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AKC bREEDER OF MERIT PROGRAM

 

The Grand Rapids Kennel Club is proud to recognize AKC Breeder of Merit participants who are dedicated to breeding beautiful purebred dogs whose appearance, temperament, and ability are true to their breed. These accomplished breeders are the heart of GRKC.

The Breeder of Merit program allows the American Kennel Club to celebrate dedicated, passionate breeders who truly are the backbone and foundation of the sport.  Breeders of Merit are committed to improving their breed through health testing and selective breeding programs, and proving their breed through achievements in the show ring and in the field. They are emulated by new breeders entering the sport. Years of hard work, vision, and a willingness to do the right thing are required to be successful breeders.

GRKC BREEDERS OF MERIT

Glenn A. Veltman Bichon Frise

Elaine Dempster

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Ellen Hizer Labrador Retriever
Don and Lin Beenen Rottweiler
Ann Bromley Shih Tzu
Char Czarnecki Welsh Terrier

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM Requirements

  • Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.

  • Earned at least 4 Conformation, Performance or Companion event titles on dogs they bred/co-bred.

  • Member of an AKC Club

  • Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on their breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.

Breeder of Merit Application

*** The Breeder of Merit Program does not imply a recommendation of a breeder by the American Kennel Club or Grand Rapids Kennel Club.

 

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PRESIDENT

Mr. Clare Lodenstein

269.792.9590

 

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Delberta Gogulski

 

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Janna Bayle

 

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Lin Beenen

 

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Diane Black

3030 Timpson Ave SE

Lowell MI 49331

 

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Len Podleski

Michelle Waterman  

 

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Sandee Lovett

 

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The Hairy

Len Podleski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AKC BREEDER OF MERIT PROGRAM

-- Recognition Program Celebrates & Rewards Dedicated Breeders --

On October 4, 2010, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced the launch of the Breeder of Merit program, a new initiative designed to recognize AKC's core breeders.

"The Breeder of Merit program allows the American Kennel Club to celebrate our dedicated, passionate breeders who truly are the backbone of the sport and the foundation of our organization," said AKC's Chief Operating Officer John Lyons. "Our Breeders of Merit are committed to both improving their breed through health testing and selective breeding programs, and proving their breed through achievements in the ring and the field. They are special and will be emulated by new breeders entering the sport. Being a successful breeder does not come easy. Years of hard work, vision, and a willingness to do the right thing are required to be successful. Our Breeders of Merit have these qualities and deserve to be recognized."

To achieve the Breeder of Merit designation, breeders should:

  • Certify that applicable health screens are performed on the sire and dam as recommended by the Parent Club.

  • Hold membership in an AKC club.

  • Have a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.

  • Earn Conformation, Companion and/or Performance titles on at least 4 dogs they have bred/co-bred.

  • Demonstrate their commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies they produce are AKC registered.

As part of the Breeder of Merit program, breeders will receive:

  • Complimentary access to $20.00 value per month for free online reports in the AKC online store.

  • Access to the AKC Direct toll free number.

  • Online Record support to ensure that their records are accurate, complete and easily accessible.

  • A frameable certificate of distinction.

  • Free Online Breeder Classified listings along with a special Breeder of Merit designation.

  • Acknowledgement on a special page of the AKC website and in the AKC Gazette.

  • Free or discounted fees on all secondary transactions such as duplicate registration applications, revoke limited status applications, etc.

  • Breeder of Merit web banner for display on their website.

  • Breeder of Merit lapel pin.

  • Breeder of Merit designation and gold border on registration applications and certificates for dogs bred by the Breeder of Merit.

BREEDER OF MERIT APPLICATION (PDF)

 

There are many easy registration options available to the Breeder of Merit, including Full Litter, Full Litter Offspring, Full Litter PLUS and Full Litter Offspring PLUS.

 

Learn more at http://www.akc.org/sixeasyways/. To learn more or apply for the Breeder of Merit program. Visit http://www.akc.org/breederofmerit or contact Tina Yuhl at 919-816-3932 or txy@akc.org.

 

GRKC RECOGNIZES THE

EXCEPTIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

OF OUR MEMBERS

 

Glenn A. Veltman - Bichon Frise "BREEDER of MERIT"

 

 

 

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THE HONOR OF
BREEDER OF MERIT FROM

AKC

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