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Eukanuba World Challenge

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship 2010

Reckon reckons on $50,000

Photo: Bill Moores
Winner of the AKC Herding group & BIS at the tenth AKC National Championship was the Australian Shepherd Dog Ch Propwash Reckon owned by Leslie Frank and Judy Harrington and handled by Judy Harrington. The winners took home a cheque for $50,000.

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BIS AT the tenth AKC/Eukanuba National Championship held in Long Beach earlier this month was the Australian Shepherd Dog Ch Propwash Reckon owned by Leslie Frank and Judy Harrington and handled by Judy Harrington. The winners took home a cheque for $50,000.

And if Judy Harrington looks a little familiar, she is, as she judged several breeds at the Midland Counties show last October.

As is usual the show was the culmination of the Dog Hair 'n' Eggnog Classic 'cluster shows' held at the Convention Center the shows of which averaged entries of around 2300 each day. This year the AKC show attracted an entry of 3400 from 167 different breeds which competed for $225,000 of prize money.


As if by magic all the Christmas decorations and trees which adorned the aisles and rings disappeared on the Friday evening and the 12 rings were rearranged to cope with the two day AKC National Championship, the Obedience and Agility areas complete with REAL turf and the popular Meet The Breeds stands - the American equal of our own Discover Dogs section of Crufts.
Over from the UK judging at the show were Kennel Club chairman Mr Ronnie Irving, Mr Jeff Luscott, Mrs Karina Le Mare who was judging the prestigious Bred by Exhibitor Working group, Mr Glynn Payne and Mr Andrew Brace who had also judged a selection of breeds at the cluster shows.

The show judging commenced bright and early at 8am each day with break later in the day until the groups took place in the main arena of the Convention Center at 7pm.

Paying tribute to the organisers and Long Beach AKC chairman Mr Ron Menacker thanked them all for making them welcome over the last five years hoping that one day they would return. A bit like Arnie!

From next year the show along with the Eukanuba World Challenge moves to Orlando, Florida for a five year stint.

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2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

1st Place German Wirehaired Pointer   GCH CH Ripsnorter's Mt View Lookout
2nd Place Labrador Retriever   CH Gingerbred Celestial Thunder JH
3rd Place Brittany   GCH CH Mich's Mt Ready Aim Fire
4th Place Irish Setter   GCH CH Greengate Bells N Whistles
1st Place Whippet   GCH CH Starline's Chanel
2nd Place Norwegian Elkhound   GCH CH Vin-Melca's Voyager
3rd Place Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen   GCH CH Jodell Boogie Back To Texas
4th Place Basset Hound   GCH CH Splash's The Professor
1st Place Portuguese Water Dog   GCH CH Aviators Luck Be A Lady
3rd Place Bullmastiff   GCH CH Highpoint's Fifth Wheel Don'T Blink
4th Place Akita   KENZO VON DABUSSO
1st Place Smooth Fox Terrier   GCH CH Slyfox Sneak's A Peek
2nd Place Scottish Terrier   CH Lomondview Clementina
3rd Place Cairn Terrier   HJOHOO'S JHO'RE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE
4th Place Skye Terrier   GCH CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman
1st Place Pekingese   GCH CH Palacegarden Malachy
2nd Place Pomeranian   GCH CH Powerpom High Performance
3rd Place Affenpinscher   GCH CH Banana Joe V. Tani Kazari
4th Place Japanese Chin   GCH CH Chindale's Wakasan
1st Place Bichon Frise   GCH CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy
2nd Place Shiba Inu   GCH CH Dragon House Mr.Jones
3rd Place Chinese Shar-Pei   GCH CH Vaje's Miss Jayne Hathaway
4th Place Chow Chow   GCH CH Ayran Hong's Red Passion
1st Place Australian Shepherd   CH Propwash Reckon
2nd Place German Shepherd Dog   CH Kaleef's Katarina V Kenlyn
3rd Place Australian Cattle Dog   GCH CH Carben Copy's If The Shoe Fits
4th Place Puli   CH Lajosmegyi Singin' In The Rain


The American Kennel Club has announced the judging panel for the 11th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Orlando, Florida. on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.

The 2011 event will once again showcase the nation’s top AKC-registered and international dogs as well as the popular Best Bred-by-Exhibitor competition, AKC Meet the Breeds and the fifth Eukanuba World Challenge. The AKC National Obedience Invitational and AKC Agility Invitational will again be held in conjunction with the 2011 event.

The Brevard Kennel Club, the Central Florida Kennel Club and the Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay shows will precede the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship at the same site on Dec. 14-16, 2011.

Heading the panel as Best in Show judge for the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is Mrs. Robert (Polly) D. Smith of St. Stephens Church, Va. and Mr. James Reynolds of Nepean, Ontario, Canada will judge Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show.

Judges for each of the seven variety groups are: SPORTING – Mrs. Judith Goodin. HOUND – Mrs. Lee Canalizo. WORKING – Mr. Edd Bivin.

TERRIER – Mr. Peter Green. TOY – Dr. Anthony DiNardo. NON-SPORTING – Mr. Frank Sabella.
HERDING – Mr. Robert Caswell.

Judges for the seven Bred-by-Exhibitor variety groups include Mr. Frank Kane who will be judging the Sporting group.

Judges for the Eukanuba World Challenge are:

Eukanuba World Challenge Winner: Mr. Enrique Filippini – Buenos Aires, Argentina and Section Judges: Dr. Tamas Jakkel – Budapest, Hungary, Mrs. Barbara Müller – Bauma, Switzerland, Mrs. Zena Thorn-Andrews – Worcester, UK, and Mr. C.V. Sudarsan – Shenoy Nagar -Chennai, India.