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AKC Breeder Symposium 2024

January 19 - January 20

Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, Illinois
January 19th & 20th


$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. Special pricing offers only available until 12-19-2023.

$199 – Do-It-All – $450 value. 2-day, all-access seminar and event pass. $199 price effective 12-20-2023 for this package.

$99 – 1-Day Pass Friday or Saturday – $200 value. 1-day, all access and event pass for either Friday or Saturday.

$59 – Repro Deep Dive Friday or Saturday.

$29 – Individual Short Course.

Free Courses and individual course options are available.

Classes during the day of January 19th and 20th in conjunction with the International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Shows

Two rooms running simultaneously.

Speakers include:

Dr. Marty Greer – Infertility Issues in Reproduction

Dr. Carmen Battaglia – Breeder Spotlight

Dr. Adam King – Ophthalmology

Laura Reeves – Form and Function

Matt Stelter – Marketing

Kathy Rust – Breeding 101, Pedigree Theories, Male Line

Dr. Heidi Kellihan – Cardiology

Sheila Kessler – General Principals of Contracts

Marcus Bach – Inspections 101

Allison Alexander – Interpreting Breed Standards


Classes will be held during the day on January 19th and 20th. Located on the first floor of the Schaumburg Convention Center, you will be just steps away from the International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Shows.


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 Infertility in the Male and Female, Breeding 101, Pedigree Theories, Developing a Male Line, 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 renowned canine reproduction specialist Dr. Marty Greer, Dr. Carmen Battaglia, Dr. Adam King, Mrs. Kathy Rust, 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


January 19
January 20
Event Category:


The American Kennel Club
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Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr IL 60173 United States + Google Map
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