Definition: Persons whose breeding program exhibits a vision of improvement to the breed, tempered with the wisdom to exhibit strict attention to the Standard of the German Shepherd Dog. The Recipient of the Award should be someone whose dogs display a consistency of breed type and have created a line of German Shepherd Dogs easily recognizable within the breed.
Requirements: Minimum 15 yrs GSDCA Member, Breeder Minimum 15 yrs, (15) GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG CHAMPIONS BRED ON NOMINEE’S OWN PROPERTY – 10 OF THE 15 CHAMPIONS MUST HOLD AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TITLES: SELECT, AOE, ROM, BEST OR BEST OPPOSITE FUTURITY/MATURITY (REGIONAL)
*Past and future recipients cannot be published in the Red Book without qualifiers being verified.
Nominations can come from members or regional clubs to the Awards Committee.
|2021||Joe & Leslie Beccia|
|2019||Kent Boyles and Liz Oster|
|2017||Iza Kabuska Ackerman|
|2012||Frank and Carolyn Martello|
|2011||Frank and Kris Fasano|
|2010||Jim and Sheree Moses|
|2009||Ken and Delaine Thomson|
|2006||Award rescinded; did not qualify|
|2001||Cappy Pottle & Gloria Birch|