Margaretta (Missy) Wood is the NTCA recipient of the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for 2019. Missy has been involved in the sport of dogs for most of her life, its in her genes so to speak, as her father was once President of the Montgomery County Kennel Club and her mother was a well-respected breeder of Sealyhams and Dandie Dinmonts. Missy chose the Norwich Terrier as her breed and became very active in the Norwich & Norfolk Terrier Club. She has made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs and shown outstanding sportsmanship by her involvement in conformation and breeding under the prefix Terrapin, and by her extensive work as a volunteer in our national parent club (both the NNTC and the NTCA). Missy currently serves the Norwich Terrier Club of America as Historian and as a member of our Website Committee, but since the 1970s she has worked in many more positions. She was the NNTC Gazette columnist, Editor of the Norwich & Norfolk News, Show Chair, Trophy Chair, AKC Delegate, Governor and 2nd Vice President of NNTC Board, and author of many reports and articles in a variety of club publications. Missy is a valuable resource and always willing to lend a hand with grace and humor.

You can find all past recipients of the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award HERE