ASSA gives special recognition to its members who earn advanced AKC titles or achieve the following:
• Best in Show (20 all-breed show wins for dogs, 7 for bitches)
• Breeder of Most Champions
• Century Club (100 or more Best of Breed awards)
• Register of Merit Sires who have produced 10 or more breed champions
• Dams who have produced 5 or more breed champions
• Top-producing sire and dam for the calendar year
• Champion/Utility Dog
• Championships in multiple venues
• Herding High in Trial (5 or more)
• Obedience High in Trial (20 or more)
• First 200 score in obedience
Each year, recipients are awarded pins, sterling silver spoons, medallions or certificates, and the awards are published in the Bulletin Board (ASSA’s quarterly newsletter), the catalog of the national specialty show, the ASSA website, and the ASSA Handbook. See the list of the above awards at the bottom of this page.
There are also two additional special achievement awards that require the nomination of candidates by the membership:
• AKC Sportsmanship Award
• ASSA Outstanding Service Award
For more information on qualification requirements as well as application forms, go to the Committee page to refer to the appropriate committee chair or refer to the ASSA Bulletin Board in the Members Only section. To receive an award or to nominate an ASSA member, you must submit the application form to the committee chair.
ASSA gives special recognition to both members and non-members who earn titles in multiple AKC venues. For more information on qualification requirements, download the application form here. If you have any questions on versatility awards, contact Susan Bintliff, committee chair.