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AKC Royal Canin National Championship Dog Show Round-Up


The results are in from the weekend’s big show in Orlando!  I love this event because they put such an emphasis on Junior Handlers and because they combine so many sporting events with the conformation show. So now, without further ado, the winners!

GCHP CH Silverhall Strike Force, an ASCOB Cocker Spaniel known as “Striker” triumphed over nearly 5,000 dogs to earn a $50,000 cash prize, a paw print pendant arrayed in sparking round diamonds from KAY® Jewelers’ “LOVE is a four legged word collection” and the title of Best in Show at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. “Striker,” owned by Regina Beinhauer & Carolee Douglas of Venetia, Pennsylvania and bred by Wilson S. Pike and Bonnie S. Pike was crowned “National Champion” by Best in Show judge Mr. Roger R. Hartinger after a weekend of intense canine competition. Continue reading AKC Royal Canin National Championship Dog Show Round-Up


GaliFrom the AKC Royal Canin National Dog Show in Orlando this weekend:
GCH CH Unity’s Maid an Entrance CGC, a Weimaraner known as “Gali” triumphed over more than 1,200 puppies and junior dogs to earn the title of AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Junior of the Year, held today in Orlando, Fla. “Gali,” owned by Michelle Hunter and Gregory McLogan and Amy L. Tourond of Springfield, Missouri and bred by Gregory McLogan, Vicki Ruiz and Amy L. Tourand was crowned “Junior of the Year” by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of Mrs. Paula Hartinger, Mr. Roger R. Hartinger and Dr. Steve Keating, after intense canine competition. Continue reading WEIMARANER “GALI” WINS INAUGURAL AKC ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL ALL-BREED PUPPY AND JUNIOR STAKES

Preview of AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin

AKC Natl ChampIt must be “write about dog shows” day. Just after my earlier post, I received this in my in-box from the American Kennel Club.

We are excited to announce that in its 17th year, the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has again drawn the largest entry in the history of the event! Dogs from 50 States and 44 Countries will compete for Best in Show this December. 4,803 dogs are entered this year with more than 1,200 puppies entered to compete in the all-new inaugural AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes.

I attended this show last year and had a wonderful time. It’s neat to immerse yourself in an all dog all the time kind of world for a weekend.
Continue reading Preview of AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin

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!

2016 AKC National Championship: Some Final Thoughts

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!