ARPH Dog of the Year 2020

2020 ARPH Dog of the Year Contest



ARPH Dog of the Year 2020
Deadline to enter is Monday, May 6, 2019

Attention all ARPH dog owners!!

**Who? Any official ARPH program dog can be nominated. It does not matter when the dog was adopted. Also, applicants from previous years can apply again.

Here is an acrostic to give you an idea of what we are seeking.

A=Ambassador of the breed: personifies what our breed stands for: intelligence, trainability, loyalty and enthusiasm

R=Resilience to adversity: despite the obstacles of a difficult start in life is still a loving, trusting individual.

P=Personality to boot: touches the heart, makes a difference in someone’s life.

H=Humor is always a part of an Aussie’s life! They give good cheer and enjoyment to their forever home.

**How to enter? Send a good quality JPEG photo. Minimum resolution for digital submission is 2300 x 1725 pixels or 200 dpi at 9.0 by 11.5 inches. You can check your photo resolution in the photo file property detail tab. Fill out the attached form and email to Lou Ann Bedwell at: We will accept hard copy photos. If sending a hard copy photo please include your name, contact information and the name of the dog. We cannot guarantee that photos will be returned. ELECTRONIC PHOTOS ARE PREFERRED.

Lou Ann’s address:

c/o Lou Ann Bedwell
212 LCR 759
Groesbeck TX, 76642

Entries will be voted on by ARPH volunteers participating as judges in a DOY Selection Committee. The winning dog’s owner will receive a special award and the winning dog’s picture and story will be featured in the 2020 calendar. Pictures of all entered dogs will also appear in the calendar. There will be second and third places and runner up prizes for all. All DOY participants’ stories will be in The Aussie Times!

Please send the form below as a WORD document (copy and paste it into a Word document). The photo needs to be sent as a separate JPG image but may be attached to the same email.

**Deadline? The sooner the better but no later than May 6, 2019.


**Winner Announcement:
The winner and runner ups will be announced in May 2019.

Dog's Name:


Owner's Name:

Email Address:

Mailing Address:

Year Adopted:

Name of Foster:

ARPH Representative:

(Tell your dog’s story and why he/she is a candidate for Dog of the Year. In your own words tell us how your dog is an Ambassador and about his/her Resiliency, Personality and Humor. Please limit narratives to around 500 words.)