The AKC/ Eukanuba National Championship was held this weekend in Orlando. The event is the culmination of a week of festivities, including show competitions, agility, dock diving, grooming and a showcase of dozens of breeds.
Take a look at some of my pictures from the weekend:
|At the National Beagle Club table at Meet the Breeds. Santa beagle gets photo bombed.|
|The sisters, Birdie and Fergie. Fergie won an award of merit in competition.|
|Here's Fergie with her ribbon.|
|Lulu's trainer, Adam, assists Lina, one of the national trainers for Petco with a Training Basics demo.|
|A young girl in the ring for the Junior Handler's Competition. She's only 9 and she's working with a great dane.|
|The Borzoi group held a Blessing of the Dogs ceremony Saturday. Here, Father Sergei blesses a borzoi.|
|Lagotto Romagnolo. I had never heard of this. It's an ancient Italian breed that now hunts truffles!|
|Spinone Italiani! I want one!|
|Everything at the poodle booth was in camo. This group wants it known poodles are not wussified French doggies. They're German hunting dogs.|
|This young lady is showing Berger Picards. She actually breeds them, and she's a teenager.|
|The borzoi cart. Every year the Borzoi clubs give people rides on this "sleigh."|
I have more pictures, this is just a sampling. As always a fun event with lots to see and learn about dogs. Plan on being there next year.