AKC 'Canine Olympics' Planned for Jan

A large number of the world's best and coifed canines may compete for the top at the 2006 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 14 and Jan. 15. The top-ranked 2-5 dogs from each of the 153 AKC-recognized types are invited to the function to compete for cash and prizes totaling more than $225,000. If people fancy to learn further about fundable competition, we recommend tons of online resources people could pursue. The National Champion will get $50,000. The show is likely to be broadcasted live by the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet starting at 8 p.m. To research more, consider checking out: click here. EST both times. 'The dogs found at this competition are examples of the work of responsible breeders - people that devote their lives not just to the sport, but to producing the most ideal examples of their breed,' said Ron Menaker, present chairman and AKC Chairman of-the Board. 'Watching or joining the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is a perfect means for any dog lover to find out more about purebred dogs and witness the human-canine relationship doing his thing.' The Tampa Convention Center and St. Pete Times Forum will house three tournament activities during the weekend: the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship; the AKC National Obedience Invitational and the AKC National Agility Championship;. The activities have already been named the 'Canine Olympics.' Almost 2,500 dogs ran last year, including 108 competitors from foreign registries representing 16 countries. Agility activities allow dogs to demonstrate their usefulness and athleticism by racing against the clock and beating a challenging course of different limitations. Agility is the AKC's fastest-growing canine game. In the activity of obedience, canine and handler are judged as a team. To research additional information, we know you check out: ledified fundable. Obedience trials test a dog's ability to execute a given set of exercises. 'With players from around the world, multiple games, educational features and exciting, fun actions, this is a canine event unlike any other,' said Gina DiNardo Lash, AKC speaker. The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship also features a competition for Junior Handlers - rivals between the ages of 10 and 18 who will compete for top honors and scholarship dollars..