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This award honors Parent Clubs that provide outstanding breeder educational materials to dog owners.

New York, NY-The American Kennel Club®, the world’s largest purebred registry and leading advocate for dogs is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new AKC Eddy Award.

The AKC Eddy Award is designed to encourage and reward Parent Clubs that provide extensive Breeder Education to anyone interested in breeding their breed. A Parent Club must demonstrate a breeder education effort (website, workshop, mentoring, or the like) that provides information beyond the expected in an interesting and unique manner. All Parent Clubs are invited to submit a description of their breeder education effort for consideration by the committee.

“We know that good and healthy dogs come from conscientious breeders, and breeder education is a key part of that,” said Gina DiNardo, Executive Secretary, AKC. “We are excited to recognize clubs that are making a concerted effort towards continuing education for breeders that are passionate about preserving their breed and doing so responsibly.”


Recipients of the award will receive:

  • A certificate will be presented to the winner(s) at the AKC National Championship in December.
  • A digital badge to put on the club’s website.
  • Posting on AKC social media and/or AKC Breeder Education page.
  • An interview with the winner(s) on tape for historical preservation.
  • Winner(s) to do a write-up about their Breeder Education to share with the dog world

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