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On Saturday, September 18, Saber, a Collie, and this year's Search and Rescue Dog ACE Award recipient and Saydee, a Miniature Schnauzer, this year's Therapy Dog ACE Award recipient, were honored at the Fort Worth Kennel Club show.

Saber and Saydee were each presented with plaques honoring them from The American Kennel Club. Saber's owner, Fleta Kirk, of Dallas, and Saydee's owner, Virginia Hyatt, of Fort Worth, will each be presented with a check for $1,000 and sterling silver collar medallions at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Show held on January 15 and 16, in Tampa, Florida.

Fleta Kirk looks proudly at Saber, as AKC Executive Field Representative Carol Murray speaks about Saber's accomplishments.
Carol Murray talks about Saydee's contributions to Therapy as she sits calmly by owner Virginia Hyatt.
Carol Murray presents ACE Award plaques to Fleta Kirk and Virginia Hyatt honoring Saber and Saydee.

View this year's winners of the
AKC Awards for Canine Excellence