- Government Relations
- Walter Bebout Memorial Award
Walter Bebout Memorial Award
Excellence in Canine Legislation
The AKC Government Relations Department grants this award to recognize outstanding efforts by AKC federations, AKC clubs, and dog breeder/owner groups in advocating on behalf of responsible dog ownership and the rights of dog owners and breeders in the public policy arena.
Honorees receive a certificate of recognition and their organizations receive a contribution of $1,000 to assist in ongoing legislative efforts in their states or communities.