The IWCA is proud to announce that the 2018 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award was given to Doug Marx at the 2019 National Specialty in Santa Fe, NM.
Doug exemplifies the very idea of the Outstanding Sportsman. His countless contributions to the Irish Wolfhound breed, the Irish Wolfhound Club of America, and the sport of purebred dogs include chairing the IWADV Specialty since 2005, and serving as president of the IW Foundation for 10 years. Doug and his wife, Amy Benjamin, under the kennel name Aerie, have bred numerous specialty winners over the last 35 years. He is a role model for many in the Irish Wolfhound world.
Look for more information about Doug in the upcoming issue of Harp & Hound!
In the American Kennel Club’s ongoing efforts to recognize and celebrate its volunteer club members, the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was established in 2006 to provide each member club with an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own on a yearly basis.
This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club. Medallions are awarded solely at the club’s discretion.
Annually, the IWCA membership is solicited by the Outstanding Sportsmanship Committee to nominate fellow members for this honor. The award is presented at the National Specialty.