Posts with tag AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Junior Handlers Have Months to Qualify

Summer is a beautiful season for most junior handlers. It’s when you get to spend more time in the ring with your four-legged friends and less time behind desks listening to lectures. With all of this extra time spent at shows, it seems as though many current junior handlers are making leaps and bounds in… read more

The winners of the 2012 AKC Agility Invitational were Toy Fox Terrier Blink with Johanna Ammentorp and Chinese Crested Ziggy with Estelle Robinson, in back, and, in front from left, All American Dog Crush with ArynHervel, Border Collie Maja with SilvinaBruera and All American Dog Roo with Stacey Campbell. Photo © AKC/Great Dane Photo.

Agility, Obedience Teams Shine in Florida

Even with thousands of dogs, handlers and support teams filling the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, performance events manage to draw plenty of competitors and fans. It’s (Almost) All About Speed Six hundred and forty-three dogs, including those run by juniors, did the speed and accuracy thing in the… read more

Emma and her Yorkie Tucker await judge Bill Shelton’s examination.

AKC/Eukanuba’s Best Junior Handler Is a Repeat Winner

It’s a great honor to win Best Junior Handler at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, and even greater to win twice! In fact, it has only ever happened once before. This year 17-year-old Emma Grayson Echols took the top prize for the second year in a row! Emma is not only talented, but she hopes to… read more

Wire Fox Terrier GCh. Afterall Painting The Sky was Best in Show at the 12th AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, handled by Gabriel Rangel. Photo courtesy of the American Kennel Club.

The Last Shows of 2012: Two Champions Crowned in Orlando

The last three dog shows of 2012 wrapped up on Sunday, with Best in Shows in Allentown, Pa., and Cleveland, Ohio, awarded to the Top Dog of all breeds, German Wirehaired Pointer ‘Oakley,’ handled by Phil Booth, and the top winning Harrier of all time, GCh. Downhome Hi-Tech Innovator, handled by Susie Olivera. Robin Novack… read more

Bracco Italiano from Italy, Ch. Axel Del Monte Alago, won the 2009 World Challenge under Frank Sabella, handled by his owner, Bitte Ahrens.

Unique Among Shows Across the Globe: The Eukanuba World Challenge

There is one single element of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show that definitively sets it apart from every other event on the planet, and that is the Eukanuba World Challenge. No place else do fanciers have the opportunity to see, in the flesh and in one place, top winning dogs from all across the… read more


The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship: A Retrospective

December 15 and 16, 2012, will mark the 12th year of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show, this year to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. In December 2001 the American Kennel Club teamed up for the first time with pet food company Eukanuba to host the inaugural invitational dog… read more


Performance Dogs, Handlers Get Moment in the AKC/Eukanuba Spotlight Too

It’s almost time for one of the biggest show weekends of the year, made even bigger by a change in the entry requirements of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. But the weekend isn’t only about show dogs, as hundreds of obedience and agility champions descend on the city as… read more


The Countdown Begins!

It’s official. Only five more weekends of shows remain for the year! Can you believe it? It’s definitely safe to say that November snuck up on us! This is the month when dog fanciers start to think not only about the year’s end, but also about building plans for the coming year. For those of… read more

Christi McDonald

Among the Shows Closing November 21, 2012…

Thinking about the Holiday Classic cluster of shows gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling for several reasons. I was, for a brief time when I lived in Southern California, a member of the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association of Southern California, and am particularly fond of, among others, show chairman and Poodle breeder extraordinaire Peggy McDill, as… read more

Christi McDonald

Among the Shows Closing November 14, 2012… with Early Closing for AKC/Eukanuba

Best In Show Daily wants to alert our readers that entries for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship close early – that is, more than the usual two-and-a-half weeks before their events when most shows close. Final entries will be accepted one month before the show, on Wednesday, November 14, at Onofrio Dog Shows. You’ll find much more… read more

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