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Saturday Survey: 2020 AKC National Championships

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All the posts this week about the AKC National Championships generated quite a bit of interest from you blog faithful. Just wondering…what’s your favorite event?

What was your favorite event at the 2020 AKC National Championships?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

2020 AKC Rally National Championship Winners

Photo:  AKC
Photo: AKC

Competitions were held December 11-13, 2020 in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

If you’re not familiar with rally, think of it as any team sport: You and your dog navigate a course, side-by-side, as you steer him through a course of 10-20 different signs. Each of these signs provides instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. The dog and handler move continuously throughout the course with the dog under control at the handler’s left side. There is a clear sense of teamwork between the dog and handler both during and between the numbered signs. Although each performance is timed, having a good race time is not the goal; it’s all about working as a team while performing the skills, with the dog under control. Continue reading 2020 AKC Rally National Championship Winners

Who Won the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin?

A closely held secret! I can’t reveal the winners yet because it hasn’t been televised yet, and I don’t want to be a spoiler.

If you absolutely need your dog show fix, there are highlights available on AKC.TV and on the ESPN app. There are also features on rally, obedience, and (my favorite) agility available, as well as the All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes.

Otherwise, you’ll have to wait with the rest of us to see it in a three-hour special on ABC on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET, which I will be live-blogging. as usual.

Sorry! (Not sorry)

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

NATION’S TOP OBEDIENCE AND RALLY DOGS TO COMPETE FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES IN WILMINGTON, OH

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

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS IN AGILITY, OBEDIENCE AND AKC RALLY® CROWNED IN PERRY, GA

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

Saturday Survey: Dog Advocates

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With all of the rallies going on in Washington, DC this weekend, it made me think about ways we might support dog-related causes.

For which issue would you be most likely to attend a supportive rally?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Anti-Puppy Mill Rallies

Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, had a blog post yesterday about the progress being made in trying to eliminate puppy mills.  You can see the blog post here, but one of the things I found most exciting is that rallies are being organized for THIS WEEKEND across the nation at Petland stores, where puppy mill puppies are still being sold.  Click here to find a rally in your area.  What better way to spend the day before Mother’s Day than advocating for the four-legged babies who can’t fend for themselves?

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!