A local couple has been chosen to receive an award from the American Kennel Club.
Lubbock residents Michael and Linda Brantley were chosen as the 2013 AKC Breeder of the Year Non-Sporting Group recipients for their Dreamland Chow Chows.
Michael and Linda have been breeding and showing their Dreamland Chows since 1988. They have bred more than 100 AKC champions, including 24 Best in Show Chows.
Every year the American Kennel Club announces seven group recipients of the 2013 AKC Breeder of the Year Award. This award honors breeders who have dedicated themselves to improving the health, temperament, and quality of purebred dogs.
The seven groups that breeders are chosen from include: Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding.
The overall 2013 Breeder of the Year will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.
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