The Leo Award is given for exceptional work on a particular project, or for body of work on behalf of the breed or the club that takes place over the course of a year. It can be awarded for a particularly well-done individual project, or for more generally applied excellence.

2000
Carmen Spirio: for revamping the LCA treasury and accounting records.

2001
Sandy Love: for championing the cause of the Working Leo, promoting the health of the breed, producing the Annual Leo Calendar.

2002
Carin Shadwick: for chairing the BC, coordinating BACLs, and assisting the Registrar all the way from Egypt.

2003
Geeske Joel: for compilation of the health survey data.

2004
John McRae: for establishing the LCA Therapy Award.

2005
Barbara Boyet: for designing and maintaining the new LCA Web Site.
Julia Brady: for designing and maintaining the new LCA Web Site.
Linda Gagnon: for exercising infinite patience in creating and moderating the new LCA Member’s List.
Beth O’Connor: for standing firm at the helm and holding steady through this storm.

2006
Dianna Parish
Kristin Bloink

2007
Ann Rogers
Judy Johnston

2010
Don James
Linda Gagnon
Vonnie Matheny

2013
Jim Henshaw:

2014
Jim Carretta: for years of tireless dedication to planning, managing, and working all aspects of the show side of the National Specialty.

2016
Astrid Robitaille: for excellence as the voice of the LCA and the breed in the AKC Gazette.

2017
The Leo Award is presented to Agi Hejja, For sustained excellence in her involvement with the judges’ education program in an attempt to ensure that the Leonberger is judged by the appropriate standard in the AKC arena.

2018
The Leo Award is presented to Susan Herman, For sustained excellence and dedication in showing the full potential of the Leonberger dog for Therapy through her involvement in the HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response organization.