The ACE celebrates canine heroes in five categories:
- Uniformed Service K-9 dogs
- These are dogs certified for law enforcement, military, and fire fighting.
- Search and Rescue dogs
- These are dogs certified to assist in tracking, natural disasters, locating missing people, and similar.
- Therapy Dogs
- These are dogs certified to provide affection and comfort to those in need.
- Service dogs
- These are dogs certified to help those with disabilities.
- Exemplary Companions
- These are non-certified household pets.
All entrants receive an AKC Humane Fund Certificate of Recognition acknowledging the nomination. If a dog receives an honorable mention they will get an engraved bronze mediallion.
The winner of each category wins an all-expense paid trip to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, FL. $1,000 to be awarded to a pet-related charity of the winner's choice, and a medal presented at an award ceremony.
To nominate a dog, follow this link and fill out the form.
~ Maria Sadowski ~