Conformation Awards  

Fowler Show Bitch

This trophy was donated by W. Herman Fowler, Jr. It is to be awarded annually to the member’s bitch with the most impressive show record during the past calendar year (January 1-December 31).

Haines Show Dog

This trophy was donated by Vivian and Howard Haines. It is to be awarded annually to the member’s dog (not bitch, see separate award for show bitch) with the most impressive show record during the past calendar year (January 1-December 31).

Hill Breeder's Trophy

This trophy was donated by Frances Hill. It is awarded annually to a member in recognition of their breeding program. The criteria for this award are:

  • number of show champions bred during the preceding FIVE years
  • number of breed or better placements during the PREVIOUS calendar year (January-December)
  • number of studs active during the year
  • number of brood bitches active during the year
  • number of puppies whelped during the year
  • national rating of dogs of the breeder

Kartye Brood Bitch

This trophy, one of a pair donated by Peter Kartye, is awarded annually to the DKC member/owner, or co-owner, of the brood bitch whose sons and daughters, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, have compiled the most notable record of achievement. This award can apply to agility, conformation, coursing, obedience, rally, tracking, or events in the Title Recognition Program and can be based upon titles earned during prior years.

Kartye Stud Dog

This trophy, one of a pair donated by Peter Kartye, is awarded annually to the DKC member/owner, or co-owner, of the stud dog whose sons and daughters, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, have compiled the most notable record of achievement. This award can apply to agility, conformation, coursing, obedience, rally, tracking, or events in the Title Recognition Program and can be based upon titles earned during prior years. The year, the dog’s name, and member’s name are to be inscribed on the trophy.

Oswick Award for Best Amateur Owner Handler Show Bitch

This award is offered by Oswick English Setters, Linda and Ed Wozniak, to encourage and promote owner handlers to exhibit their own dogs and enjoy the competition of the conformation ring at the breed, group, and best in show levels. The perpetual plaque, inscribed with the name of the dog and owner, will be awarded to the Show Dog that is completely amateur owner handled at all levels of competition within the year and accrues the most points as set forth below. handlers (anyone who has ever been paid to show a dog at any time) will be eligible to apply for this award. This award will follow the guideline restrictions for amateur owner handlers set forth by the American Kennel Club: (1) Must be owner or co-owner of the dog; (2) may not have shown a dog for funds or listed themselves as an “agent” on any dog; (3) may not be a judge with one or more group(s).

Sun Magic Best Amateur Owner Handler Show Dog

This award is offered by Sun Magic Clumber Spaniels, Shelley and Chip Miller, to encourage and promote owner handlers to exhibit their own dogs and enjoy the competition of the conformation ring at the breed, group, and best in show levels. The perpetual plaque, inscribed with the name of the dog and owner, will be awarded to the Show Dog that is completely amateur owner handled at all levels of competition within the year and accrues the most points as set forth below. No professional handlers (anyone who has ever been paid to show a dog at any time) will be eligible to apply for this award. This award will follow the guideline restrictions for amateur owner handlers set forth by the American Kennel Club: (1) Must be owner or co-owner of the dog; (2) may not have shown a dog for funds or listed themselves as an “agent” on any dog; (3) may not be a judge with one or more group(s).

Special Recognition Awards - Conformation

Best in Show; Best in Show at National Specialty. These awards appear on the large wall plaques at the DKC building.

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