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The Kennel Club Friends for Life 

Friends for Life celebrates the many positive things dogs do for us and how they change and enhance peoples’ lives.

If you own, are partnered with, or know of a dog that has changed a life, brought happiness to someone or allows someone to live their day to day life more easily, we want to hear your nominations for our five categories.

 

Find out more about last years winner!

Our five categories are as follows: 

Extraordinary life of a working dog

For those who have shown extraordinary qualities working in the army, police force, RAF, airport, search and rescue etc.

Hero assistance dogs

Celebrating all assistance dogs, from guide dogs and hearing dogs to medical detection dogs and autism assistance dogs.

Man’s best friend

Celebrating a pet dog who has seen its owner through the hardest times as well as the happiest.

Child’s hero 

Celebrating a pet dog who has seen its owner through the hardest times as well as the happiest.

Breed Rescue dog of the year

For a dog who has improved its owner’s life after being rehomed through a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation

We’re looking for nominations for each of these categories.  We want to celebrate and share the amazing stories of how dogs give back to us every day of our lives.  There will be five finalists that will be chosen to represent these categories and there will be a public vote through our voting app (free of charge) and the winner will be announced in the main Arena at Crufts 2019.  The winner will also be awarded £5,000 and the runners up will each receive (for their nominated canine charity) £1,000 from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust – helping to make a difference for dogs. 

Nominations for Friends for Life 2019 will open on Monday 26th November at 10.00am