The ABdFC Outstanding Sportsmanship award recognizes and honors an outstanding individual who makes a difference in the Sport of Purebred Dogs, embodies the American Kennel Club (AKC) Code of Sportsmanship and is an active and valued member of the Club.
Nominators include a brief paragraph indicating their reason for nomination. The nomination information will be shared with the membership to assist in their decision-making during voting on a ballot mailed to the membership.
The award honoree is announced at the Annual Awards Banquet held each year at the National Specialty.
Download the Nomination Form
Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Nomination Form (PDF) - Revised 8/11/19
2019 – Jean Nocilly
2018: Bronwyn Bauer
2017: Judy Higgins Kasper
2016: No nominee
2015: Ann and Clare Schallert
2014: Nancy Eilks
2013: Doug and Michaelanne Johnson
2012: Sherrel Guichard-Thomas
2011: Susan Digiorno
2010: Ray Waterman
2006-2009: No nominees
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