L The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the launch of AKC Marketplace with improved form and functionality to better serve responsible breeders with the ability to directly promote themselves to potential dog owners.
Through profi pagesl interactive, endless listings and a user-friendly experience, AKC Marketplace helps breeders show up in front of more dog owners, showcase everything they do for their dogs, and find great homes for their puppies.
Improvements to AKC Marketplace include:
• New home page with better features.
• Advanced search and filtering capability.
• Easy access to parent club and breed standard information for each breed.
• Improved breeder profile pages to include information on litter, health and vaccination.
• Added unlimited photo and video galleries for breeders to showcase their puppies.
• Easy access to “Guide to Selecting a Puppy.
"The enhanced AKC Marketplace will allow breeders to engage with potential dog owners, share their breed knowledge and,ultimately, helping people find the right breed for their lifestyle, said Dennis Sprung, president and CEO, AKC. “Our team has worked diligently to make the necessary improvements to make this the best possible place for breeders to showcase their litters. In 2016, the staff will realize my vision of expanding the platform to include groomers, vets, dog sitters and other dog related service providers.
Breeders who subscribe to A KC Marketplace receive:
• A dedicated profile page with the possibility to host a video, images and more. Breeders who participate in AKC recognition programs, such as Breeder of Merit and Bred with HEART, will automatically have this distinction on their profile.
• A AKC.org custom URL to share whendeal with potential buyers
• Unlimited litter lists to showcase available puppies.
• Profile page analysis , technical support and customer service
Breeders can get unlimited use of AKC Marketplace for $ 99 / year or have the option to purchase the $ 10 / month plan (which has a one-time inion fee of $ 20) at www.marketplace.akc.org .