In order to be accepted into the program a breeder must:Have a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events. Have earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred or co-bred.
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What are the requirements to become a dog breeder?
The American Kennel Club is noted for establishing their own coursework for dog breeder certification through their college. A wide range of courses is provided through the AKC Breeder College ranging from the ABC鈥檚 in anatomy, breeding systems, genetic defects, pedigree, kennel blindness, nutrition, and medical.
What does it mean to be an AKC registered breeder?
An AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T breeder makes an on-going commitment to the health and well-being of purebred dogs by committing to these program requirements: Certifying that their breeding stock is health tested in accordance with the recommendations of their breed鈥檚 AKC Breed Parent Club. Review the Breed Health Testing Requirements.
Why join the AKC bred program?
Breeders that participate in the AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program pledge to uphold the program values of health, education, accountability, responsibility, and tradition. If you鈥檙e a breeder yourself, we invite you to join us in our century long-commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs and uphold the following principles:
Are dog breeding certifications worth it?
Although breeders seek ways to become certified dog breeders, there are not many buyers that value dog breeding certifications. Indeed, prospective buyers are more interested in a dog鈥檚 pedigree and qualities, than keen on how knowledgeable the breeder is. Whether this is a good thing or not is up for heated debates.