Champion for Health Award

Champion of Health Nomination Form

The Champion for Health Award is sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation (OFA) for Animals. Health contributions remain the number one criteria in the selection process for this award. Nominees should have as a minimum the required CHIC health tests for bloodhounds. These are hips (OFA), elbows (OFA), and cardiac (OFA). The nominee should also have significant accomplishments- as a show dog, a top producer, a working dog, or in service to the community, etc.

Nominations are submitted to the ABC Health Committee. The recipient is selected by OFA, based on recommendations from the Health Committee. The award will consist of an engraved silver medallion, and a $100 donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation in the name of the honored dog. The award will be presented at the club's annual awards banquet (National Specialty).

No dog owned or bred by any member of the Health Committee may be nominated for this award until the year 2012. Please submit this form to Claudia Williams, ABC Health Committee, 3116 McBryde St. Linden, NC 28356. All nominations must be received by July 30, of each year. The members of the ABC Health Committee are:

Cindy Andrews (
Marybeth Cline (
Susan Hamil (
Lisa Ivey (
Anne Schettig (
Lyn Sherman (
Claudia Williams (chair) (