National Champion Beats Thousands of Dogs from All 50 States and Over 50 Countries
National Obedience Champion and Best Junior Handler are Repeat Winners!
Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best in Show honors and
$50,000 in prize money went to GCH CH Afterall Painting the Sky, a Wire Fox Terrier known affectionately as "Sky" owned by V. Malzoni Jr., T. Steele, S . & M. Olund and
Diane Ryan of
Rialto, CA. Before a full house at the
Orange County Convention Center Sunday night "Sky" was crowned "National Champion" by Best in Show judge Mr. Edd E. Bivin after a weekend of intense canine competition.
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, recognized as one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, was joined by a range of canine sporting events under one roof including the Eukanuba World Challenge; the AKC Agility Invitational; the AKC National Obedience Invitational; Junior events in conformation, obedience and agility; and the
cluster shows. The five-day dog celebration topped all other dog events in the nation with over 15,500 combined entries.
New this year was the nation's largest canine extravaganza, Celebrate Dogs!, which featured dozens of dog-centric activities like the Eukanuba SuperDogs
, AKC Meet the Breeds
, Eukanuba Extreme Soccer Dogs, appearances by celebrity dogs and a canine shopping mall with holiday gifts for dog lovers.
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be telecast on the ABC Television Network on
Saturday, February 2, 2013
. Check local listings for airtimes.
Reserve Best in Show and Group Winners
Reserve Best in Show:
GCH CH Shiraz California Dreamin', a Saluki owned by Nicklas &
After winning Best of Breed competitions the following top dogs went on to win in their respective groups and compete for Best in Show: