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AKC National Championship 2020, Best in Show Line-up

As a reminder, here are the seven dogs advancing to the Best in Show competition:

Non-Sporting Group: Venus, the Standard Poodle
Hound Group: Bourbon, the Whippet
Sporting Group: Orca, the Lagotta Romagnolo
Toy Group: Wasabi, the Pekingese
Herding Group: Sketty, the Australian Shepherd
Working Group: Wilma, the Boxer
Terrier Group: Dazzle, the Welsh Terrier

Up next: the winner!

AKC National Championship 2020: Non-Sporting Group

Sorry I’m late to the party today…I was watching my beloved Browns lose to the Chiefs. I think I have recovered enough to bring you the results of the Non-Sporting Group judging from today’s telecast of the AKC National Championships held last December.

1st: Standard Poodle, Venus
2nd: Tibetan Terrier
3rd: Dalmatian
4th: Schipperke

Next up: The Hounds!

AKC National Championship to Air on ABC January 17th

Nat Champ 2021

The AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin® will air on its new network, ABC, as a three-hour special this Sunday January 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. The show features thousands of dogs from around the country and the world competing for the coveted title of National Champion.

Hosting the 20th Anniversary broadcast is veteran sportscaster Mary Carillo, with AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo, and noted sportscaster Carolyn Manno handling the paw-by-paw duties. This year’s AKC National Championship was the largest dog show in North America with 4,008 dogs entered in Conformation from 49 states and Washington, DC and 7 countries combined with competitions in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Diving Dogs and AKC Fastest Dog, bringing the total entries to over 8,000. Dogs competed for multiple titles across various events and more than $150,000 in prize money, the largest in the world of dog shows. Continue reading AKC National Championship to Air on ABC January 17th