- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 3, 2005


Five dogs on Monday received Awards for Canine Excellence, recognizing “loyal, hard working dogs that have made significant contributions to their community.”

The American Kennel Club announced the winners of the sixth annual ACE awards in five categories:

Law enforcement: Reno, a police German shepherd from Des Moines, Iowa, “fearlessly defended two officers, almost losing his own life,” in a confrontation with an armed suspect in October. Reno suffered six gunshot wounds but returned to service Feb. 6.

Search and rescue: Gibson, an 8-year-old bloodhound from Cazenovia, N.Y., returned to service after recovering from surgery after arthritis.

Therapy: Noodle the Poodle is a favorite of special-education students in Durham, Conn.

Service: Faith, a Rottweiler from Richland, Wash., saved her owner’s life by calling 911 and barking into the phone after Leana Beasley suffered a seizure.

• Exemplary companion: After 9-year-old Ethan Miller of Conyers, Ga., suffered a seizure, his dog Raiah alerted Ethan’s family.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide