NEW FROM AKC, April 2018

Advanced Levels of Recognition for Breeder of Merit

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Breeder Helps

Quick links to health organizations and other websites helpful for breeders.

Orthopedic Foundation

for Animals  


The Mission of the OFA:

To promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease

Canine Health

Information Center


Providing a source of health information for owners, breeders, and scientists that will assist in breeding healthy dogs.

CHIC Requirements

for the Chow Chow

What Genetic diseases and/or conditions should Chow Chows be screened for?


Government Relations

The Government Relations Department (GR) is dedicated to protecting the rights of all dog owners, promoting responsible dog ownership and ensuring that laws governing dog ownership and breeding are reasonable, enforceable and non-discriminatory.

AKC Canine

Health Foundation

Our vision is to address the health needs of all dogs across their entire lifetime by focusing on all aspects of their physical, mental, and social well-being. We embrace the One Health model as a critical tool to achieving our vision.

CCCI Health Database

It only takes a few simple steps to display a CCCI Health Database pedigree.


"Breeding purebred dogs is time consuming, expensive, and, occasionally, heartbreaking.  If you go forward, your underlying purpose should be to improve the breed -- not just increase its numbers."