AKC BREEDER OF
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
Have a history of at least
5 years involvement with AKC events.
Companion and/or Performance titles on at least 4 dogs they have
commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies they produce are AKC
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
Access to the AKC Direct
toll free number.
Online Record support to
ensure that their records are accurate, complete and easily
A frameable certificate of
Free Online Breeder
Classified listings along with a special Breeder of Merit
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
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
or contact Tina Yuhl at 919-816-3932 or
GRKC RECOGNIZES THE
OF OUR MEMBERS
Glenn A. Veltman
- Bichon Frise "BREEDER of MERIT"
YOU HAVE RECEIVED
BREEDER OF MERIT FROM