New Outstanding Achievement Award Announced By Kennel Club And Royal Canin

Everyone involved in the world of dogs is being offered the chance to have a say who wins a new award created by Royal Canin, as part of the Kennel Club's Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards this year, being held on Friday 16th May at the Kennel Club.

The award has been designed by Royal Canin to reward an individual who has shown outstanding commitment to responsible dog ownership through the Kennel Club's Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme, by carrying out exceptional work on a project, dog training initiative or dog.

Five finalists have been selected for the award for their great work and the Kennel Club and Royal Canin are encouraging the public to visit to vote.  Each of the finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony on 16th May at the Kennel Club and the winner will be revealed on the day.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "We are thrilled to be able to include Royal Canin's new Outstanding Achievement Award as part of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards this year.

"The five finalists have all done wonderful things for the world of dogs and would all be truly deserving of the award.  We would encourage everyone to take a look at each finalist's profile on the Royal Canin website and vote for your favourite, and we are very much looking forward to the winner being announced at the ceremony on the 16th May."

Gemma Duffield, Royal Canin Marketing Manager said "We are proud to work in partnership with The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme. Responsible dog ownership is at the heart of Royal Canin. Our new Outstanding Achievement Award can contribute to celebrating responsible dog owners."

The award is a new addition to the existing Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards and KC Dog Awards, which are held annually to recognise the efforts of organisations nationwide which have invested their time and energy into helping to train dogs and educating their owners on the importance of responsible dog ownership.  The KC Dog Awards acknowledge the actions taken by politicians, local authorities, public bodies and individuals to develop positive alternatives to restrictions on dog walking and ensure that the nation's dogs continue to enjoy maximum access to the UK's open spaces.

Voting closes on Wednesday 14th May 2014.

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