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The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 640 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally® National Championship. Competitions were held July 9th-11th, 2021 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH.

“It was absolutely incredible to watch these outstanding performances as the new National Champions were crowned in Obedience and Rally,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events. “These dogs exemplify the very finest in their sports from across the country. We’re thrilled to celebrate the dedication and many talents of these dog and handler teams.”

“We are also grateful to our exhibitors, volunteers, clubs and judges for their support of local events over the past year in exceptionally challenging times,” said Pamela Manaton, AKC Director of Obedience, Rally and Tracking.

The 2021 Winners:

AKC National Obedience Championship

The 2021 AKC National Obedience Champion is:

OTCH7 High Times Totally Sauced UDX7 PCD OGM SH, a Golden Retriever known as “Juicy,” handled by Sharri Sibert of Schoolcraft, MI.

1st Runner-Up: OTCH9 High Times Shake ‘N Bake UDX6 OGM SH, a Golden Retriever known as “Baker,” handled by Korin Bevis of Farmington, MN.

2nd Runner-Up: OTCH8 Lola Sugar And Spice UDX8 PCDX OGM BN GN GO VER RE CAA CGCA CGCU TKA, an All American Dog known as “Lola,” handled by Kathryn Harvey of Apple Valley, MN.

3rd Runner-Up: CH Jule Too Fairy Of Enchantment UDX OM1, a Border Collie known as “Oonagh,” handled by Mitzi Tinaglia of Roanoke, VA.

AKC Rally® National Championship

The 2021 AKC Rally® National Champion is:

OTCH Norwood’s Owl Love Ewe Like Crazy UDX2 OM3 RM RAE2 PT OA OAJ, a Border Collie known as “Stryker,” handled by Nancy Curtis, of Ellis Grove, IL.

Rally Master: Lil’Town Cianan Irish Flirt Of Ardnacassa CD PUTD BN GO RM SCA CGC TKP, a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier known as “Cianan,” handled by Michelle O’Neill of Livonia, MI.

Rally Excellent: OTCH Triquetra’s Cajun Roulette Queen UDX3 PCDX OM4 VER RE FDC AX OAJ OF CAA DCAT TT BH DEX2 DMX2 AMX ASA CGCA CGCU TKE VHMA, a Belgian Malinois known as “Rouxette,” handled by Kimberly Hoeppner of Bogolusa, LA.

Rally Advanced: Inflight Limited Edition CD RA OA NAJ NF TKA, a Border Collie known as “Elite,” handled by Katja Brown of Landrum, SC.

Rally Intermediate: MACH Castlegate’s Took Me By Surprise CDX BN RI MXG MJG MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX OFP RATN TKN, a Shetland Sheepdog known as “Keziah,” handled by Elaine Mayowski of McKees Rock, PA.

Rally Novice: Jkg Girl On Fire CD BN RA FDC CGCA TKA VHMA, an All American Dog known as “Brooklyn,” handled by Kaitlyn Grantner of Irvington, KY.

Watch replays of these amazing dogs earning their championship titles on demand at or via the AKC.TV Roku and Apple TV apps.