Dr Gayle Watkins has been breeding and showing multipurpose golden retrievers for 38 years under the kennel name Gaylan’s. Driven by a passion for science, she has taken her background as both a researcher and teacher, and applied it to breed and raise healthy, stable dogs. With the help of hundreds of wonderful Gaylan’s owners, Gayle has produced nearly 70 conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, and rally champions, as well as many Qualified-All-Age field trial goldens and master hunters. She was recently recognized by the AKC as one of the 2016 Breeders of the Year for performance sports. Gayle lives in the mountains of western North Carolina with her husband and longtime breeding partner, Andy Chmar, and her beloved dogs.
Avidog was born from a desire to make a difference in the world of dogs! Co-breeders Gayle Watkins, Marcy Burke and Lise Pratt launched Avidog to provide accessible, science-based, professional education to dog breeders around the world. Through its courses, webinars, seminars and products like their world-famous Adventure Box, Avidog helps breeders and puppy owners bring out the very best in every puppy. Whether you are looking to produce national breed or performance champions, working, service or companion dogs, applying Avidog’s Transformational Puppy Rearing and Evaluation systems to your breeding program will help you reach your personal breeding goals.