GCH CH Love That Jimmy Fallon CM Wins Best in Show at 2016 AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals

The AKC National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Finals Best in Show honors went to GCH CH Love That Jimmy Fallon CM, a Miniature American Shepherd known affectionately as “Jimmy," owned and handled by Jeanie Troyan McAdams. The 2016 NOHS Finals Best in Show winner was crowned by judge Mrs. Paula Nykiel after intense canine competition.

“The AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals celebrates the skill and dedication of the owner-handler and we congratulate all the dogs that topped the NOHS rankings for 2016,” said Bri Tesarz, Manager, Dog Show Rules & Programs. “We’re happy to have welcomed so many quality dogs to this year’s event and congratulations to our winner!”

The top ten owner-handled dogs (plus ties) in each breed from the 2016 qualifying years were invited to compete in the Finals, and the 711 competitors entered represented 192 different breeds/varieties.

Group Winners

After winning their Best of Breed competitions, the following top dogs went on to win in their respective groups and compete for AKC National Owner-Handled Series Best in Show:

Sporting: GCHS CH Dezertfyre's Captain's First Mate CDX RA JH OA AXJ NF RATN CGCA, a Vizsla known as “Riker” owned by Carla and Ron Slabaugh.

Hound: GCH CH Kininvie D'Lux JC CGC, a Scottish Deerhound known as “Vinnie” owned by Eric F.M. Winter and Karen R. Winter.

Working: GCHB CH Kudla's Hubba Hubba Bubba From Pebbles' Run, a Samoyed known as “Boka” owned by Heather and Peter Hubbard.

Terrier: CH Kyleakin Grand Slam, a Cairn Terrier owned by Letisha K. Wubbel and Carol A. Wubbel.

Toy: CH Tenoaks N Kapers One Note Samba, a Brussels Griffon known as “Bullet” owned by Raul Peralta and Rhonda Vandermer.

Non-Sporting: GCHG CH Daimler's Caviar Dreams, a Keeshond known as “Parker” owned by Terry and Diane Benz.

For full breed results, visit here. Click here to learn more about the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Program.