From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: Entries are now open for the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North/South Concourse this December 12th and 13th. Entries are also open for the 4th annual AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, which will take place on Friday, December 11th at the OCCC. Both premium lists and all event updates can be found by visiting the AKC National Championship event page. Continue reading Entries Open for AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin
From the Dog Lady’s mailbag:
New York, NY – The 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held at
Lyndhurst, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Tarrytown, New
York on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021, with live coverage across FOX
Sports networks. Due to the ever-changing government restrictions during the pandemic
a move to a springtime, outdoor dog show was necessary to uphold Westminster’s
strong commitment to the health and safety of everyone who attends our show.
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag:
New York, NY- The American Kennel Club is happy to announce the winner of the 1st ever AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge. The inaugural event garnered 689 entries. GCHP CH Carmel Sky High Wish Upon a Star, a Miniature Schnauzer known as “Twink,” was awarded Best in Show by AKC Judge and Board Member Mr. Harold Tatro III of Texas. “Twink” is owned by Jorge and Susie Olivera. Best Puppy was awarded to Alletare Royal Neuma, a Doberman Pinscher known as “Neuma,” also judged by Mr. Tatro. “Neuma” is owned by Angela Ferrari.
Dogs were judged in one of two classes, Puppy (6-12 months) or Open Class (12 months and older) of their breed and sex. Champions of record were also eligible and encouraged to enter in the appropriate class. Entries were judged by selected dog people with expertise in their respective breeds. Group judges were: Pat Laurans (Sporting), Tim Catterson (Hound), Bill Shelton (Working), Bruce Schwartz (Terrier), Sandra Bingham-Porter (Toy), Patty Sosa (Non-Sporting), Sam Houston McDonald (Herding), and Dr. J Charles Garvin (Miscellaneous). Continue reading First Ever Virtual AKC Show Results
From Crufts (the British equivalent of Westminster) and the I can’t make this stuff up file:
Given my track record, these are probably the breeds you should NOT pick, but here are my bracket choices:
Hounds: American English Coonhound
Non-Sporting: Chow Chow
Herding: Border Collie
Sporting: Irish Water Spaniel
Terriers: Welsh Terrier
And my pick to win it all is…
Continue reading My picks for Westminster 2020
I know, I know, it’s still January, but I thought you might like to know that the schedule for the granddaddy of all dog shows has a slightly different schedule this year.
The agility championship will be held before the conformation show, as per usual, on Saturday, February 8th.
The obedience championship is also the weekend before the show, on Sunday, February 9th.
What’s new is that the conformation best in breed judging will be held over the course of three days rather than two. Hounds and Herding breeds will be judged on Sunday, with the Terriers, Non-Sporting, and Toy breeds to follow on Monday. Group judging for four of the five groups will be on Monday evening. Terrier group judging is carried over until Tuesday evening. Continue reading 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Show Schedule
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: Bring in the new year with one of the world’s largest and most prestigious dog shows, The AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, returns to Animal Planet as a three-hour special on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. An encore of the special will air two hours following the conclusion of the premiere beginning at midnight, and re-airs will be available on AKC.TV.
This year’s AKC National Championship is the largest dog show in North America and the LARGEST in AKC history with 5,284 conformation entries from 50 states and Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico and 27 countries combined with competitions in Agility, Obedience, Rally and Diving Dogs 5,724 entries, bringing the total event entries to 11,008. Continue reading AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY ROYAL CANIN’ TO AIR ON ANIMAL PLANET ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
OK, all you dog show lovers, prepare yourselves. This new dog show doesn’t care about pedigrees! While most dog shows focus on each dog’s level of conformance to an ideal breed standard, this show judges things like Best Wiggle Butt, Best Snoring, Best Couch Potato, and Best Underbite. Hosted by Rebecca Romijn and Rich Eisen, the show will feature celebrity judges.
The show is sponsored by Adopt-A-Pet.com, and seeks to end animal homelessness.
Preview the contestants and tune in Tuesday at 8 pm Eastern.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
Did you submit your bracket yet? Not that I know anything, but here are my picks: Continue reading My Bracket for the ProPlan $1 Million Westminster Challenge
All you have to do is correctly pick all seven Group winners and the Best in Show winner for this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Show. Easy, right? Submit your bracket for your chance to win the $1 million grand prize or daily prizes of ProPlan food, then watch the big show on February 11th and 12th to see how you did.
I’ll post my picks tomorrow.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!