Orlando, FL – The AKC National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Finals Best in Show
honors went to GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, a Miniature Pinscher owned by
Armando Angelbello and Leah Monte and handled by Armando. The inaugural NOHS
Finals Best in Show winner was crowned by judge Mrs. Sheila DiNardo.

“The AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals celebrates the skill and dedication of
the owner-handler, the core of the conformation dog sport, and we congratulate all the
dogs that topped the NOHS rankings for 2012 and 2013,” said Bri Tesarz, Programs
Manager, AKC Event Operations. “We’re happy to have welcomed so many great dogs
to our inaugural event and congratulations to our winner!”

The top ten owner-handled dogs (plus ties) in each breed from the 2012 and 2013
qualifying years were invited to compete in the first Finals, and the 520 competitors
entered came from 43 states and Canada, representing 160 different breeds.

Group Winners

After winning their Best of Breed competitions, the following top dogs went on to win in
their respective groups and compete for AKC National Owner-Handled Series Best in

Sporting: GCH CH Doc’s Crosswinds Absolut Ten of Acadia, a Weimaraner owned by
Autumn Stewart-Zimmerman, April Stewart, Mary Ann Stewart and Duane Stewart DVM
of Columbus, Ohio

Hound: GCH DC Ableaim Que the Music MC, a Whippet owned by Gail and Jenny
Boyd of Apex, North Carolina

Working: GCH CH Sunvalley’s Its As Simple As ABC, a Newfoundland owned by
Brooke Beck, Karen Moore, Dee Adrian and Lou Lenner of Pierceton, Indiana

Terrier: GCH CH Edbrios Russian Roulette, a Kerry Blue Terrier owned by Eva Marie
Hansen of Mary Island, Florida

Toy: GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, a Miniature Pinscher owned by Armando
Angelbello and Leah Monte of Davie, Florida

Non-Sporting: GCH CH Bella Ridge Imperiale Shadyharbor Mafia Campcovo CGC, a
French Bulldog owned by Billy Covalucci, Jill Neidig and Lorene Schettino of East
Boston, Massachusetts

Herding: GCH CH Sarron Simply Complicated CGC, a Belgian Sheepdog owned by
Sherri Swabb of Beavercreek, Ohio

For full breed results and coverage of the event, click here. A high-resolution photo for
press is available here.

Ninety-five AKC National Owner-Handled Series events are currently scheduled for
2014, with more being added every day. Owner-handlers can find a local event here,
while clubs interested in offering this competition can indicate it on their event
application or email eventplans@akc.org

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