The contest was created by Dr. Donna Schwontkowski, a retired Chiropractor, after she attended a K-9 competition and thought the community should be more aware of the talented dogs that are a part of law enforcement's K-9 units. Schwontkowski put together a web site and received sponsorships to support the contest. Schwontkowski received over 3000 voters who watched individual videos on each K-9 at http://www.sactopdogcontest.com/ . The results of that contest placed K-9 Buck as the top dog.
The Sacramento Police Department would like to thank Dr. Donna Schwontkowski for her efforts in recognizing the fine work that K-9's do for Law Enforcement and the community.