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American Kennel Club Announces The 2017 Breeder of The Year By Sport Winners

The American Kennel Club® (AKC), the leading advocate for dogs, is delighted to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports. The commitment to preserve, protect, and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC.

The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Award is given to those who have dedicated themselves to improving the health, temperament and performance of dogs in a given sport.

The 2017 Breeder of the Year by Sport award recipients are:

Pointing Breed Field Events

Tom and Judy Robin

Brittanys

Retriever Field Events

Frank and Rita Jones

Labrador Retrievers

Spaniel Field Events

Thomas Ness

English Cockers

Hound Field Events

Mike Rowe

Beagles

Herding

Steve Burdine

Border Collies

Lure Coursing

Maurice and Deborah Bahm

Whippets

Earthdog

Jean Dieden

Dachshunds

Coonhounds Josh Nunn Am. English Coonhounds

Agility

Gayle Watkins

Golden Retrievers

Obedience

Bridget Carlsen

Golden Retrievers

Rally

Pauline Karalia

Rottweilers

Tracking

Ann Callahan

Rottweilers

“Knowledgeable breeders are critical to the continued enjoyment of canine sports.  These breeders have shown a long-term dedication to preserving their breeds and breeding sound dogs with good temperaments,” said Doug Ljungren, Vice President for Sports and Events, “their success represent the highest level of commitment to their breeds and sports.”  Each recipient received a Breeder of the Year rosette mounted in a shadow box.

The American Kennel Club salutes these individuals for their dedication and success in breeding purpose-bred dogs.

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