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The American Kennel Club Announces 2015 Breeder of The Year by Sport

New York, NY- The American Kennel Club (AKC®) wishes 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 2015 Breeder of the Year by Sport award recipients are:

Pointing Breed Field Events           Mark & Cheryl Brent, GA                                 GSPs

Retriever Field Events                   Dr. Mary Tatum                                                Labradors

Spaniel Field Events                      Rumi & Mike Schroeder, WI                             English Cockers

Hound Field Events                       Gary Brown, KY                                             Beagles

Herding                                          Molly Wisecarver, AZ                                     Border Collies

Lure Coursing                               Laurie Soutar, Canada                                    Greyhounds

Earthdog                                        Teri Beverly, FL                                               Border Terriers

Coonhounds                                  Cecil Carlee, AL                                              B&T Coonhounds

Agility                                            Michelle Weese, OK                                        Border Collies

Obedience                                     Jackie Mertens, FL                                          Golden Retrievers

Rally                                              Judy & David Guaraldo, FL                             Shelties

Tracking                                        Karla Niessing, WI                                           Rottweiler

“Knowledgeable breeders are critical to the continued success of canine sports.  These breeders have shown a long-term dedication to enhancing breed instincts and breeding sound dogs with good temperaments,” said Doug Ljungren, Vice President for Sports and Events. “Their accomplishments 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 sports and the American Kennel Club salute these individuals for their dedication and success in breeding purpose-bred dogs.

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