AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show is bringing the excitement of the dog show to television viewers on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EST on ABC. The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship took place in Long Beach, California on December 4-5, 2010 and will be seen on television on January 23, 2011.
AKC Eukanuba National Championship moves to ABC
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best in Show winner Australian Shepherd ‘Reckon’ was honored with a Governor’s Commendation at a press conference on January 19, 2010.The AKC/Eukanuba National Champion and New Hampshire’s Top Dog, Australian Shepherd Ch. Propwash Reckon, received an Official Commendation from New Hampshire Governor John Lynch congratulating him and owners Leslie Frank and Judy Harrington for his Best in Show win at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, CA on December 4-5, 2010. Dog lovers across the country will be able to relive the excitement and watch Reckon’s triumph during the network television premiere of the show.
Reckon, who defeated nearly 2,500 dogs from 49 states and 40 countries, received the commendation at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH joined by representatives from New Hampshire’s Environment & Agriculture Committee, the American Kennel Club, and Dogs Owners of the Granite State. Breeder and co-owner Leslie Frank, an AKC Breeder of Merit and the 2010 AKC Breeder of the Year Herding Group winner, was also honored for the decades she has dedicated toward breeding top winners in the show ring as well as wonderful family companions.
“We are very pleased that the State of New Hampshire recognized such a deserving AKC breeder, Leslie Frank. Her lifelong passion of carefully breeding happy, healthy and capable puppies echoes AKC’s mission of promoting responsible breeding and dog ownership,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson at the New Hampshire press conference. “Our congratulations go to Reckon as well for a superb performance.”
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show marks the television debut of six newly recognized dog breeds, including the Bluetick Coonhound, Boykin Spaniel, Cane Corso, Icelandic Sheepdog, Leonberger, Redbone Coonhound. Watch these diverse breeds – raccoon hunters, herders and companions – in the show ring and learn more about them at www.akc.org.
AKC is holding virtual viewing parties on social media sites on Facebook and Twitter starting at 2 p.m. for the broadcast. Dog lovers are encouraged to stop by to root for their favorites, participate in pre-event trivia, get some behind-the-scenes info on the show and chat with other dog show enthusiasts.