What is a “Master Breeder”?

 What Is A Master Breeder?

ckc-breeders-transparentI am very proud to have achieved recognition as a “CKC Master Breeder”.  This recognition can only be achieved through a minimum of 20 years of dedication to the breeding of quality dogs.

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of the CKC Policies and Procedures manual.

Master Breeder Program [Board Motions #51-12-11 & #69-12-12] 

  1. Master Breeder

 (a)              The purpose of the Master Breeder Program is to recognize those CKC breeders who have consistently produced quality animals in a non-high volume or puppy mill facility.

 (b)              The applicant must submit a completed application with all the pertinent documentation to Head Office.  A one-time application fee as set out in Appendix 3 of this Chapter shall apply and must accompany the application.

 (c)              Eligibility Requirements

 (1)              a Canadian Kennel Club member for at least twenty (20) consecutive years;

(2)              bred (or co-bred) the same breed or several breeds for a minimum of twenty (20) years;

 (3)              bred (or co-bred) at least twenty (20) Canadian Champions in Conformation or Performance Events;

 (4)              bred at least one of the following:

 (a)              an All Breed Best in Show Winner (any Country)

 (b)              a National Best in Specialty Winner (any Country)

 (c)              twenty (20) different Group First Winners

 (d)              ten (10) High in Trial Winners (or any ten (10) other Performance Event Winners);

 (5)              certify that appropriate health screens (as required by the parent Club) are performed on Sire and Dam of litters bred;

 (6)              a proven record of registering 100% of the live puppies that they have produced;

 (7)              at least twenty (20) years of verifiable membership in at least one (1) CKC accredited club.

Here is how I have fulfilled the requirement to qualify for this title:

  1. CKC Membership for 20 years – I have been a member since 1985 & continuously since 1991
  2. Bred or co-bred the same breed for 20 years – my first Irish Wolfhound litter was born in 1991, and my first Cardigan Welsh Corgi litter was born in 1992
  3. Bred or co-bred 20 Champions or Performance titled dogs (Canadian titles only)

Irish Wolfhounds (10)

      • Ch. Yaashiikuma Kelly Chinn Oir
      • Ch. Yaashiikuma Caleb Justice
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Seamrog Liadain
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Rhinestone Cowboy
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Catch the Wind
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Moonlite Serenade
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Number One Son
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Briardon Arcturus
      • Ch. Yasashiiuma Connemara Sirius
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Adhara Alkaid

Cardigan Welsh Corgis (34)

      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Rudolph Valentino
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Heart of Gold
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Heartbreak Kid
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Cinnamon Heart
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Peg O’My Heart
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Briardon Yehudit
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Cinnamon Heart
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Slow Burn
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Burning Issue
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Scirocco
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Sabra
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Cerydwen Sorceres
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Fire and Ice
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Weetartan Sedalia
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Imperial Jade
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Emerald Mountain
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Xtacee Topaz
      • Cdn Ch. Yasashiikuma Diamond Solitaire
      • GCH EX Yaashiikuma Smoky Mountn Maid, CGC
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma I Am the Captain
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Grace O’Malley
      • Ch. Ysasashiikuma Athena’s Inspiration
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Naomi James
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Friend of Mine
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Dare to Dream Big
      • GCH Yasashiikuma Lest We Forget
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Savannah Smiles
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Trade Secret
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma I Am Not a Number
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Jaunty Jolene
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Jumpin Jack Flash
      • Ch. Yasashiikuma Dare T’Believe
      • Yasashiikuma Tornado Warning, CD, CDX

4a)   Best in Show Winner – GCHEX Yasashiikuma Smoky Mountn Maid, CGC

4b)   National Best in Specialty Winner – GCHEX Yasashiikuma Smoky Mountn Maid, CGC – 2010 and  CH. Yasashiikuma Jaunty Jolene -  2016

4c)  Group 1st winners  – GCHEX Yasashiikuma Smoky Mountn Maid, CGC and GCH. Yasashiikuma Lest We Forget

4d)  High in trial Winner – Yasashiikuma Tornado Warning, CD, CDX

5)  Health Testing – Although there is no health testing REQUIRED for Cardigans, all of the tests recommended by the OFA CHIC program

6) Registration – All litters are 100% registered

7) Membership in Breed club – member of the Canadian Cardigan Corgi Club since 1989

As well the Canadian Kennel Club has an addition level of recognition that is given for breeding at least twenty Champions in other countries. I now qualify for the “International Master Breeder” award, thanks to the following dogs.

  1. Am GCH/Cdn GCHEX Yasashiikuma Smoky Mountn Maid, CGN, CGC, TDI, TT, HIC, ROMB
  2. Am GCHB/Cdn GCH UK, French, Dutch & Luxembourg CH. Yasashiikuma Lest We Forget, RWW-11, EW-11
  3. Am, UK, Hungary & Luxembourg CH. Yasashiikuma Telltail Dbledare
  4. Dutch, Hungarian, Romanian, & Hungarian CH. Yasashiikuma Dragon Defender
  5. Am./Cdn CH Yasashiikuma Connemara Sirius
  6. Am/Cdn CH Yasashiikuma Scirocco
  7. Am/Cdn CH.  Yasashiikuma Diamond Solitaire
  8. Am CH.Yasashiikuma Derryveagh Skye
  9. Am/Cdn CH. Yasashiikuma Friend of Mine
  10. Am. GCH Yasashiikuma Dancehall Doctor
  11. Am. CH. Yasashiikuma Zephyr at PV
  12. Am. Ch. Yasashiikuma XIV K ScoutsHonor
  13. Denmark CH. Yasashiikuma Born To Be Wild
  14. Am. GCH Yasashiikuma Rebel at Conifer
  15. Am/Cdn CH Yasashiikuma Savannah Smiles
  16. Am. CH. Yasashiikuma Codename Intrepid
  17. Am./Cdn. CH. Yasashiikuma Dare to Dream Big
  18. Am. GCH Yasashiikuma Highway Heading South
  19. Am. CH Yasashiikuma Angie of Heulwen
  20. Am./Cdn. CH Yasashiikuma I Am Not A Number

I look forward to continued success at home and abroad with the dogs, and thank everyone who has taken my puppies to success, in the ring, in the field, and on the couch!

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