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2016 AKC National Championship: Best in the Non-Sporting Group

Flynn Photo Courtesy Canine Chronicle

Best in Group goes to: the Bichon Frise

Runners-up are: Chow Chow, French Bulldog, and the Miniature Poodle

Winner info: GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love, owned by Patrina Odette, Lindsay Van Keuren, Lorrie L Carlton, and Lawrence A Letsche. Call sign Flynn.

Next up: The Sporting Group

2016 National Owner Handler Series Finals: Best in Show


Many show dogs are taken through their paces at conformation shows by professional handlers, particularly at the national level. Dog shows are held nearly every weekend, in venues all around the country. This can be a lot of travel for owners who happen to have other things going on in their lives, so many dogs are turned over to professionals to help them become champions. Continue reading 2016 National Owner Handler Series Finals: Best in Show

2016 AKC National Championship: Best in Hound Group

Brazen  Photo Courtesy:  Cambridge MN Kennel Club
Photo Courtesy: Cambridge MN Kennel Club

Winner, winner, chicken dinner goes to: the Whippet

Runners-up are: Greyhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Borzoi

Winner info: GCHP CH Sporting Fields Shameless, owned by Barbara Call, J Cooney-Waterhouse, Dionne Butt, & Amanda Giles. Call sign Brazen. This is the same dog who won the group in 2015.

Next up: The Non-Sporting Group

A little down time at the 2016 AKC Nationals

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.



Jake: The Most Titled Boykin Spaniel in History!

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 Initial Impressions

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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