Ken Baker Humanitarian Award
Ken Baker loved the Jack Russell Terrier and the folks that loved them. He loved to show and work his terriers. You could always locate Ken at the trials by his trademark hat and beard. Ken helped his fellow JRT fans in countless ways from training our dogs, offering advice or judging racing as well as trailing and locating venues. He hosted the Colonial Cup terrier races each November at the Springdale Race Course in Camden, SC. He was always there to help set up at all of the club events. Ken would graciously welcome the “newbies” and loved to school the inexperienced dogs and their handlers. Ken was one of the founding members of the Carolinas Jack Russell Terrier Club and served as treasurer from inception until his untimely passing in 2013.
Ken’s Hideaway Farm dogs were wonderful performance dogs, winning countless ribbons and championships. Ken always displayed true sportsmanship and patience, calming us if we felt our dog had received a bad racing call or GTG time. Ken made friends wherever he went. From Maryland to Indiana to Florida, people knew him as, “the man in the hat with the beard”. Ken served selflessly to make the CJRTC a better club while always helping others. He did these things for his club and fellow members while displaying respect, kindness, guidance, patience and integrity. The recipient should value the traits and actions of our beloved, Ken Baker.