Congratulations and Welcome to the American Kennel Club’s Breeder of Merit Program!
In the next few weeks, you will be receiving a package containing detailed information about the program along with the frameable certificate designating you as a Breeder of Merit and the silver lapel pin. You are now eligible to display the Breeder of Merit Web Banner. For more information regarding registration and the Breeder of Merit program please visit http://www.akc.org/dog-breeders/breeder-of-merit/
Again, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to this new program and encourage your feedback as this program was created to honor your hard work and commitment.
AKC Breeder of Merit Participants demonstrate a commitment to the AKC Community, dedication to their breed(s), and actively promote the sport of purebred dogs. The AKC is proud to recognize AKC Breeders who are dedicated to breeding beautiful purebred dogs whose appearance, temperament, and ability are true to their breed. These breeders are the heart of AKC.
The following must be met in order to be accepted into the program:
- Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
- Earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion* event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred/co-bred.
- Member of an AKC club.
- Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.
- Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.
*CGC (Canine Good Citizen or Community Canine) title does not meet the event requirements.