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The Henderson Award

HENDERSON OBEDIENCE AWARDS

Established in 1974 by Jane Henderson, Revised 2014

​SCOPE: This award will be given annually to the dog/handler team with the highest sum of three qualifying scores in only Novice A or Novice B, Open A or Open B, or Utility A or Utility B. The same dog/handler may win this award in all 3 categories (Novice, Open and Utility).

​PURPOSE: This award is to recognize the achievements of acquiring a Novice, Open or Utility AKC title.

​QUALIFICATION:

  • -Applicant must be a member of ATCA in good standing. At least one of the qualifying scores must be earned after being a member of ATCA for 6 months.
  • -The applicant with the 3 highest average score for Novice A or B will be awarded the Henderson Obedience Award for Novice. Once a dog handler team has won this award, that particular dog/handler team is no longer eligible for this level award.
  • -The applicant with the 3 highest average score for Open A or B will be awarded the Henderson Obedience Award for Open. Once a dog/handler team has won this award, that particular dog/handler team is no longer eligible for this level award.
  • -The applicant with the 3 highest average score for Utility A or B will be awarded the Henderson Obedience Award for Utility. Once a dog/handler team has won this award, that particular dog/handler team is no longer eligible for this level award.
  • -Qualification period is calendar year – January 1 through December 31.

SUBMISSION:

  • -The applicant is responsible for submitting their request to the Awards Committee which must contain their scores and a copy of their Certificate of Title from AKC. This may include scores obtained while the dog is completing its title, as well as scores obtained while the dog is being shown for sixty days following the completion of its title as allowed by AKC.
  • -Submission for the Henderson Award must be received 60 days prior to the National.  The ATCA Henderson Award Guidelines and ATCA Henderson Award Application may be found in the ATCA Members Only under Henderson Awards Forms.

AWARD:

  • -Each category (Novice, Open, and Utility) winning applicant will receive an award of $50 cash.
  • -Each winning applicant will receive a certificate from ATCA titled “Henderson Award for Excellence in Obedience”.
  • -The award will be distributed at the ATCA Annual Meeting. If the applicant is not present, the check and certificate will be mailed.

FORMS TO APPLY FOR THE HENDERSON AWARD 

Read the Henderson Award Guidelines then completely fill out the Henderson Award Application and email it with a photo of the dog to Darlene Evans at:   darlenevans1@earhlink.net 

Henderson Award Winners

2014 Henderson Award Winners

2015 Henderson Award Winners

2016 Henderson Award Winners

2017 Henderson Award Winners

2018 Henderson Award Winners

2019 Henderson Award Winners

2020 Henderson Award Winners

2021 Henderson Award Winners

2022 Henderson Award Winners

2023 Henderson Award Winners

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