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Canine Heroes Competition

Details on how to enter the Eukanuba Canine Heroes Competition:

Please forward to the New Zealand Kennel Club (NZKC) details of your story explaining:
  • why you are nominating your/the dog
  • what category you are nominating him/her for
and please include with your entry:
  • a high resolution picture of your/the dog
  • your name and contact details.
Entries can be submitted one of three ways:
  1. Complete the online entry form via the New Zealand Kennel Club website (jpeg photo required). Click here to enter online.

  2. By emailing the New Zealand Kennel Club at heroes@nzkc.org.nz -(jpeg photo required)

  3. By sending the information to:
    New Zealand Kennel Club
    Private Bag 50903
    Porirua 5240
    Attention: Shelley Gilliver

    (Please include a photo with mailed entries)

The Categories:

Life Saving - open to any dog that has performed acts or deeds that may have prevented loss of life

Service category - open to any dog that through a single act or over a period of time displays exemplary service to a service or governmental organisation

Pet category - open to any dog in private ownership that displays in an exceptional way, factors that make the pleasure and joy of owning a dog such a beneficial practice.


Nominees will be judged in the week of 12 September and winners will also be contacted that week. Winners will be invited to travel to Auckland* to attend the National Dog Show 2017 being held 6 - 8 October 2017 and to receive their awards.

The winners, their stories and photos will also be featured in the NZ Dog World Magazine.

Click here to view the full stories of the 2014 Eukanuba Canine Hero Award winners

Click here to view the full stories of the 2015 Eukanuba Canine Hero Award winners

Click here to view the full stories of the 2016 Eukanuba Canine Hero Award winners

For further information regarding the Eukanuba Canine Heroes Competition, please contact Frances at eventsmanager@nzkc.org.nz or on 04 910 1527.

*If a category winner resides out of Auckland the NZKC will cover the cost of return flights to Auckland airport and one night's accommodation in Auckland (at accommodation booked by NZKC) for one adult per category. All other associated expenses to be covered by competition winner.

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