Now that all of the Best of Breed Group Winners have officially been named, we’re one step closer to crowning this year’s AKC National Championship Best in Show champion! In case you missed our Group Finals livestreams on AKC.org, here’s a recap of all of the commendable canines who will be competing for this year’s coveted title:
Sporting: GCHP CH Silverhall Strike Force, a Cocker Spaniel (ASCOB) known as “Striker,” owned by Regina Beinhauer & Carolee Douglas and bred by Wilson S Pike & Bonnie S Pike.
Hound: GCHB CH Pahlavi Marilyn Merlot, an Afghan Hound known as “Chelsea,” owned by Dr. Patrick Truman & Jeff Bracken & Karen Wagner and bred by Karen Wagner & Ellen C Klosson.
Working: GCHG CH Taolanquest Flying Cloud, an Alaskan Malamute known as “Cloud,” owned by Alisa Syar & Laurie Newburn & Ron Pohl & Mike Stone and bred by Laurie Newburn & Ron Pohl.
Terrier: GCHG CH Absolutely Signature, a Smooth Fox Terrier known as “Bradley,” owned by J W Smith & Dana Gabel and James W Smith/Dana Schumacher.
Toy: GCHG CH Pequest Pickwick, a Pekingese known as “Chuck,” owned by David Fitzpatrick & Nancy H Shapland and bred by David Fitzpatrick.
Non-Sporting: GCHG CH Le Petit Prince De La Bete, a French Bulldog known as “Princeton,” owned by Alexandra Geremia & Blake Hamman & Peter Photos and bred by Peter Photos & Blake Hamman.
Herding: GCHS CH Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky, a Puli known as “Preston,” owned by Ellen Charles & J Beaudoin & L Pitts & P Kelly & S Huebner and bred by Sue Huebner.
Don’t miss watching these incredible breeds compete for the ultimate prize: Best in Show. Tune in to the livestream at AKC.org.
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