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Perpetual Trophies and Awards

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Perpetual Trophies and Awards

The Club offers the following perpetual trophies and awards for annual competition:

The J.F.O. Wood Perpetual Challenge Trophy

Awarded for Best Puppy in Show on the Friday of the championship shows.

Mr. & Mrs. Wood bred American Cocker Spaniels in Victoria; their Quandalla Kennels was active in the 1940's and early 1950's. Mrs. Wood donated the trophy following her husband's death.

The Robert J. Avery, DVM, Memorial Trophy

Awarded for Best in Show on the Saturday of the championship shows.

Dr. Avery and his wife Sally moved to Victoria in the late 1970's, from Ottawa where they had been active in the Ottawa Kennel Club. Dr. Avery worked tirelessly for the VCKC during the 1980's; he and Sally spearheaded the drive for the major show to celebrate the club's centennial in 1988, for which he served as Show Superintendent. Following his untimely death in 1989, the Club offered the trophy in recognition of his contributions.

The Rudy Collins Carnation Dog Food Trophy

Awarded for Best Puppy in Show on the Saturday of the championship shows.

Rudy Collins, husband of Marlene Collins, was a representative of the Carnation Dog Food Company which fed and supported the dog show. Carnation was approached to sponsor a trophy which bears Mr. Collins' name to acknowledge his long-time support of the club.

The Marlene Collins Memorial Trophy

Awarded for Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show on the Saturday of the championship shows.

Marlene Collins served the VCKC in many ways, including several years as President in the late 1990's and over the turn of the new century. She was a successful breeder of Pembroke Welsh Corgis under the Scotmorn prefix. Following Marlene's death, the Club decided to create an award for Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show in recognition of her particular interest in this field.

The Major A.E.A. Smart, MBE, CD Memorial Trophy

Awarded for Best Puppy in Show on the Sunday of the championship shows.

Major Smart served as President of the Club from 1961 to 1965, and held that office when his death occurred while on holiday in England. Major Smart and his wife Dorothy bred Miniature Poodles under the Mirdinon prefix.

The Terry Fisher Memorial Award

Awarded for Best in Show on the Friday of the championship shows.

The award is offered in memory of Kathryn (Terry) Fisher who encouraged, taught and inspired confidence in owners to handle their own dogs.

The Harry Dodds Trophy

Awarded for Best in Match at the annual winter sanction match.

Harry Dodds emigrated from England shortly before World War I. He and his brother Joe were North Country men, raised with horses and dogs, and were of the old breed of Terrier fanciers with an unparalleled eye for type and conformation.

Both became all-breed judges. Joe made his home in Vancouver, where he became well known for his Tynedale Wire Fox Terriers, while Harry came to Victoria and soon became active in the VCKC, an interest he maintained for the rest of his long life.

He was fond of claiming that he had been Show Superintendent for forty years! Interested in all dogs, horses and other livestock, his particular breeds were Wire Fox Terriers and Scottish Terriers under the Strathmore prefix.

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