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– AKC Publications Garner 5 Additional Awards –

The American Kennel Club® is proud to announce that the Dog Writer’s Association of America (DWAA) honored AKC Family Dog with its “Best All-Breed Magazine” award. This year was the publication’s first nomination for the award. In addition, the AKC Gazette won three awards at the DWAA awards banquet held on February 11, 2007. The publication also received two awards from the Purebred Alliance of Writers (PAWS) at the Sardi’s Luncheon, on the same day.

AKC Family Dog, created in 2003, joins its older sister publication, the AKC Gazette, as a Best All-Breed Magazine award winner. The AKC Gazette has won the coveted Maxwell medallion in this category twice before.

“We are particularly proud of the top honor for AKC Family Dog. In just a few short years this magazine has been enthusiastically embraced by readers and advertisers alike. The magazine is both a successful business venture and a key AKC outreach tool to our purebred pet constituency,” said Associate Publisher, John Woods. “The five awards garnered by the AKC Gazette continue a tradition of excellence by our contributors and editors that spans more than 100 years.”

The AKC Gazette is the flagship magazine of the American Kennel Club. Published monthly since 1889, it is recognized as the official journal for the sport of purebred dogs.

AKC Family Dog magazine is written for purebred pet owners. Published bimonthly, the publication features expert advice on behavior, training, grooming and health. Edited in a reader friendly and entertaining style, it’s a lifestyle magazine for today’s busy families who want to enjoy a rewarding, mutually beneficial relationship with their purebred dog.

Awards won by the AKC Gazette at the 2007 DWAA banquet:

  • Best Editorial/Opinion/Essay Award
    Kerrin Winter Churchill, “The Kindness of Strangers” (December ’05 GAZETTE)
  • Two special awards went to Matthew Schenker for
    “Beyond Bars” (May ’06 GAZETTE)
    “Clearing the Lines” (Feb ’06 GAZETTE)

PAWS awards won by the AKC Gazette:

  • Special Feature Award
    Alice Su, “The Dogs of Ground Zero” (Sept. ’06 GAZETTE)
  • Feature Article Award
    Matthew Schenker, “Clearing the Lines” (Feb ’06 GAZETTE)