There is one week left to enter dogs in the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, which will take place Dec. 15-16, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The deadline for entry is Nov. 14, 2012.
Best in Show judge at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be Mr. Edd E. Bivin of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter of Carmel, Calif., will judge Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show. Judging for the seven groups are:
Sporting Group: Terry Stacy from Chapel Hill, N.C.
Hound Group: Carla Molinari from Portugal
Working Group: Norman B. Kenney from Westford, Mass.
Terrier Group: Peggy Beisel- McIlwaine from Ann Arbor, Mich.
Toy Group: Virginia L. Lyne from British Columbia, Canada
Non-Sporting Group: Andrew Mills from Bonita, Calif.
Herding Group: James E. Frederiksen from Knoxville, Tenn.
Sporting, Hound, Toy and Non-Sporting breeds, as well as the Junior Showmanship Competition, will be judged on Saturday, December 15. On Sunday, December 16, the Working, Terrier, Herding and Miscellaneous groups will be judged.
The Orange County Convention Center will once again host The Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, Brevard Kennel Club and Central Florida Kennel Club shows on Dec. 12-14, 2012, leading up to the main AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Friday and Saturday. The closing date for entering dogs to these three shows is November 21, 2012.
For the first time, video coverage of the Best of Breed Competition will be available on Dogchannel.com. Visit DogChannel.com to see top breeds strutting their stuff in the show ring.