This award was created in 2005 in honor of Babar, Bushaway Babar LeFox (owned by FBDCA member Jackie Drucker and bred by Sarah W. Sweatt).
Babar’s achievements in agility were unprecedented, and set the stage for many who have come after him. He competed in agility until he was 12 ½ years old. The award was first given in 2005, and named to honor its first recipient.
The minimum requirement to apply for the Babar Award is a Masters’ Agility Championship title in either division (MACH or PACH). Any dog meeting this requirement may be granted the Barbar award once in its lifetime
Lifetime Agility Achievement Awardees:
2005 “Babar”, Bushaway Babar LeFox CDX MX AXJ AXP AJP, owned by Jackie Drucker and bred by Sarah W. Sweatt
2008 “Gunny” Bullmarket Shogun Spiritdragon MXMXJ NAP NJP OF, owned by Andrea Morden-Moore
2011 “Soren”, MACH2 PACH2 Daulokke’s Une Valliant Grosse RAE2 MJS2 MXB2 MJPS MXPS MXP7 MJP6 PAX2 XF OFP CGC, ROM (Silver), owned by Deborah Stevenson
2014 “Brutus”, MACH6 PACH3 Brutus CDX RAE MXB3 MJG3 MXP5 MXPS MJP5 MJPS PAX3 XF MFP TQXP RATN, owned by Dr. Michelle Hrnchar
2015 “Audra” CH MACH Justus Uptown Girl RN MXG MJB NAP NJP NFP, owned by Deborah Stevenson, Ronald Readmond and Suzanne Orban-Stagle
2017 MACH3 PACH Drama Queen d’Assisi CD BN RE MXG MJC MXP5 MXPS MJP4 MJPB PAX MXF MFP T2B2 CA RATS, ROM (Silver), VOM (Platinum), owned by Michelle Hrnchar DDS and Lori Hunt DVM
2020 “Boomer” CH PACH Tahoma’s Darn the Torpedos MXP8 MXPG MJP3 MJPB PAX CA BCAT CGC TKN, ROM (Silver), owned by Jodi Kimizuka
About the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Dogs:
Purpose: Lifetime Achievement Awards are intended to honor FBDCA member-owned dogs who have achieved significant distinction in an AKC recognized activity other than conformation. A dog many only earn one of these awards once, and the award is given for extraordinary lifetime achievement.
Application & Award: The Lifetime Achievement Awards will not necessarily be given yearly. Members who believe there is a dog worthy of such an award may nominate their own dog or any dog owned by another member in writing no later than the deadline set yearly by the Honors & Awards Committee of any calendar year for award at that year’s FBDCA Awards Banquet. Awards will only be given upon a recommendation of a majority of the Honors & Awards Committee with approval by the FBDCA Board. The deadline to nominate any dog for a lifetime achievement award for this year is July 31. Please submit your nomination to the FBDCA Honors & Awards Committee Chair, Paul Raleigh, at firstname.lastname@example.org, before the annual deadline, which is July 31, for this year's Awards Banquet.
Revised: March 2020