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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 10/28/2019)

Platinum

Basenji Sally A. Wuornos
Basenjis Tad Brooks
Bedlington Terriers Lucy A. Heyman
Bernese Mountain Dogs Stacy Temples
Border Terriers Harriet Haydon
Borzoi Sandra R. Moore
Bouviers des Flandres Sandi Lyon
Bulldogs Cody T. Sickle
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
Greyhounds
Kimberly A. Fritzler
Keeshonden
Beth Blankenship
Kuvaszok
Constance D. Townsend
Kuvaszok Lynn S. Brady
Lakeland Terriers Jean L. Heath
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
Rottweilers Teresa Bradley
Rottweilers
Thom Woodward
Scottish Terriers Vandra L. Huber
Shetland Sheepdogs
Sylvia Calderwood
Silky Terriers
Sandy B. Mesmer
Tibetan Terriers Susan M. Carr
Vizslas Kathy A. Rust

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 Terri Ann Votava
Bloodhounds
Susan LaCroix Hamil
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
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Kim K. Peckman
Chow Chows
Linda Love Banghart
Dachshunds
Anne M. Schmidt
Dachshunds Margaret E. Peat
Dalmatians
Meg Ispas-Hennessey
Doberman Pinschers Cheryl E. Green
English Cocker Spaniels Betty H. Ganung
Flat Coated Retrievers Rachael T. Hill
Flat-Coated Retrievers
Ann T. McConnell
Flat-Coated Retrievers
Douglas E. Windsor
German Pinschers F Lynann Stuby
German Shorthaired Pointers Julia M. Carroll
German Wirehaired Pointers
Angela E. Johnson
German Wirehaired Pointers Judy Chesire
Golden Retrievers Gayle L. Watkins
Great Danes Teresa La Brie
Great Pyrenees
Terry M. Denney-Combs
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Bonnie S. Huett
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
DaLena M. Christensen
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
Kathleen D. Borgmeyer
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
Newfoundlands
Denise L. Castonguay
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers Laurie B. Geyer
Poodles Julie B. Reed
Portuguese Water Dogs Cathy M. Dugan
Rat Terriers
Stacy McWilliams
Rottweilers
Cathleen A. Rubens
Rottweilers
Sharon M. Marples
Rottweilers
Tamara M. Bojarski
Samoyed Kathy B Bube
Vizslas Beth T. Kirven
Vizslas Jill L. Brennan
Vizslas
Nancy B. Edmunds
Welsh Springer Spaniels
Sandra N. Holmes
Welsh Terriers

Silver

Afghan Hounds John R. Wood, Jr.
Afghan Hounds Lynda Hicks
American Eskimo Dogs Patrea L. Pabst
Basenji
Susan Kamen Marsicano
Basenjis Vickie S. Jacobs
Bernese Mountain Dogs
Georgeann Reeve
Bernese Mountain Dogs
Mary-Ann E. Sontag Bowman
Border Terriers
Ardith M. Dahlstrom
Border Terriers Sandra L. Gillen
Borzoi K.C. Thompson
Borzoi Kasey A. Parks
Borzoi Leonore Abordo
Boston Terriers
Pamela H. Preston
Brittanys Connie M. Strom
Brittanys Helen V. Riggle
Brittanys Karen L. Hanson
Brittanys Sheryl L. Rilea
Bulldogs George Lai
Caanan Dogs
Christina C. Miller
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
Dachshunds Barb Skaer
Dachshunds
Brenda J. Nichols
Dachshunds Carol S. Burton
Dachshunds
Kathryn (Katie) Ryan
Dachshunds
Lexa L. Richmond
Dachshunds
Marianne McCullough
Dachshunds
Melissa M. Keshlear
English Springer Spaniels Judy A. Manley
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs Anna M. Wallace
German Pinschers Amy L. Issleib
German Pinschers Kimberle Schiff
German Shepherd Dogs
Lynda E. Bragg-Workman
German Shorthaired Pointers
Tina M. Parker-Craig
German Wirehaired Pointers
Garnett P. Persinger
Glen of Imaal Terriers Ara Lynn
Glen of Imaal Terriers
Mary A. McDaniel DVM
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
Icelandic Sheepdogs
Stacey L. Williams-Sucky
Irish Setters Bruce A. Foote
Irish Setters Gail Jackson
Irish Setters Janet E. Ziech
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
Manchester Terriers
Dianna Lynn Texter
Manchester Terriers
Mari-Beth O’Neill
Miniature American Shepherds Karey A. Marrs
Miniature American Shepherds Kim Gardner
Miniature Schnauzers Jean L. Heath
Papillons Anita O. Wright
Papillons Diana Sayre
Papillons Sally S. Hill
Papillons Sherrie Puzak
Pekingese Cheryl S. Chang
Pekingese Raymundo W. Lo
Poodles
Deborah A. Schnulle
Poodles Maryln T. Brooks
Poodles
Wendy E. Cronkrite
Portuguese Water Dogs Linda K. Hunt
Portuguese Water Dogs Mary C. Salvary
Portuguese Water Dogs
Michael T. Dugan
Pugs Carolyn J. Fisher
Pugs Joy C. Barbieri
Pugs Phillip G. Fisher
Pumik Chris A. Levy
Pumik Tom H. Levy
Rhodesian Ridgebacks Angie R. Hartley
Rhodesian Ridgebacks Tammy L. Lynch
Salukis John R. Wood, Jr.
Salukis
Sharon A Walls-Heddleston
Scottish Terriers Lisa Inman Lee
Shetland Sheepdogs
Krystn M. Messer
Shih Tzu Vicki L. Carder
Standard Schnauzers Kellae D. Fischer
Toy Fox Terriers Sheryl A. Irwin
Vizslas Britt E. Jung
Vizslas
Debbie L. Sullivan
Vizslas
Nancy J. Anderson
Vizslas Pam M. Williams
Vizslas
Rachael L. Murphy
Vizslas Susan Muir
Welsh Terriers Caryn P. Stevens
West Highland White Terriers Lori L. Tuttle
Whippets Harold O. Tatro
Wire Fox Terriers Michele L. Smith
Yorkshire Terriers

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
Australian Cattle Dogs
Kimberly Jo-Ann Robinson
Australian Shepherds Kim A. Buffum
Basenjis Laura A. Gilchrist
Basenjis Linda D. Siekert
Basset Hounds
Donald W. Bullock
Basset Hounds
Pamela L. Bullock
Belgian Malinois Angela Silvestri
Berger Picards Valerie A. Black
Bernese Mountain Dogs
Sharon L. Montville
Bichon Frises Linda J. Rowe
Black and Tan Coonhounds
Amanda M. Pillow
Black and Tan Coonhounds Traci A. Mitchell
Border Collies
Lisa J. McWilliams
Border Collies Lisa M. Pruka
Border Terriers
Elizabeth Crisp Blake
Borzoi Dale Parks
Borzoi Karin Johnson
Borzoi Leah N. Lanier
Boston Terriers Shirley Sanders
Boston Terriers Susan LeCalsey
Bouviers des Flandres Lynn Vellios
Brittanys Anne B. Henry
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
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 Kelly L. Scholting
Collies
Alexzandra L. Erb
Cotons de Tulear
Adrianne L. Dering
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
Doberman Pinschers
Melinda S. Moyer
Doberman Pinschers
Thomas F. Moyer III
Dogues de Bordeaux Joy L. Chicatelli
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
Glen of Imaal Terriers Jo E. Lynn
Glen of Imaal Terriers
Theresa H. Nesbitt
Golden Retrievers Ann Chase
Golden Retrievers C. Maxie Bowen
Golden Retrievers
Douglas E. Windsor
Golden Retrievers Janis L. Berie
Golden Retrievers Kera J. Ferri
Golden Retrievers
Kristin J. Ozmun-Sipus
Golden Retrievers Robin R. Bowen
Golden Retrievers Viginia L. Pastor
Great Danes Michelle Conroy
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
Icelandic Sheepdogs
Blake R. Williams
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
Keeshonden Kathy D. Gray
Keeshonden
Kimberly A. Wallace-Schall
Keeshonden
MeLinda J.Hughes
Keeshonden
Rev. Ruthann Seibert
Kerry Blue Terriers Stephanie Clark
Lakeland Terriers Harold O. Tatro
Leonbergers Julie S. Pepper
Leonbergers Lara Bohinc
Leonbergers Wendy R. Jones
Miniature Bull Terriers
Kathleen M. Coffman
Newfoundlands Dawn M. Staffen
Papillons Julia King
Papillons
Marichin C. Uriarte
Pembroke Welsh Corgis Barbara Hughes
Pembroke Welsh Corgis
Leslie Gene Reed
Pointers Cheryl E. Green
Poodles
L. Darlene B. Kelley
Poodles
LaVonne M. Santee
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos
Margaret Mary Boisture
Portuguese Water Dogs Amy C. Lane
Portuguese Water Dogs
Andrew Kalmanash
Portuguese Water Dogs
Angela Kalmanash
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
Dr. Danielle M. Campi
Pumik Ildiko Repasi
Rhodesian Ridgebacks Asta Palmer
Rhodesian Ridgebacks Dale Parks
Rhodesian Ridgebacks Kasey A. Parks
Rottweilers Karen L. Bang
Rottweilers Pamela S. Boles
Rottweilers Pauline J. Karalia
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
Standard Schnauzers Rene A. Nunzir
Tibetan Terriers
Stacey L. La Forge
Vizslas Carole Stout
Vizslas Karen Beckwith
Vizslas Karen L. Lake
Vizslas Phil Stout
Welsh Springer Spaniels Andrea M. Pease
Welsh Terriers Matt O’Farrell
Whippets Donna R. Miner
Wire Fox Terriers
Charlene K. Czarnecki
Wirehaired Vizslas