AKC Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists

Congratulations to the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award finalists in the categories of Conformation, Companion Events and Performance.

The Awards, created and first awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists chosen, based on nominations from AKC member clubs, have impacted the dog sport on a national level through club involvement, judging, exhibiting, breeding and teaching.

The three finalists in each category will be voted on by member clubs, with voting ending on Friday, October 9, 2015. Winners will be announced before the end of October and the presentation of awards to the winners will be made in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, Florida this December.

Learn more about the Lifetime Achievement Award finalists here

 Hon. David C. Merriam

 Dr. Claudia Orlandi

 Patti L. Strand

 Susan (Suzi) B. Bluford

 John Cox

 Donald A. Levinson

 Ray (Jerry) Cacchio

 John Russell

 Grant Stanfill