Promoting excellence in breeding through education and health testing, the AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program is available to all breeders. There is no enrollment fee, and signing up is easy via the online application.
H.E.A.R.T stands for Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility, and Tradition.
Health: Breeders must meet specific health testing standards
Education: Breeders must participate in continuing education
Accountability: Breeders must comply with AKC Care and Conditions policy
Responsibility: Breeders must accept responsibility for the health and well-being of their puppies
Tradition: Breeders must breed purebred dogs that are happy and healthy
When you join you will get these great benefits and more:
- Breed-specific web banners for your own website or social media use
- Downloadable certificate for display
- Litter registration coupon
- Bred with H.E.A.R.T. logo will show on your AKC dog registration applications and AKC certificates.
To apply you must have bred at least one AKC litter within the past five years and be in good standing with the AKC. Read the full list of requirements here
Learn more about the AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T program and apply today. You can also apply then access your benefits directly from the AKC Breeder Toolkit. If you haven’t yet, sign up and check it out!
If you need assistance with renewing or applying for membership, please contact AKC Customer service at 919-233-9767.