AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
The American Kennel Club’s Outstanding Sportsmanship Award was established in 2006 to provide each member parent 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, who have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, who embody the AKC Code of Sportsmanship and who is an active and valued member of the PWDCA. Medallions are awarded solely at the club's discretion.
The PWDCA offers this prestigious award each year to a club member who best meets the award selection criteria.
2019: Amanda Ford
2018: Fred Forman
2017: Janis Watts
2016: Susan Cucura
2015: Chuck Teasley
2014: Jane Freeman
2010: Cheryl Smith
2008: Deb Zorn
2007: Verne Foster
- Must be a PWDCA member in good standing for the recognition year, as well as the year in which the individual is being nominated
- Exemplifies the virtues of the AKC Code of Sportsmanship
- Is an active and valued member of the PWDCA who has made an outstanding contribution to the club
- Must be involved in, and have made a difference in, the sport of purebred dogs in the areas such as Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Water or other working dog sports/events
The Award Medallion will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the PWDCA National Specialty and an announcement is published in The Courier.
In 2016 Bev Rafferty donated to the PWDCA the trophy that she won for Best of Breed at the first PWDCA National Specialty in 1992 with "Dillon" (MBISS CH Pinehaven On The Town). The “Dillon Bowl” has been mounted and includes plaques with the names of all PWDCA AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship winners.