Sporting: GCH CH Whistlestop's Riley on Fire, an Irish Water Spaniel known as "Riley" owned by Tom and Bethany Urban and Gregory Siner of Issaquah, Washington.
Hound: GCH CH Kiarry's Pandora's Box, an American Foxhound known as "Jewel" owned by
Working: GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, a Portuguese Water Dog known as "Matisse" owned by
, Peggy Helming and
New York, New York
Terrier: GCH CH Afterall Painting The Sky, a Wire Fox Terrier known as "Sky" owned by
Victor Malzoni, Jr.
, Scott &
Toy: GCH CH Yakee Easily Persuaded, a Pekingese known as "Rodger" owned by
East Berlin, Pennsylvania
Non-Sporting: GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, a Standard Poodle known as "Flame" owned by
Linda C. Campbell
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Herding: GCH CH Wolf Creek Galaxy Of Merivern, a German Shepherd Dog known as "Fritz" owned by
Other top-dogs awarded during the two-day event included the following:
Eukanuba World Challenge
featured 44 top winning dogs from six continents. Afterglow Maverick Sabre, a Standard Poodle representing the
and owned by
& M & MJ Stone of
, was awarded a hefty purse of
along with the title of "Eukanuba World Challenge Champion."
Best Bred-By-Exhibitor in Show
GCH CH Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, an Old English Sheepdog known as "Swagger" was awarded Best Bred-By-Exhibitor in Show, edging out more than 930 dogs representing 24 percent of the total competitors entered in the "Bred-By Exhibitor" competition. "Swagger's" owners Colton &
Colorado Springs, Colorado
were awarded a
Best in Miscellaneous Group
Dynasty's Triple Crown, a Miniature American Shepherd known as "Remi" owned by
In the Junior Showmanship competition, for handlers from between 9 to 18 years of age,
with her Pug Ch. Luna's Timeliss Lara Croft of Cantu was awarded the coveted title of Best Junior Handler, along with a
Agility and Obedience Competitions
The 2013 AKC Obedience Classic and the AKC Agility Invitational were held in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. The two events demonstrate the highest level of training and teamwork between dog and handler. This year's inaugural AKC Obedience Classic is a first of its kind for AKC, offering all regular levels of obedience classes at a national level. Obedience and agility competitions for junior handlers were held for the third year.
Four obedience dogs and their owners – one dog/handler team in each of the four classes – were crowned at the AKC Obedience Classic, which brought together 248 dogs from across the country and beyond.
Placing first in their class (Novice, Open, Utility and Masters respectively) were: