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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder of Merit: Bonnie Threlfall
People in the sport of dogs can wear many hats, and Bonnie Threlfall of Cary, North Carolina, has pretty much donned them all: Born into a dog-show family, she has been breeding her Edgewood English Cocker Spaniels for more than 40 years. After a decade-long stint as a professional handler in the late 1970s into […] | March 26, 2019
Expert Advice: News Kent Boyles and Liz Oster Named 2018 AKC Breeders of the Year
The annual AKC Breeder of the Year award honors those breeders who have made an impact on their breed and dedicated their lives to improving the health, temperament, and quality of purebred dogs. On December 18 at the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, Kent Boyles and Liz Oster were awarded the 2018 Breeder of the Year award […] | December 16, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder Spotlight: Lisa Gaertner of Pinecliff Cocker Spaniels
Lisa Gaertner of Pinecliff Cockers is a lifelong New Jersey resident and has owned Cocker Spaniels for the past 30 years. She is an AKC Breeder of Merit, member of the American Spaniel Club, treasurer of the Keystone Cocker Spaniel Club, and board member of the Cocker Spaniel Club of New Jersey. In addition to […] | September 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Nicole Sugai of Targa Poodles
Just like the beauty-pageant queen who is a member of Mensa, the Poodle sometimes gets swept away in an unfair stereotype: These perfectly coiffed show dogs are also amazingly smart and versatile. Nicole Sugai of Targa Poodles in Saline, Michigan, knows that firsthand: A second-generation Poodle breeder together with her mom Patti Jason and sister […] | September 21, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Amanda Halsey of DynAsty Toy Fox Terriers
Amanda Halsey, a hobby breeder of Toy Fox Terriers (TFTs), lives in West Central Ohio. Her dogs are bred under the kennel name DynAsty Toy Fox Terriers. She has been breeding and showing TFTs for 16 years. AKC: How did you get started in breeding dogs? Halsey: I showed horses competitively, starting around age 12, and […] | September 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Molly and Michael Nye of M&M Bloodhounds
Molly and Michael Nye, of M&M Bloodhounds, live just outside of Charlotte, N.C. Bloodhound fanciers for close to 20 years, they are members of the American Bloodhound Club, regional Bloodhound clubs, and local all-breed and obedience clubs. They are AKC Breeders of Merit, American Bloodhound Club Breeders of Merit, and they both hold offices and […] | July 12, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Barbara and David Miller of White Hart Cardigans
Barbara and David Miller, who live in Gig Harbor, Wash., bought their first Cardigan Welsh Corgis 12 years ago and began breeding them six years ago. "Cardis prefer cool, damp weather, and our home in Washington suits them," Barbara says. "Our motto is 'Cardigan Welsh Corgis for home, work, and play.' We strive to breed […] | June 14, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Michel Berner of Mira Vizslas
Michel Berner, owner of Mira Vizslas, near Fairchild, Wis., moved from Milwaukee to the Eau Claire area a little more than 10 years ago. She is active regionally and nationally and has donated hundreds of hours to various Vizsla clubs, doing everything including serving as an officer and a director, judging hunt tests, editing newsletters, creating web […] | February 27, 2018
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Breeder Spotlight: Lynn and Jim Caswell of Wavemaker Staffordshire Bull Terriers
Photos courtesy of Wavemaker Staffords Lynn and Jim Caswell of Grayson, Ga., own, show, and breed Staffordshire Bull Terriers. They travel around the country promoting health, exercise, and the breed standard, with a focus on the total dog: temperament, structure, movement, and type. The Caswells have been involved with this breed for 14 years and […] | January 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Meet Breeder of Merit Karen Fitzpatrick of Meadowlake Border Terriers
If you're a musician, there's the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If you're an actor, there are the Oscars. And if you're a dog breeder, the maraschino cherry atop a lifetime of hard work is to be named an American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year. After all, anyone can have a one-hit wonder, […] | November 20, 2017

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