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2010 Winners


2010 Best Adult in Match

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WILMINGTON KENNEL CLUB NOMINEE WINS NATIONAL AKC ACE AWARD

Law Enforcement Dog: “Nike” owned by Senior Corporal Mark Tobin, New Castle County Police of New Castle, DE

Nike, an 11-year old German Shepherd Dog, spent ten years serving the 500,000 citizens of New Castle County, Delaware, with his partner, Senior Corporal Mark Tobin. This decade of service resulted in 161 apprehensions and the seizure of 1.6 million dollars worth of drugs. Nike also used his tracking skills to find an Alzheimer’s patient who had wandered away from home and a six-year old autistic boy lost in 97 degree heat, among many others.

“The AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence celebrate what dogs contribute to our lives and these five exceptional recipients exemplify the heroic acts canines can accomplish,” said Lisa Peterson AKC Spokesperson. “Their inspiring stories serve as an example of the canine-human bond and the impact a single dog can make in a community.”

All the ACE recipients will receive $1,000 and an engraved Sterling silver medallion at the nationally televised AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, California on December 5, 2010. In addition they will be honored individually at local events. The New York and New Jersey ACE winners will have their local ceremony and be available for a public meet and greet during Meet the Breeds* on October 16-17, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.


New Castle County Police K9 Nike, with officer Mark Tobin, receiving the 2010 ACE Award in Law Enforcement from AKC officials at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Show.

The show was held in Long Beach California on Sat Dec 4th/Sun Dec. 5th and will be nationally televised Jan 23rd on ABC.