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Thread: Mary Howley, AKC's Breeder of the Year 2013

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    Congratulations. I've only whelped two or three litters but I'm curious what qualities constitutes Breeder of the year award?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    That was my first thought. I never knew there was a "Breeder of the year" award. But if not Mary, WHO???? Can someone list some prior recipients? I don't know her, did meet her once. But you would have to live in a cave of non retriever people not to know of her success and experience.

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    Congrats.

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    Congrats Mary!
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    Awesome for Mary, she is truly one of a kind, deserves that recognition and so much more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    Congratulations. I've only whelped two or three litters but I'm curious what qualities constitutes Breeder of the year award?
    http://www.akc.org/press_center/arti...rticle_id=5238
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    Anyone know what percentage of puppies she whelped that went on to FC/AFC? That would be a pretty cool stat...

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    Congratulations Mary! You certainly deserve the title of "AKC Breeder of the Year." The Candlewood name is recognized by every Lab enthusiast in the country. Your contribution to the working Lab is unmatched.
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