Any serious or aspiring breeder should study the accomplishments of Pat Trotter and her internationally famous Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds.
- Top sire and dam in breed history
- 10 breeder-owner-handled group firsts at Westminster
- CH Vin-Melca's Vagabond in the AKC Museum of the Dog Hall of Fame
- Gaines Research Center's Girl Show Dog Fancier of the Year award
- 14 Kennel Review Breeder of the Year and Owner-Handler of the Year awards
- Quaker Oats (now Nature's Recipe) Hall of Fame
- Fido Awards-Dog Woman of the Year (1991) and Dog Writer of the Year (1998)
- AKC Hound Group Breeder of the Year - 2004
Her book, "Born to Win" is a library must-have book to be studied. Mrs. Trotter received the 1997 Maxwell Medallion from the Dog Writers Association of America for her AKC Gazette column.
Pat Trotter's life is dedicated to her dogs and is an example of life-long learning and passion for excellence.
Pat truly deserves respect. Her knowledge is beyond what many of us hope to learn one day.