Hangtown Kennel Club, Placerville, CA, proudly presents


2-Day Seminar featuring

Gayle Watkins, Ph.D.
Avidog® University


Whether you’ve been breeding 40 years or are just getting started, Gayle offers a wealth of information and research on taking your breeding program even further. We will explore all aspects of a quality breeding strategy, from goal setting to genetics and epigenetics through puppy rearing, evaluation, and placement.

Gayle is a dog breeder and researcher who has been breeding dogs for over 40 years. She is a top AKC breeder with three Breeder of the Year awards. Gayle’s focus is making cutting edge science simple for all of us to apply to every breeding.


The seminar has something to offer any serious dog person but will have particular appeal to present and future dog breeders of competition, working and pet dogs, and national breed club board members and officers. Dogs may not attend this seminar.


This seminar is open to all dog breeders. Spots are limited so register early! Registration closes Saturday, March 21, 2020.


Following the seminar, you get free access to the seminar resource page, where you will find the slide decks, videos, products and research studies discussed during the seminar. In addition, you will be invited to join the private Avidog Breeder College Facebook forum where you can continue the conversations begun at the seminar with Gayle and other like-minded dog lovers.

APRIL 4-5, 2020
9am – 4pm Pacific

Diamond Springs, CA near Placerville


GREAT SEMINAR!! I have never been more impressed or more satisfied with any other seminar, ever! The content was great, it was very well presented. and never lost focus.!

The weekend I spent at the Avidog dog breeding seminar was one of the most rewarding I have attended. I would highly recommend this program to the seasoned breeder and one just starting out. It will not only help you breed healthier puppies but just as important get them into ” forever homes.”

Avidog was able to back up their points with specific studies and references. I had an amazing time and learned SO much. Unlike other seminars which provide facts but no explanation, Avidog was able to back up their points with specific studies and references which were provided to us for further research if we wanted.




Dr. Gayle Watkins, co-founder of Avidog® International is a dynamic, engaging speaker and teacher who presents seminars and consults on dog breeding, puppy rearing and evaluations around the world. She works with pet, performance and working dog breeders and organizations globally to design and implement breeding strategies that produce healthy, stable, long-lived dogs.

Gayle serves on the boards of Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health and Canine Health Events.

Gayle has actively shown and bred multi-purpose golden retrievers under the Gaylan’s kennel prefix since 1979. Her breeding program was honored in 2016, 2017 and 2018 when she was selected by the AKC as Sport Breeder of the Year, first for rally, then agility and finally tracking. She is an AKC Gold Breeder of Merit and has produced, owned and shown over 130 American and Canadian conformation, obedience, agility and tracking champions, as well as Master Hunters, Qualified All-Age, and mission-ready Search and Rescue dogs.

Avidog International II, LLCWe combine science, art and over 40 years of dog breeding experience to create, develop and present puppy rearing courses, programs and equipment for puppy owners and dog breeders.

Avidog International II, LLC
PO Box 66
Highlands, NC 28741