The top 10 owner-handled dogs from each breed came to compete at the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals on December 15.
After intense competition at the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canine, the Best in Show honors went to GCHG CH Lamz Strike A Pose RN CAA CGC TKN, a Bedlington Terrier known affectionately as “Vogue.” Vogue is owned and handled by Gabrielle Gilbeau and bred by Laurie Zembrzuski & Gabrielle Gilbeau.
“The AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals is an exciting competition that celebrates the skill and dedication of the owner-handler,” said Bri Tesarz, Manager, Dog Show Rules & Programs. “It’s thrilling to see so many wonderful dogs in the ring, and we’re very happy to congratulate this year’s winner!”
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: GCHB CH Wynmoor Interstellar, an English Springer Spaniel known as “Mcconaughey” owned by Erin Kerfoot, R. McGlothin, B. Kerfoot, and Janice Hayes and bred by Dr. Erin C. Kerfoot and Robin Novack.
Hound: GCH CH CCH Stackem Up The Business Breed, a Treeing Walker Coonhound known as “Angus” owned by Bridgette Clary & David Lee and bred by Bridgette Clary and Tricia L. Snedegar.
Working: GCH CH Nanook’s Alberta Clipper, a Siberian Husky known as “Clipper” owned by Annette Dionne and bred by Annette Dionne.
Terrier: GCHG CH Lamz Strike A Pose RN CAA CGC TKN, a Bedlington Terrier known as “Vogue” owned by Laurie Zembrzuski & Gabrielle Gilbeau and bred by Laurie Zembrzuski & Gabrielle Gilbeau.
Toy: GCHP CH Dartan Diamonds Are Forever At Viva, a Smooth Coat Chihuahua owned by Cecilia Bozzo and bred by Darwin L. Delaney and Kathy Sawyer.
Non-Sporting: GCHB CH High Ridge He’s So Full Of Himself, a Bichon Frise known as “Donald” owned by C. Fellbaum, S. Sommer, M. Greif & J. Rubin and bred by Carol Fellbaum and Cecelia Ruggles.
Herding: GCH CH Catskill Egri Estike RN CAA CGC TKI, a Pumi known as “Frida” owned by Cynthia Lundquist & Maggie Lundquist & Keith Moore and bred by Ildiko Repasi and Laszlo Sulyok.
Miss the Show?
Rewatch the NOHS Best in Show on AKC.TV or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV. Watch the TV premiere on New Year’s Day on Animal Planet at 6 p.m. ET. Encore performance airs at 12 a.m.