2016 AKC Meet the Breeds “G” through “I”

December 19, 2016

Moving on with the G’s. I should probably note that not every breed was represented at this event. Some didn’t have tables set up, and some of the tables were not manned, for example, if the breed was being shown at the time I happened by.

Nope, you're not seeing double.  This is just one Giant Schnauzer, standing in front of an amazingly lifelike cut-out.

Nope, you’re not seeing double. This is just one Giant Schnauzer, standing in front of an amazingly lifelike cut-out.

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2016 AKC Meet the Breeds “D” through “F”

December 19, 2016

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Dalmatian

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2016 AKC Meet the Breeds “C”

December 19, 2016

THe “C” breeds represented at the AKC Meet the Breeds event yesterday.

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Cairn Terriers

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2016 AKC Meet the Breeds “B”

December 19, 2016

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Belgian Laekenois, shown with one of the many Girl Scouts here at the show.

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2016 AKC Meet the Breeds “A”

December 19, 2016

I spent a few hours wandering through the Meet the Breeds event at the 2016 AKC National Championships in Orlando, Florida. I’m trying to decide how to present the pictures. I thought about doing it by breed group, but thought maybe it made more sense to go alphabetically. So, here is the “A” group.

American Hairless Terrier **New Breed**

American Hairless Terrier **New Breed**


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2016 AKC National Championship: Best in Toy Group

December 17, 2016

Newton  Photo Courtesy Ingrus.net

Newton Photo Courtesy Ingrus.net

The Brussels Griffon has won the toy group, followed by the Pom, the Min Pin, and the Pekingese.

Winner Info: GCHS CH Somerset Wynzall Hashtag, owned by Keith Jacobson & Jo Ann Noffsinger. This young man goes by the call sign Newton.

Coming up next: Release the hounds!

A little down time at the 2016 AKC Nationals

December 17, 2016

I didn’t want you all to think I forgot about you, so I wanted to let you know what was going on.  We spent about 3 or 4 hours at the AKC Meet the Breeds event, then Uber-ed back to the hotel.  I’m now going through over 400 pictures, picking out the best ones to show you – coming up as soon as I get through the whole stack.

This evening’s event – the Best in Group showings for the Toy, Hound, Sporting, and Non-Sporting groups begins at 6 pm, so I’ll be back to bring you all the excitement from the show ring at that time.

To hold you over until my next post, here are two very contented dogs at the Meet the Breeds event.

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Jake: The Most Titled Boykin Spaniel in History!

December 17, 2016

jake-to-lightenHere is Jake, pictured with friends of his family. Jake is a Boykin Spaniel, which is the state dog of South Carolina. According to his family, Jake is the most titled Boykin in history, having earned championships in conformation, rally, obedience, senior hunting, and dock diving. In his spare time, Jake works as a therapy dog. Way to represent the Boykins, Jake!

2016 AKC National Championships – Jr Showmanship

December 17, 2016

These dogs were waiting for their turn in the ring at the Junior Showmanship Competition.

The Japanese Chin's picture is a little blurry, but you gotta love that the handler dressed the part!

The Japanese Chin’s picture is a little blurry, but you gotta love that the handler dressed the part in a Japanese-style silk top

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2016 AKC National Championships Initial Impressions

December 17, 2016

Wow! These are the first pictures from this morning. We are at the Orlando Convention Center, and the venue is HUGE! (Or YUGE if you’re a Donald Trump fan.) We even saw this cute little Pom practicing his show prance in the hotel parking lot this morning.

Parking Lot Pom

Parking Lot Pom

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