The Brevard Kennel Club was founded in Cocoa Beach in 1958 for the purpose of protecting and advancing the interests of pure bred dogs. We do this by educating the public on the care, training and benefits of owning pure bred dogs through classes, demonstrations and competitions at which people may observe excellent examples of canine comformation and performance. We promote continuing improvement in health and temperment of all canine breeds by these same competitions, by seminars teaching genetic science for dog breeders and by sponsoring veterinary research. We donate to those organizations which care for the less fortunate dogs and participate in animal relief in times of disaster, such as hurricanes. We work with governmental agencies to see that good laws are enacted and enforced for the protection of all animals and that bad laws that would restrict the individuals right to canine companionship are not.
Dogs have assisted men in their endeavors through the ages in many ways. Primitive societies were aided by dogs in herding, hunting, food gathering and protection. As man’s interests expanded, dogs duties increased. Service dogs see for the blind, hear for the deaf, assist the immobile, comfort the traumatized. And we are proud of all of them. But we are most proud of the dogs who go into battle with our military and law enforcement personnel.
The Brevard Kennel Club is honored to have been able to fund this beautiful monument which will keep Americans mindful of the valor, dedication and sacrifice of war dogs and their handlers made in assuring freedom and security for all Americans.