AKC Paw of Courage

The AKC Paw of Courage is an award to show appreciation for the many sacrifices that working dogs make while serving and protecting our country. This award specifically recognizes dogs who have been injured, fatally wounded or have performed an extraordinary act of heroism in the line of duty.

Nominations

2017 Recipients

K9 Bruno

K9 Officer Bruno of Anaheim Police Department, CA was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2017. Read his story here.

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K9 Mattis

K9 Officer Mattis of the Alpharetta Police Department, GA was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2017. Read his story here.

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K9 Jardo

K9 Officer Jardo of the Boise Police Department, ID was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2017. Read his story here.

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K9 Peydro

K9 Officer Peydro of the Woodland Police Department, CA was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2017. Read his story here.

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2016 Recipients

K9 Ogar

K9 Officer Ogar of Smith County Constable’s Office – Precinct 5, TX was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Learn more about Ogar's story here.

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K9 Jag

K9 Officer Jag of Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Dept., CA was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Read his story more here.

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K9 Betcha

K9 Officer Betcha of Rutland County Sheriff’s Office, VT was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Click here to read Betcha's story.

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K9 Krijger

K9 Officer Krijger of Norfolk Police Department, VA was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Read more about his story here.

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K9 Nicky

K9 Officer Nicky of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, NV was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Read more about Nicky here.

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K9 Aren

K9 Officer Aren of the Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department, PA was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Read Aren's story here.

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K9 Jethro

K9 Officer Jethro of the Canton Police Department, OH was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Read more about Jethro here.

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K9 Patrick

K9 Officer Patrick of the Washington State Patrol, WA was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Read his story here.

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K9 Tryko

K9 Officer Tryko of the Doraville Police Department, GA was awarded the AKC Paw of Courage in 2016. Read more about Tryko here.

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