The Altoona Area Kennel Association held its annual awards banquet April 24 at Jethro's.
The following awards were presented for achievements obtained at American Kennel Club-sanctioned shows during 2011.
The following are the dogs' titles and abbreviations:
Kathie Crist (left), secretary, received the Good Sportsman Award from the Altoona Area Kennel?Association, from Lisa Leipold, vice president.
Breed: CH - Champion, BISS - Best In Specialty Show.
Obedience: CD - Companion Dog; RN - Rally Novice; RA - Rally Advanced; RE - Rally Excellent.
Agility: NA - Novice Agility; NAP - Novice Agility Preferred; NAJ - Novice Agility Jumpers; NJP - Novice Jumpers Preferred; OA - Open Agility; OAP - Open Agility Preferred; OAJ - Open Agility Jumpers; OJP - Open Jumpers Preferred; AX - Agility Excellent; AXJ - Excellent Agility Jumpers; MX - Master Agility Excellent; MXP - Master Agility Excellent Preferred; MXJ - Master Excellent Jumpers; MJP - Master Excellent Jumpers Preferred; PAX - Preferred Agility Excellent; NF - Novice Fast; OF - Open Fast.
Nona Albarano - CH Classical I've Got A Feeling (co-owner Bea Sawka); Windfiddler's Witchcraft OAP, OJP, AXP, AJP, NFP; Wind-fiddler's Bewitched AX; Capricorn's Whatvr Lola Wants NF.
Lisa Bodenski - Bayshore Milwin Don't Look Back GN, CDX.
Mark Criste - Nitani-Karpediem Wild At Heart AX, AXJ, NF, OF, CD.
Lisa Davis - Jana Armitage Wild Goose Chase NA, OA, OAJ, AX, AXJ; Armitage A Bird In The Hand OF, AX; MACH Jana Make Me Smile.
Samantha and Kevin Freeburn - CH Quail Hollow True Love's First Kiss; Quail Hollow Genesis JH.
Barbara Hite-Irons - Weber's Sadie Of Mt. Hope CD.
Lisa Leipold - Shenandoahs Dezert Mirage OA.
Joan and Richard Lis - CH Nexus Wayward Son BN, RE, CD.
Denise Nickodemus - Hillock's High Fly Magic MXJ, GN.
Darlene and Donald Ormsby - Armitage Tickle Me Elmo OF.
Nancy Porta - Jana Pretty Is As Pretty Does NA, NAJ; Jana Dress Down Day AX; CH Jana Karefree Because I Can RN.
Anne Schettig - CH The Ritz' Over The Border At Nunya.
Katherine Schmidt - Jana There And Back Again NAJ, NA, OA, OAJ.
Amy Sheehan - Einstein Wolfgang OAJ, OA.
Marty Strawmier - Callisto Forever In Blue Jeans CD, BN, NA, NF; Fairwind's Brandi Alexandra NAP, NJP, OAP, OJP, BN.
Wil and Diana Teeter - Jana's Emerald Isle THD; Jana's Precious Wildflower AXJ, THD.
Cynthia Calandra Zack - Agape's Luisa La Santa BN, RN, CD, RA.
Good Sportsman Award: Kathie Crist.
2011 Membership Award Recognition
36 Years - Anne Schettig.
30 Years - Diane Kowalski Balkavich.
24 Years - Lisa and Jim Davis.
22 Years - Arlene Lennox.
21 Years - Christine Koller.
20 Years - Clare McKelvey and Katherine Schmidt.
19 Years - Barbara and Art Panaro and Nancy Porta.
18 Years - Susan Govedich Vannoy.
17 Years - Lisa Leipold and Marty Strawmier.
15 Years - Cindy Pfister.
14 Years - Nona Albarano and Susan Munsch.
13 Years - Jennifer Eger and Carol Metz.
12 Years - Tamsen Nuss.
11 Years - Lisa Bodenski, Kathleen and Bill Lauf, Barbara Morningstar, Kerri Moyer, Denise Nickodemus, Sherril Sheehan and Linda and Jim Ziance.
10 Years - Michele Clausen and Roseanne Conrad.
Nine Years - Susan Croushore and Tom and Sharon Finocchio.
Seven Years - Kathie Crist, Mark Criste, Cindy and Robert Lamont, Joan and Richard Lis and Sharon and Howard Strickler.
Six Years - Gini Anslinger, Lois Fogle, Robert Laird, Brennen Myers, Darlene and Donald Ormsby and Connie and Dale Wills.
Five Years - Vickie Burns, Nancy Gill, Libby Goulionis, Jennifer Hippo, Amber Keith, Clair and Linda Pheasant, Diana and Will Teeter, Helen Terza, Larry and Connie Wilson and Kathleen and William Wright.