The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is delighted to announce the judging panel for the 2015 AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals (NOHS), held in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) week. Breed and group judging will be held Friday, December 11th, 2015, with Best in Show to be selected in the main ring on Saturday evening, December 12th.
Mrs. Murrel Purkhiser of San Antonio, Texas heads the panel as Best in Show judge for the 2015 AKC NOHS Finals.
Judges for each of the seven variety groups and all breeds within the group are:
SPORTING: Mr. William R. Russell – Milton, Washington
HOUND: Ms. Helene Nietsch – Newtown, Connecticut
WORKING: Dr. Robert A. Indeglia – Narragansett, Rhode Island
TERRIER: Ms. Carole A. Beattie – Sarasota, Florida
TOY: Mrs. Susan St. John Brown – Lebanon, Ohio
NON-SPORTING: Ms. Betty Leininger – Frisco, Texas
HERDING: Mr. Rick Gschwender – Nampa, Idaho
Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex will be awarded in each breed, and Reserve Best Owner-Handled in Show will be selected for the first time this year.
Dogs ranked in the top ten (plus ties) of their breed at the end of the 2015 qualifying period (October 9, 2014 – October 7, 2015) will be invited to compete in the AKC NOHS Finals. The Finals premium list will be available in September when the overall AKC/Eukanuba National Championship information is published and Finals qualifiers will be sent full details about the event and notified about how to enter in late October.
The AKC National Owner-Handled Series will also be offered at the Space Coast Kennel Club, Brevard Kennel Club and Central Florida Kennel Club shows December 8th-10th as well as several specialty shows on Friday, December 11th.
The AKC is delighted to announce the judging panel for the 2015 AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals (NOHS), held in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) week.