First presented in 1991, recipients of the Award should exhibit the qualities of a goodwill ambassador for the German Shepherd Dog. They must display exceptional qualities in mentoring and sharing their time and knowledge with others, and lead by example, demonstrating the best of sportsmanship and care of their German Shepherd Dogs. To learn more about this award and it’s past winners, click Read More.
Recipients of the Award must have integrity toward the Breed and the public, and be devoted to the welfare of all German Shepherd Dogs. Included in the definition of integrity are breeders who strive toward producing dogs with sound temperament, working ability, , OVC or SV “a” stamp certified hips and elbows, and good health.
Connie Beckhardt Award Selection Guidelines.
- Member of the GSDCA for at least seven years.
- Breeder of German Shepherd Dogs for at least seven years.
- Breeder, on their own property, of three AKC German Shepherd Dog Champions
- Breeder of one ROM.
- Breeder of at least one GSD with a working title.
Nominations can come from members or regional clubs to the Awards Committee.
The following people have been presented this prestigious award:
|2022||Mike and Sheila Metz|
|2016||Emily St Hilaire|
|2014||Nancy Harper Mulvaney|
|2010||Helen Miller Fisher|
|2009||Dick & Jean Whalen|
|2000||Frank & Carolyn Martello|
|1998||Mary Ellen Kish|
|1995||Fran & Joan Ford|
|1995||Martha & David Rinke|
|1994||Barbara Woelfel Lopez|
|1993||George & Virginia Collins|
|1992||Helen Sherlock & Pat Parsons|