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20th Annual ACE Award Winner: Service Dog Polly

PollyThis week, doggies.com is featuring the winners of the 20th AKC Humane Annual ACE Awards.

Part one: Uniformed Service K-9 Summer

Part two: Therapy Dog Gunther

Today’s post features Polly, a Labrador Retriever who lives with Rachel Husband in Sparks, Nevada. “Polly,” officially known as Candylabs’ Pocket Queen CD PCDX RM2 RAE2 CGCA CGCU, is a five-year-old Labrador Retriever owned by Rachel Husband of Sparks, Nevada. Rachel has a rare health condition called Dysautonomia, a disorder of the autonomic nervous system which causes fainting, leaving her wheelchair-bound. Continue reading 20th Annual ACE Award Winner: Service Dog Polly

AKC Announces 20th annual Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)

SummerThe AKC® Humane Fund is proud to announce the winners of the 20th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities.

One award is presented in each of the following five categories: Uniformed Service K-9, Therapy, Service, Search and Rescue and Exemplary Companion dog. This year’s winners range from a family pet who teaches fire safety to children throughout the country to a Doberman Pinscher who dedicates his life to search & rescue work despite his own physical disability. Continue reading AKC Announces 20th annual Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)

Nominate Your Favorite Hero for AKC Humane Fund’s ACE Honors

cute french bulldog in a super hero costume  toned with a retroFrom The Dog Lady’s mailbag: To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in the fall of 2019.

Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs for making significant contributions to an individual or entire community. Since its creation in 2000, 95 ACE awards have been presented to dogs of various breeds, including one mixed-breed dog, from states across the nation. Former ACE recipients have included a Great Dane who helps his young owner walk and a family companion who fought for his life after protecting a seven-year-old from a rattlesnake, among dozens of other extraordinary dogs. Continue reading Nominate Your Favorite Hero for AKC Humane Fund’s ACE Honors

AKC Paw of Courage Recipients Announced

KrijgerThe American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announces the launch of its newest award, the AKC Paw of Courage, in an effort to show appreciation for the many sacrifices that working dogs make while serving and protecting our country. This award specifically recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices of dogs who have been severely injured or killed in the line of duty. Continue reading AKC Paw of Courage Recipients Announced

Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Uniformed K-9 Service

ACE 2015 Pablo K9Handled by Greg Madrid of Albany, Georgia, K9 Pablo is a nine-year-old Belgian Malinois Military Working Dog (MWD), who is a certified PEDD (Patrol/Explosive Detection Dog) by the US Air Force, and is assigned to the Marine Corps Police Department in Albany, Georgia. Pablo regularly serves on Secret Service details for visiting dignitaries. Continue reading Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Uniformed K-9 Service

AKC Announces Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)

ACEFrom my mailbag: The AKC® Humane Fund has announced the winners of the 16th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards commemorate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly impacted the lives of their owners and people in their communities.
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AKC HUMANE FUND AWARD FOR CANINE EXCELLENCE: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

shutterstock_181181234To celebrate the dogs that enrich, inspire, or in some meaningful way contribute to the lives of individuals or entire communities, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). The submission deadline is July 1, 2014.
Continue reading AKC HUMANE FUND AWARD FOR CANINE EXCELLENCE: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN