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AKC Museum of The Dog Announces Winner of “Salute to Search & Rescue Dogs” Art Contest

The AKC Museum of the Dog is pleased to announce the winner of its “Salute to Search & Rescue Dogs” art contest. After receiving numerous entries, Porkchop The Search Dog, a pen and marker piece by Sylvia Kim, has been selected as the grand prize winner.

“We were drawn to this submission because of the emotions on display in the piece. It showcases the bond between search dogs and their handlers, while also conveying vulnerability,” said Jeana Wunderlich, Assistant Curator for the AKC Museum of the Dog. “Search dogs are putting their lives on the line for the people they are helping, and I think this piece communicates that in a beautiful but understated way.”

The Museum has also picked four finalists to be recognized: At Day’s End by Michele Trifiro, Heroes of 9/11 by Holly H. Banks, Thank You, Bretagne by Lucy Wilks and The Loyal, Determined, and Brave by Michelle Roskiewicz.

Porkchop The Search Dog as well as the rest of the top five will be on display during the Museum’s upcoming exhibit, 9/11 Remembered: Search & Rescue Dogs, opening this

Wednesday, September 1st. This exhibit aims to honor the heroism of the search & rescue dogs that participated in the rescue & recovery efforts on 9/11.

To view the pieces of the four finalists, click here. For more information on the exhibit or the Museum, please visit

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  • September 2021