First Certificate of Merit Earned

Effective January 1, 2010 Miscellaneous breeds became eligible to compete for the Certificate of Merit. Congratulations to the first recipients of this new title.

Russell Terrier, Frayed Knot Spike, was the first of the eligible breeds to earn a Certificate of Merit in May 2010.

First Certificate of Merit earned

Special Acknowledgement

The breeds listed below were top point holders for their breed before moving to Full AKC status July 2010.

  • Cane Corso – Roman’s Beren of Numenor earned 14 points
  • Leonberger – Mr Simply A Mason RN earned 9 points
  • Leonberger – Brubecks Take 5 Di Sforzando earned 9 points
  • Icelandic Sheepdog – Vinlands Brana earned 2 points

The first Finnish Lapphund to earn a Certificate of Merit was Sugarok Born In The USA.

The first Cane Corso to earn a Certificate of Merit was Roman's Beren of Numenor.

The first Treeing Walker Coonhound to earn a Certificate of Merit was CSG Stackem Ups Best Kept Secret.

The first Rat Terrier to earn a Certificate of Merit was Ktr's Last Of The Mohicans.

The first Pumi to earn a Certificate of Merit was Galla-Hegyi Gomboc.

The first Portuguese Podengo Pequeno to earn a Certificate of Merit was Broken Road Show Me The Bunny.

The first Cesky Terrier to earn a Certificate of Merit was Devineheart's Babicka At Altrincham.

The first Dogo Argentino to earn a Certificate of Merit was Pirata De La Historia.

The first Bergamasco to earn a Certificate of Merit was Geronimo Dell Albera Sp.

The first Peruvian Ina Orchid to earn a Certificate of Merit was B'Arturo Chacla's Camp.

The first Wirehaired Vizsla to earn a Certificate of Merit was Vizcaya's Wire Rem Shades.

The first Chinook to earn a Certificate of Merit was Forever Greene Qannik.

The first Cirneco dell'Etna to earn a Certificate of Merit was Cy'Era Paola.

The first Miniature American Shepherd to earn a Certificate of Merit was Timeless Trilogy

The first Spanish Water Dog to earn a Certificate of Merit was Casa De Rancho's Mona.

The first Boerboel to earn a Certificate of Merit was Centurion Rocky Acrez Mtani.

The first Sloughi to earn a Certificate of Merit was Ocerico Alinghi.

The first Coton de Tulear to earn a Certificate of Merit was Dior A Vortre Sante.

The first Berger Picard to earn a Certificate of Merit was Fontanne De La Via En Rose.

The first Lagotto Romagnolo to earn a Certificate of Merit was Terzo Kleo of Golden Comfort.

The first Belgian Laekenois to earn a Certificate of Merit was Winjammer’s Electric Power.

The first Azawakh to earn a Certificate of Merit was Kel Simoon Leilah ‘N Sambala.

The first American Hairless Terrier to earn a Certificate of Merit was Curio’s Cor Blimey.

The first Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to earn a Certificate of Merit was Sidekick’s Dudley Do Right.