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This is part of a series of profiles on the All American Dogs entered in the 2019 AKC Obedience Classic. There will be competition at every level of obedience: Novice, Open, Utility and Masters for dogs that qualified for the event. The annual event takes place Dec. 14-15 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Royal Canin National Championship and the AKC Agility Invitational.

Name: Mary’s J K’s Mr. Panda Bear CD BN RN CGC

Call Name: Panda

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

Obedience Classic Class: Novice

Owner: Judith Temple, Francis Temple, and Kay Thayer

Handler: Kay Thayer

Hometown: Salina, KS

In the two years of his young life, Panda has many AKC accomplishments under his collar and competed in several AKC events. He earned his Canine Good Citizen at 7 months, Beginner Novice and Rally Novice titles at 8 months, and his Companion Dog title at 1 year, 8 months. His first High in Trial, from the Novice B class, was won when he was just 2 years old.

“So, you can we have been very busy in AKC. I love Panda with all my heart and soul. He is my great partner,” said Kay.