Gayle is the co-founder of Avidog International, where she works with dog breeders around the world to design breeding programs that produce healthy, stable, long-lived dogs of all types. She has bred golden retrievers for nearly 40 years and is one of the few dog breeders to have twice been selected by the American Kennel Club as “Breeder of the Year.”
Gayle’s professional life included 22 years of service as a US Army officer (retiring as a Colonel), teaching, speaking and publishing, and conducting research for the Department of the Army as well as many corporate and non-profit organizations. Her education includes biology, business and sociology degrees from Harvard, Stanford and Gettysburg College.
Gayle has bred and/or shown over 130 American and Canadian Conformation, Tracking, Obedience and Agility champions, plus Qualified-All Age and Master Hunter golden retrievers. These dogs include the only two-time National Agility Champion and the youngest Champion Tracker golden.
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Gayle speaks on all things dogs, focusing primarily on using science to breed and rear stable, healthy puppies. A master presenter and breeder, Gayle entertains while she informs and engages while she teaches.