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AKC Breeder Symposium Event

10/13/2023 - 10/14/2023

$139 – Early Bird Special for Do-It-All Pass (Normally $199, Save $60!) – $450 value. Do-It-All Pass for a limited time. 2-day, all-access seminar and event pass to include Saturday lunch and round table with a boxed lunch. Special pricing offer only available until 9-18-2023.

$199 – Do-It-All – $450 value. 2-day, all-access seminar and event pass to include Saturday lunch and round table with a boxed lunch. $199 price effective 9-19-2023 for this package.

$159 – 2 Day Pass –$400 value. All-access to seminar and event pass. Does not include Saturday lunch and round table.

$139 – 1-Day Pass Saturday only (with lunch) – $240 value. 1-day, all access and event pass to include Saturday lunch and round table discussion.

$99 – 1-Day Pass Friday or Saturday (without lunch) – $200 value. 1-day, all access and event pass for either Friday or Saturday. Saturday day pass does not include the boxed lunch and round table.

$59 – Repro Deep Dive Friday

$29 – Individual Short Course

Free courses and individual course options are available.

Classes during the day October 13th and 14th in conjunction with AKC Meet the Breeds

Two Rooms running simultaneously.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Marty Greer – Reproduction
  • Kathy Rust – Breeding 101, Pedigree Theories, Male Line
  • Dr. Claire Wiley – DNA
  • Dr. Gail McRae – Progesterone
  • Sheila Kessler – Contracts and Legal
  • Marcus Bach – Inspections
  • Jennifer Clark – AKC Government Relations
  • Laura Reeves – Form and Function
  • Sheree Moses Combs – Breeder Spotlight
  • Dr. Eric Miller – Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Heidi Kellihan – Cardiology
  • Matt Stelter – Marketing


Classes will be held during the day on October 13th and 14th. Located on the first floor of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, you will be just steps away from the AKC Meet the Breeds event.


Currently, we have a variety of courses scheduled! Immerse yourself in the topics most important to dog breeders. Our expert speakers will cover topics like Breeding 101, Pedigree Theories, DNA, Developing a Male Line, Reproduction, Inspections, Marketing, Anatomy, Breeding Decisions and so much more.


Get up close and personal with some of the most successful breeders and veterinarians in the world. We are thrilled to feature not-to-be-missed courses with the renowned canine reproduction specialist Dr. Marty Greer, Mrs. Kathy Rust, D. Claire Wiley, Dr. Gail McRae, Sheila Kessler, and more.


All breeders are welcome and we proudly support you. Coming together has never been more important. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect and network with fellow breeders on the latest in health, legislation, experiences, triumphs and tribulations.

For questions email breederdev@akc.org. Sponsored by Purina.



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The American Kennel Club
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Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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