ACE Awards Looking For a Few Good Dogs

 |  May 18th 2006  |   0 Contributions


It's time to make those ACE nominations! The American Kennel Club (AKC) is looking for worthy dogs.

ACE Awards - Nominate a Dog

Do You Know a Canine Who Deserves Kudos?

Is your canine the kind that always lifts your spirits when you're feeling blue? Do you know a dog that helps the sick feel better? Heard of a hound who played a role in a dramatic rescue? If so, what better way to pay tribute to a deserving dog than by nominating him for an American Kennel Club Award for Canine Excellence (ACE)?

An American Kennel Club (AKC) ACE award is a national honor, given to only five dogs each year who have performed an exemplary act or series of acts, whether large or seemingly small, that have significantly benefitted a community or individual. One award is given in the following five categories: law enforcement, search and rescue, therapy, service, and exemplary companion dog. When appropriate, dogs earning honorable mention will be cited. See information about past winners.

In addition to the prestige of being chosen from hundreds of entries, each of the five honorees receives a cash award of $1,000, an engraved sterling silver collar medallion and an all-expenses-paid trip for dog and owner to Long Beach, CA, be honored at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in December, 2006. The engraved names of the five recipients will also be added to the ACE plaque that is on permanent display in the AKC Library in New York City. Dogs receiving honorable mention will be awarded an engraved bronze medallion. All entrants will receive an AKC ACE Certificate of Recognition in acknowledgment of their nomination.

Anyone, including the dog's owner or handler, may submit a nomination before June 15, 2006.

I'm sure some of our Dogsters would make great nominees!

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