Leading off this group is the Papillon, a name which is the French word for butterfly. “Why a butterfly?” you may ask? If you see the ears from face-on, they make the head look like a beautiful butterfly.
And we’re now heading into the second half of the alphabet, starting with the Newfoundlands.
Moving on to the K’s!
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.
THe “C” breeds represented at the AKC Meet the Breeds event yesterday.
Brought to you by the letter B: Continue reading 2016 AKC Meet the Breeds “B”
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.
ACE stands for Awards for Canine Excellence. Every year, these exceptional dogs are honored at the AKC National Championship for their service to humankind. This year’s honorees are: Continue reading AKC Humane Fund ACE Award Winners
As I get ready to pack my bags and leave Florida, I have a few parting thoughts. First of all, what an awesome show! I can’t even imagine the amount of planning and organization that went into this. Kudos to the American Kennel Club, their employees, volunteers, and all those involved in putting this incredible and overwhelmingly huge, complex show together.
Next, congratulations to all of the breeders, owners, and handlers. I saw nothing but exemplary dogs here. Whether you competed in conformation, diving dogs, agility, or obedience, I was impressed by all of you.
If you want to see what I saw, tune into the Hallmark Channel on 23 January 2017 for a “best of” three hour show. I’m not sure of the starting time, but I’ll let you know. Better yet, make plans now to come to next year’s show, scheduled for December 16th and 17th back here in beautiful Orlando, Florida. It will be well worth your time.
As far as what is coming up on the blog, you can expect to see my Meet the Breed photos starting at 6:00 tomorrow morning. Then check back frequently to see the obedience, agility, and diving dog videos I’ll be posting throughout the rest of the week.
Finally, thanks so much to doggies.com for sending me to see this fabulous event in person!
So long from sunny Orlando!