AKC Sportsmanship Award

In the American Kennel Club’s ongoing efforts to recognize and celebrate its volunteer club members, The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was established in 2006 to provide each member club with an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own on a yearly basis.

This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club. Medallions are awarded solely at the club’s discretion.

YearAward WinnerPrimary reason for Award
2018Dr John & Joan HanoverOverall Club Support. 
Emergency medical support at dog shows.
Generosity at all shows they attend.
2017Janet Ingram
Kathy Lee
Joan Ziehl
 Florida Dog Rescue project. 
2016Sue Blevens
Valarie Seely
Peggy Watson
Research project. 
Discovery of a medical issue.
2015Kathy LilesCommunity engagement. 
Support for Rescue and Northwest clubs.
Extra awards have been exhausted
2014Catherin De La CruzData Base Admin – Collection of records. 
Regional rescue.
Nancy Wood Tabor Community engagement.
2013Jo StubbsTitle Holder – Show Support for new presenters.
Valerie SeelyCommunity engagement.
Show Support.
Health committee.
2012Flo LaicherCommunity engagement. 
Bulletin editor.
Health committee.
Karen JustinCommunity engagement.
Dog News.
Regional rescue.
2011Karen ConleyCommunity Support. 
Regional Show Support.
GPCA/Regional Club Boards.
Health Committee.
Health Clinics at Shows.
Betty Warmack Community Support.
Regional Show Support.
GPCA/Regional Club Boards.