We love our purebred dogs year-round but National Purebred Dog Day (NPDD), on May 1 every year, gives us an official day to celebrate them.
National Purebred Dog Day recognizes the pride, predictability, and purpose that purebred dogs have in our world and promotes the preservation of the dog breeds we love. It was created by Colorado resident and Puli fancier Susi Szeremy. The American Kennel Club works to bring recognition to this day in a number of ways each year including its annual photo contests.
This year, AKC Government Relations sponsored “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” which challenged the contestants to show you can’t always determine the true qualities of someone or something by superficial details alone. Congratulations to Monica McPherson for winning this contest with a prize of AKC’s 22nd Edition of the New Complete Dog Book.
The AKC Political Action Committee (AKC PAC) sponsored “Someone’s in the Kitchen” which encouraged contestants to think outside the box when illustrating a way their dog is in the kitchen. Congratulations to Karen Peckham for winning this contest with a prize of an AKC PAC paw-shaped bamboo serving and cutting board.