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The 2017 AKC National Championship Presented By Royal Canin (Video)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10:27
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AKC National Championship


DECEMBER 16 & 17. 2017 – ORLANDO, FLORIDA2016 AKC national championship logo


All Sporting, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting Breeds and Junior Showmanship Competition  will be Judged on Saturday

All Working, Terrier, Herding Breeds, Miscellaneous and Best in Show will be Judged on Sunday 

News and Updates

December 2, 2017

Judging Program for 2017 AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes  

December 1, 2017
Judging Program for 2017 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin 

November 28, 2017

Due to the large entry the following judge changes have been made.

Mrs. Houston (Toddie) Clark will judge  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Veterans, Chinooks and Saint Bernards in place of Mr. Houston Clark

Mrs Houston (Toddie) Clark will judge Parson Russell Terriers in place of  Mr Desmond J Murphy

Mrs Houston (Toddie) Clark will judge  Cesky Terriers in place of Mr Robert Stein

Mr. Sam Houston McDonald will judge Beaucerons in place of Ms. Pamela Bruce

Mr Desmond J Murphy will judge Brittanys in place of Mrs. Ann Yuhasz and Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) Veterans and Retrievers (Golden) Veterans. In place of Ms. Peggy Beisel-McIlwane.

Mr. William Sahloff will judge Scottish Deerhounds in place of Mr. Robert E Hutton 

November 27, 2017
Additional Judges for AKC  Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes

Due to the large entry in the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes we have added the following judges:

Sporting: Ms Maureen Day will judge; Brittany’s, Lagotti Romagnoli, Pointers(German Wirehaired), Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay), Retrievers (Flat Coated), Retrievers (Labrador), Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling), Setters (English), Setters (Gordon), Setters (Irish), Spaniels (Cocker- Ascob), Spaniels (English Springer), Spaniels (Irish Water), Spaniels (Sussex), Spinoni Italiani, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons and Wirehaired Vizslas in place of Mr. Douglas A. Johnson.

Hound: Ms. Kathy A. Forbes will judge: Basenjis, Dachshunds (All Varieties), Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Otterhounds, Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens,  Salukis and Whippets in place of Mrs. Patti Widick Neale.

Working: Mrs. Cindy Meyer will judge: Dogo Argentinos, Leonbergers, Neapolitan Mastiffs, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, Standard Schnauzers and Tibetan Mastiffs in place of Mrs. Roberta C. Davies.

Terrier: Mr. Eugene Z. Zaphiris will judge: Airedale Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Fox Terriers (Smooth), Fox Terriers (Wire), Kerry Blue Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, Norfolk Terriers, Parson Russell Terriers, Scottish Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and West Highland White Terriers in place of Mrs. Delores Burkholder.

Toy: Mrs. Helen Winski Stein will judge: Affenpinchers, Brussels Griffons, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chihuahuas (Long & Smooth coat), Chinese Cresteds, English toy Spaniels (B&PC), Japanese Chins, Miniature Pinchers,  Pekingese and Poodles (Toy) in place of Dr. Geno Sisneros.

Non-Sporting: Mrs. Judi Bendt will judge: American Eskimo Dogs, Bichon Frises, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Chinese Shar-Pei and Tibetan Spaniels in place of Mrs. Linda Tilka.

Herding: Mrs. Cindy Stansell will judge: Australian Cattle Dogs, Bearded Collies, Beaucerons, Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Tervuren, Bergamasco Sheepdogs, Berger Picards, Bouviers des Flandres, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Finnish Lapphunds, Icelandic Sheepdogs, Miniature American Shepherds, Norwegian Buhunds, Old English Sheepdogs, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Pyrenean Shepherds, Spanish Water Dogs and Swedish Vallhunds in place of Mr. William C. Stebbins.

November 21, 2017
AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin Draws Largest Entry in History of Event

October 4, 2017
Tickets are NOW on Sale
For all Events on Saturday December 16 & Sunday December 17

September 21, 2017
The official AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes Premium List is now online

September 21, 2017
The official AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin Premium List is now online

September 19, 2017
Notice of “ Change of Judge”

  • Mr. Houston Clark  will be judging Akitas, Cane Corso, Chinooks, Giant Schnauzers, Great Pyrenees, Saint Bernards and Standard Schnauzers in place of Mr. Jim C. Briley.
  • Mr. Robert Stein will be judging Boxers in place of Mr. Jim C. Briley.

September 19, 2017
Events and Activities during AKC National Championship Week
Here is a list of events and activities taking place from December 12 – December 17, 2017 in Orlando at or near the Convention Center

August 21, 2017
RV parking information is now available.
This is for on-site overnight RV parking. Space is limited.

July 17, 2017
Hotel Room Blocks Open on MONDAY July 17th at 11am Eastern Time

July 12, 2017
Inaugural AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes a competition created exclusively for puppy and junior purebred dogs, ages 6-18 months, to be held on Friday, December 15, 2017, at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Fl. 

February 7, 2017
2017 AKC National Championship Judging Panel Released




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