The AKC wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports. The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC.
The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Award is given to those who have dedicated themselves to improving the health, temperament and performance of dogs in a given sport.
Congratulations to the 2016 Breeder of the Year by Sport award recipients. The recipients are as follows:
|Pointing Breed Field Events||Albert and Cynthia Cropek||Brittanys|
|Retriever Field Events||Mitchel and Margot Brown||Labradors|
|Spaniel Field Events||Kevin Battistoni||Springers|
|Hound Field Events||Wayne and Marty Parker||Beagles|
|Herding||Kathy Greenwood||Belgian Malinois|
|Lure Coursing||Mary Childs||Borzoi/Whippets|
|Coonhounds||Mike Crockett||B&T Coonhounds|
|Obedience||David and Judy Guaraldo||Shelties|
|Rally||Gayle Watkins||Golden Retrievers|
“Knowledgeable breeders are critical to the continued success of canine sports. These breeders have shown a long-term dedication to enhancing breed instincts and breeding sound dogs with good temperaments,” said Doug Ljungren, Vice President for Sports and Events, “their accomplishments represent the highest level of commitment to their breeds and sports.”
Each recipient received a Breeder of the Year rosette mounted in a shadow box.
We thank these individuals for their dedication and success in breeding purpose-bred dogs.
To learn more about AKC breeders, click here.