ACE Awards 2005

The American Kennel Club is accepting nominations for its 2005 Awards of Canine Excellence (ACE)....

The American Kennel Club is accepting nominations for its 2005 Awards of Canine Excellence (ACE). To qualify, the purebred dog must be AKC registered or registerable, and have performed some exemplary act, whether large or seemingly small that has significantly benefited a community or individual. One award will be given in each of the following five categories: Law Enforcement Dog, Search and Rescue Dog, Therapy Dog, Service Dog, and Companion Dog. When appropriate, dogs earning honorable mention will be cited.

Each of the five honorees will receive a cash award of $1,000 and an engraved sterling silver medallion, which they will receive at a special presentation ceremony at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Tampa, Florida in January 2006. In addition, the names of the five recipients will be engraved on the ACE Awards plaque that is on permanent display in the AKC Headquarters 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 acknowledgement of their nomination.

Anyone can nominate a dog. The owner of the dog is permitted to submit the nomination for his/her own dog. All submissions for The American Kennel Club Awards for Canine Excellence for the year 2005 must include the following:

A non-returnable, original photograph of the dog. Hi-resolution electronic photos (300dpi and at least 5x7 inches or, 72dpi at least 20x30 inches) are permissible but not scans.

  • A 500-word-or-less description of how the dog has demonstrated excellence.

  • Dog’s call name, registered name if applicable, breed, age and sex.

  • Owner’s/Nominator's name(s), address and phone number. E-mail address if available.


Deadline for applications is June 15, 2005

Submit all information to:
Ronald N. Rella - ACE Awards 2005
The American Kennel Club
260 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016