AKC 2002 Award for Canine Excellence in Search and Rescue
goes to Topper


The AKC announced that the 2002 recipient for their Award for Canine Excellence in Search and Rescue is Topper.

Topper is a Belgian Tervuren, the working partner of Pat Grant, DVM of Marina, California.

Topper was honored for his lifetime of work in the FEMA Disaster dog program. Topper has served at the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center disasters and other missions. Topper's enthusiasm for work continues into his semi-retirement.

More photos from the award presentation and the full text of the AKC's award, including an image of our own Lucy who was also recognized in the SAR category, can be found at AKC website...
http://www.akc.org/dic/classic/2002/photos_ace_awards.cfm
http://www.akc.org/news/ace2002/ace2002winners.cfm?page=4