AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is held by the American Kennel Club every year in December or January in the US. As the name indicates, its primary sponsor is Eukanuba, a premium brand of dog food. Over 3,000 dogs from all over the world come to compete, but only seven go to best in show.

The first National Championship was held in Orlando, Florida in 2001. The 2002 show was also in Orlando. The next show was held in 2003 and was in Long Beach, California. The two 2006 shows were held in Tampa, Florida (the show switched from being held in January to being held in December, which explains why there were two shows, and therefore two winners, in 2006).

Past champions

Best in Show:[1]

Year Dog Name Call Name
2001 Bichon Frise Special Times Just Right! JR
2002 Kerry Blue Terrier Torums Scarf Michael Mick
2003 Norfolk Terrier Cracknor Cause Celebre Coco
2005 Bloodhound Ch Heathers Knock On Wood Knotty
2006 (Jan) Alaskan Malamute Nanuke's Snoklassic No Boundaries Costello
2006 (Dec) English Springer Spaniel Felicity's Diamond Jim James
2007 Sealyham Terrier Ch. Efbe's Hildago At Goodspice Charmin
2008 Pointer Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry Holly
2009 Scottish Terrier Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot Sadie
2010 Australian Shepherd CH Propwash Reckon Reckon
2011 Standard Poodle GCH CH Jaset's Satisfaction London
2012 Wire Fox Terrier GCH CH Afterall Painting The Sky Sky
2013 Portuguese Water Dog GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse Matisse
2014 Skye Terrier GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie Charlie


  1. American Kennel Club - AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

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