The 12th AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
returns to Orlando on the 15th and 16th of next month, and for the first time since the 125th anniversary event, the show will be open to all dogs.
We're still celebrating dogs that qualified for the event, however, with the new AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Honor Roll. You can view the dogs on the Honor Roll here
In honor of their accomplishments, these dogs will receive special recognition over the weekend, including a commemorative pin acknowledging them as a 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Honoree (exclusively for dogs that have qualified and are competing at the event), a personalized "Certificate of Achievement" as a 2012 Honor Roll qualifier, special designation in the event catalog as an Honoree for that year, one free photograph of the Honoree in the online catalog that is archived on the AKC website, and a special discount for pre- or post-show advertising in the AKC Weekly Winners Gallery that will feature the "Honorees" and the AENC Winners.
In addition to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, the AKC National Obedience Invitational
and AKC Agility Invitational
will also take place over the weekend. The country's top companion dogs have qualified for these events, so make sure to stop by and see these talented dogs run. More than 100 Juniors will also be competing with their dogs in the second annual competitions for Juniors.
Other activities include the Eukanuba World Challenge, returning for the 6th year, with preliminaries during the day and the Finals at night. Last year's National Champion "London," CH Jaset's Satisfaction, will represent the US in this competition featuring dogs from more than 40 countries around the World.
With other events scheduled like AKC Meet the Breeds®
, staffed by our wonderful parent club volunteers, special Eukanuba demonstrations, and the presentations of the AKC Breeder of the Year and AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) at night, I hope you don't miss the event, whether you attend as a competitor or spectator. Tickets are currently on sale at www.akc.org
. See you there!
Dennis B. Sprung
President and CEO