniels (English Springer) Barbara Mcdougall
    Spaniels (English Springer) Judy A. Manley
    Standard Schnauzers James E. Pope, Jr.
    Standard Schnauzers Kathleen Dvorak
    Standard Schnauzers Kellae Fischer
    Tibetan Spaniels Julia Adams-Powers
    Toy Fox Terriers Sheryl Irwin
    Vizslas Britt Jung
    Vizslas Carla Slabaugh
    Vizslas Cathy J. Gallagher
    Vizslas Debbie Sullivan
    Vizslas Edwin Foster, Jr.
    Vizslas Karen Lake
    Vizslas Nancy Anderson
    Vizslas Pam Williams
    Vizslas Rachael Murphy
    Vizslas Susan Muir
    Vizslas Susan Nakamura
    Weimaraners Peggy Ernst
    Welsh Terriers Caryn Stevens
    Welsh Terriers Mary Duafala
    Welsh Terriers Pamela Allen
    West Highland White Terriers Lori Tuttle
    Whippets Jeanne Lambertsen
    Whippets Mr. Harold “Red” Tatro, III
    Yorkshire Terriers Crystal Messersmith

  • Bronze +

    Affenpinschers James Underwood
    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
    Anatolian Shepherd Dogs Catherine O’Brien
    Australian Cattle Dogs Kimberly Robinson
    Australian Shepherds Kim Buffum
    Australian Shepherds Michelle Ambrosius
    Barbets Stacy Able
    Basenjis Kelli Harmon
    Basenjis Laura Gilchrist
    Basenjis Linda Daves Siekert
    Basset Hounds Donald Bullock
    Basset Hounds Pamela Bullock
    Beagles Mrs. Jennifer Bell
    Beaucerons Angie Robertson
    Beaucerons Susan Griffin
    Belgian Malinois Angela Silvestri
    Belgian Sheepdogs Dr. Mary Kraus
    Berger Picards Valerie Black
    Bernese Mountain Dogs Sharon L. Montville
    Bichons Frises Linda Rowe, Ph.D.
    Biewer Terriers Debarah Billings
    Black and Tan Coonhounds Amanda M. Pillow
    Black and Tan Coonhounds Traci Mitchell
    Bloodhounds Ms. Deirdre Rahn
    Border Collies Amy Novak Harsch
    Border Collies Lisa J. Mcwilliams
    Border Collies Lisa M. Pruka
    Border Collies Robin Elliott
    Border Terriers Elizabeth Crisp Blake
    Border Terriers Tracy L. Van Niel
    Borzois Karin Johnson
    Borzois Karla Smith, D.V.M.
    Borzois Leah N. Lanier
    Boston Terriers Janice Swofford
    Boston Terriers Shirley Sanders
    Boston Terriers Susan Lecalsey
    Bouviers des Flandres Lynn L. Vellios
    Bouviers des Flandres Sunny J. Deyoung
    Brittanys Ann H. Short
    Brittanys Anne B. Henry
    Brittanys John Short, Sr.
    Brittanys Joy Ory
    Brittanys Shellie Sytsma
    Brittanys Todd Parmenter
    Bulldogs Betsy Love
    Bulldogs Corrinne Long
    Bulldogs Kimberly Lai
    Bulldogs Michael Rathje
    Bullmastiffs Charlotte Roberts
    Bullmastiffs V. Valerie Vessey
    Cane Corso Yvonne Annette Aleman
    Cardigan Welsh Corgis Barbara R. Miller
    Cardigan Welsh Corgis Holly J. Goldman-Craig
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Daviann Mitchell
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Kristine M. Schmidt
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Susan Van Luchene
    Chihuahuas Rachael Murphy
    Chihuahuas Terry Stackhouse
    Chinese Shar-Pei Catherine M. Mall
    Collies Alexzandra Erb
    Collies Chandra Flaim
    Coton de Tulear Adrianne L. Dering
    Coton de Tulear Melinda Amsden
    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 Nancy Z. Prouty
    Dachshunds Stephanie A. Hass
    Dachshunds Vicki Spencer
    Dachshunds Walter D. Cunningham
    Dalmatians Beth Anne Johnson
    Dalmatians Cathy Dugan
    Dalmatians Toni Linstedt
    Doberman Pinschers Melinda Moyer
    Doberman Pinschers Thomas Moyer, III
    Dogues de Bordeaux Joy L. Chicatelli, Esq.
    Entlebucher Mountain Dogs Rebecca Hahn
    Finnish Spitz Michelle Leathers
    Fox Terriers (Wire) Charlene Czarnecki
    German Pinschers Lorraine Shore
    German Shepherd Dogs Lynn Goswick
    Glen of Imaal Terriers Jo Lynn
    Great Danes Colleen Assell-Carra
    Great Danes James Conroy
    Great Danes Lucy Conroy
    Great Danes Mrs. Michelle Conroy
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Dana Hounsell
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Holly B. Webb
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Michael Rusk, II
    Havanese Karen Early
    Havanese Miss Anna L. Faust
    Havanese Robert Wm Burns
    Havanese Vicki Gray
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Jo-Ann Secondino
    Icelandic Sheepdogs Sheryl Thelen
    Irish Terriers Eduardo Toshio Fugiwara
    Irish Terriers Sean Mansfield
    Keeshonden Kathy Gray
    Keeshonden Kimberly Wallace-Schall
    Keeshonden Rev. Ruthann Seibert
    Kerry Blue Terriers Stephanie Clark
    Kuvaszok Matthew Ginther
    Lakeland Terriers Mr. Harold “Red” Tatro, III
    Leonbergers Julie S. Hatlas-Pepper
    Leonbergers Lara Bohinc
    Lhasa Apsos Julia Adams-Powers
    Manchester Terriers Christina Caridis
    Miniature American Shepherds Jessey Horn
    Miniature American Shepherds Tonya Schaefer
    Miniature Bull Terriers Kathleen M. Coffman
    Miniature Schnauzers Thomas Levy
    Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes Sheryl Fuller
    Newfoundlands Dawn M. Staffen
    Papillons Carol R. Lauren-Schmidt
    Papillons Jennifer Able-Jones
    Papillons Julia King
    Papillons Marichin C. Uriarte
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Barbara Hughes
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Janice Palmer
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis Leslie Gene Reed
    Pharaoh Hounds Bekki Pina
    Pointers Cheryl Green
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Cheryl L. Thrall
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Karin S. Cecil
    Pointers (German Shorthaired) Michelle Wiberg
    Poodles Barbara C. Hoopes
    Poodles Darlene Kelley
    Poodles John B. Pittman
    Poodles Lavonne Santee
    Portuguese Podengo Pequenos Sandra L. Gillen
    Portuguese Water Dogs Amy Lane
    Portuguese Water Dogs Angela Kalmanash
    Portuguese Water Dogs Benita Bottom-Svitchan
    Portuguese Water Dogs Bill J. Waters
    Portuguese Water Dogs Charles Mccallum
    Portuguese Water Dogs Janet Lee Boyd
    Portuguese Water Dogs Lisa Mcclish – Boyles
    Portuguese Water Dogs Lynda Mccallum
    Portuguese Water Dogs Matthew J. Davis
    Portuguese Water Dogs Mr. Andrew I. Kalmanash
    Portuguese Water Dogs Ms. Rebecca Morin
    Portuguese Water Dogs Ruff-Wave Knl
    Pugs Cynthia D. Howe
    Pulik Kathy Allen
    Pumik Ildiko Repasi
    Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) Dawn Logan
    Retrievers (Golden) Ann Chase
    Retrievers (Golden) C. Maxie Bowen
    Retrievers (Golden) Catherine Bourland
    Retrievers (Golden) Ginnie Pastor
    Retrievers (Golden) Jacqueline J. Morasco
    Retrievers (Golden) Janis L. Berie
    Retrievers (Golden) Kara Ferri
    Retrievers (Golden) Kristin Ozmun-Sipus
    Retrievers (Golden) Mr. Douglas Windsor
    Retrievers (Golden) Patricia A. Herschman
    Retrievers (Golden) Robin R. Bowen
    Retrievers (Golden) Sandra Scudder
    Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) Alyson D. Casper
    Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) Francine W. Kaplan
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Andrea Stone
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Dale Parks
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Densi Rushing
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Heather Macphail
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Julie S. Buss
    Rhodesian Ridgebacks Kasey A. Parks
    Rottweilers Elaine Starry
    Rottweilers Karen Bang
    Rottweilers Linda Sittig
    Rottweilers Mrs. Pamela Schroeder
    Rottweilers Ms. Anneliese Tschannen
    Rottweilers Pauline Karalia
    Rottweilers Stephanie Lubbers
    Salukis Mark Heddleston
    Scottish Terriers Cliff Hewitt
    Scottish Terriers Rod Ott
    Setters (Irish Red and White) Christina Phillips
    Setters (Irish Red and White) Evangeline Devlin
    Setters (Irish Red and White) Judy Baumgartner
    Setters (Irish Red and White) Robert Devlin
    Shiba Inu Kathy Bube
    Shiba Inu Lori B. Pendergast
    Shih Tzu Deborah Buchholz
    Shih Tzu Gay D. Eckes
    Siberian Huskies Elizabeth Chism
    Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers Thomas Neill
    Spaniels (Cocker) Jacqueline M. Makoujy
    Spaniels (Cocker) Kelly Scholting
    Spaniels (English Springer) Carol M. Rushing
    Spaniels (English Springer) Dani L. Rosenberry
    Spaniels (English Springer) Terri Bounty
    Spaniels (Welsh Springer) Andrea M. Pease
    Staffordshire Bull Terriers Lorene Wilson
    Standard Schnauzers Amy Shaffer
    Standard Schnauzers Melanie Cardell
    Standard Schnauzers Ms. Rene A. Nunzir
    Tibetan Terriers Stacey La Forge
    Vizslas Ashley Uffman
    Vizslas Carol E. Rappaport
    Vizslas Carole Stout
    Vizslas Karen Beckwith
    Vizslas Laurel Medley
    Vizslas Phil Stout
    Vizslas Ritu Mihir
    Weimaraners David Reynolds
    Weimaraners Mary Ann Richard
    Welsh Terriers Kristine M. Nelson
    Welsh Terriers Matt O’Farrell
    Whippets Donna Miner
    Wirehaired Vizslas Nancy Edmunds