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Westminster 2020 Masters Obedience Champions

i won’t pretend I know enough about obedience trials to understand the different classes, so I’ll just report what the Westminster Kennel Club has:

The High in Trial Winner was a Golden Retriever named OTCH High Times Quiet Riot UDX2 PCD OM3 BN.

The Master Obedience Champion (drum roll please) was a Labrador Retriever named OTCH18 Rhumbline’s Once In A Blue Moon.

Here’s the link if you’re interested in finalists.

The Agility Finals should be on soon. They’re finishing up drag racing on FS1.

2020 Westminster Kennel Club Show Schedule


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


AKC-NATIONAL-OBEDIENCE-CHAMPIONSHIP-2018-OHIO-EDIT-PURPLE-LETTERSSit. Down. Stay. Come. Heel. This June 29th-July 1st, some of the best-behaved and most highly-trained dogs in the nation will meet at The Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, to compete in the AKC National Obedience Championship® and the AKC Rally National Championship®.

Obedience trials demonstrate a dog’s ability to follow specified routines in heeling, jumping and retrieving as directed by the handler. All contestants in a class are required to perform the same exercises in essentially the same way, so that the relative quality of the various performances may be scored. Continue reading NATION’S TOP OBEDIENCE AND RALLY DOGS TO COMPETE FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES IN WILMINGTON, OH


Shetland Sheepdog (sheltie) At Dog Agility Trial

The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall entry of more than 1,900 this weekend at the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally National Championship held in Perry, Georgia.

“It is inspiring to see the performances at these three National Championship events. The joy of being there and the comradery among the exhibitors makes this a celebration of the sports,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Vice President of Sports and Events. “These dogs are truly the best in their sport from across the country. We’re proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these talented dogs and dedicated handlers.” Continue reading NATIONAL CHAMPIONS IN AGILITY, OBEDIENCE AND AKC RALLY® CROWNED IN PERRY, GA

2016 AKC National Championship: Golden Obedience, Complete Exercise

Two new competitors at the 2016 AKC National Championship Obedience Invitational. I actually did an interview with the handler after they finished in the ring, but all of my notes are in my phone, which I lost on the plane ride home. My apologies that I don’t even remember their names.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

16th AKC National Championship Draws Over 4,500 Entries

aenc2015-group_winners-_mg_4684Dogs from 49 states and hundreds of international exhibitors will vie for Best in Show

The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has drawn record entry numbers in its 16th year. An entry of 4,710 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 17 and 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the other weekend events the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, AKC National Owner-Handler Series Finals, NADD/AKC Diving Dogs Championship, and the Junior events, the overall show totals top 7,000 entries, making this the largest dog show held in the United States since the AKC 1984 Centennial event and the largest dog show North America. Continue reading 16th AKC National Championship Draws Over 4,500 Entries