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World’s top dogs announced for World Challenge

Eukanuba this week released details of the 52 dogs who will be representing the participating countries at the 2nd Annual Eukanuba World Challenge hosted at the AKC / Eukanuba National Championships in Long Beach, California next month.

This unmatched line up includes dogs who have won top honours at prestigious shows worldwide such as the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, Crufts, FCI World Dog Show, European and Asian Shows. All participants will compete for the title of the 2008 Eukanuba World Challenge Champion along with prize money of $10,000. The runner up will receive $3,000 and the first runner up $2,000.

The countries, predetermined by geographical regions, are divided into four sections with 3 dogs from each section being selected to go forth to the final which will be judged by FCI President and all breed judge, Mr. Hans Müller.

The entire Eukanuba World Challenge event will be held in the Main Arena of the Long Beach Convention Centre with a live audience of thousands. The opening ceremony promises to be spectacular with all 52 representing dogs being accompanied into the arena by Kennel Club officials as the flag bearers. The opening ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, 13th of December, immediately before the judging of the first two sections; Europe 1, and The Americas. The remaining two sections Europe and Africa 2 and Asia & Oceania will be judged on Sunday evening, the 14th December. The final is scheduled to take place on Sunday ahead of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship’s Best In Show. The event is being recorded for broadcast by Animal Planet.

Europe and Africa - Judge Mr Edd Bivin (USA)

Country Breed of Dog Name of Dog Name of Owner
Austria Dachshund (Mini L/H) Bartoldi d'Harcourt Janos Turzo
Belgium Beagle Florreke Lighthouse Family Stefaan Dielens & Iris Abrams
Croatia American Akita Amadar True Colours at Redwich Marin Neki? & Ivana Frki?
Czech Rep Chinese Crested Oliver Modry kvet Libuse Brychtova
Denmark American Cocker Spaniel Galaksi Million Dollar Michael M. Kristensen
France Briquet Griffon Vendeen Sabra Du Sentier D’Aimeron Mathilde Leonard-Knolle
Ireland American Cocker Spaniel San Jo’s Borm to Party Margaret & Monica Boardman
Netherlands Shiba Inu Mara-shimaskoki’sKimeWaza Wilma van der Meer
Portugal Weimaraner Casa De Juno Amazi Joao & Rute Soares
Russia Afghan Hound Polo’s Top Gear Anna Belyaevskaya
Slovenia German Shepherd Dex Zlatolicni Dusan Travikar
Spain Siberian Husky Simba del Karraces Jose Carlos Bernados Carracedo
Sweden Old English Sheepdog Villa’s Cruella At Dizzny Ingela & Per Wallstrom/Tim Cujdik
Switzerland America Cocker Spaniel Very Vigie Vamos A La Playa Jouelle Doucet/Dr Jean-Loius Stauffer
Ukraine Bichon Frise Paray’s Tabloid News Piatygina Liudmyla
UK Standard Poodle Afterglow The Big Tease Jason Lynn and Michael Gadsby
Turkey German Shepherd Wisky von der alten backerei Can Paksoy

The Americas - Judge, Dr Paolo Dondina (Italy)

Country Breed of Dog Name of Dog Name of Owner
Argentina Dobermann De Lex Luthor Flash Dance Fabio Norberto Diaz
Brasil Smooth Fox Terrier High Mountaon Riven Run Jerson Valle & Victor Malzon Jr & Carol Bonka
Canada Sealyham Terrier Efbe’s Merci Pour le Poivre Tom & June Fraser
Chile Dobermann Silver Charm Barbarita Carlos Frings
Colombia French Bulldog Simon Chicamocha Lesabulldogs Sergio Escobar and Leonardo Ensciso Morales
Mexico Xoloitzcuintle Standard Tenango (Arena) Begona Gimenes-Valdes
Puerto Rico Labrador Petron Caruso Jose A Torres Oritz /Katherine A Antonmattei
Uruguay Dobermann Nichol’s Xerox Osvaldo Longinotto
USA Sealyham Terrier Efbe’sHildago At Goodspice Richard & Marjorie Good/Sandra Middlebrooks
Venzuela Boxer Caliche de Camiyol Carlos Trejo

Europe and Africa Section 2 - Judge, Mr Rafael De Santiago (Puerto Rico)

Country Breed of Dog Name of Dog Name of Owner
Bulgaria Newfoundland King of Helluland Choose Me Bonka Borisova and Georgieva-Kadrieva
Cyprus Costas Christodoulou Marcia of Twinstep Costas Christodoulou
Estonia Samoyed Pilgramage Snow Ball Kristiine Uspenski
Finland Dachshund (Sm Std) Unita's Charlemagne Ulla Bjorkman
Germany Saluki Dakira Sawahin Dagmar Hintzenberg-Freisleben
Greece German Shepherd Aloe Clever Canin Ioanniis Kostas
Hungary Newfoundland Skipper’s Emperior King of Hellund Siklosi Bela
Israel Kerry Blue Terrier Gardemarin is Kraya Malahita Tali Lin
Italy Welsh Corgi Pembroke Dragonheart Ceredi Charia
Luxembourg Maltese Epice des Supers-Supers Laurent Heinesche
Norway Pug P BH SRB MN Nord UCHTangetoppen’s Gentleman Bjorn Erling Loken
Poland Min. Poodle Caspian’s Line Eyecatcher Beata Matlawska
Romania Dachshund (wirehaired) Pi Da Quinta D’aboeira Marian Draganescu
Serbia American Staffordshire T Don King Of Ring’s Miloje Cirovic
Slovakia Siberian Husky Vinyamar’s Flashing Star Jana Muranska
South Africa Afghan Hound Agha Djari’s Question of Honour of Accolades Ria Wessels

Asia and Oceania - Judge, Mr Andrew Brace (UK)

Country Breed of Dog Name of Dog Name of Owner
Australia Toy Poodle Smash JP Three Belle Jackpot (imp Jap) Cheryl Lecourt
China Toy Poodle Aicco Fengmei Hao
India German Sheperd Bob von der Grafenburg Dhiraj Raj Deb
Japan Toy Poodle Smash JP Talk About Mamoru Oyama
New Zealand Hungarian Puli Bokar Geez Louis Sue Huebner & Kathryn Stewart
Philippines Beagle Orobay Back to Reality (Aust) Ian Mak Natividad/Frank Lao/Jermyn Tan
South Korea Maltese Hidden Valley F Engine Youn-Jung Lee
Taiwan Toy Poodle Nacko Of Snow Castle Kennel Yuh-Shan Song
Thailand American Staffordshire T Doggyworld’s Apple Jack Junior Kriangsa Europapat