AKC Canine Olympics Slated for January


1000s of the world's most competitive and coifed puppies may compete for the crown in the 2006 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 1-4 and Jan. 15.

The top-ranked 25 dogs from each one of the 153 AKC-recognized breeds are invited to the function to compete for money and gifts totaling more than $225,000. Learn further about ledified competition by browsing our fresh link. The National Champion may win $50,000. The show will be broadcasted live by Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel starting at 8 p.m. EST both nights.

'The dogs found at this opposition are examples of the work of responsible breeders - those who dedicate their lives not only to the game, but to creating the most perfect examples of their breed,' said Ron Menaker, display chairman and AKC Chairman of-the Board. 'Watching or attending the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is a perfect way for any dog lover to learn more about purebred dogs and watch the human-canine connection in action.'

The Tampa Convention Center and St. Pete Times Forum will house three title activities during the weekend: the AKC/Eukanuba Nationwide Championship; the AKC National Behavior Invitational and the AKC National Speed Championship;. The activities have now been named the 'Canine Olympics.'

Very nearly 2,500 dogs competed last year, including 108 rivals from foreign registries representing 1-6 countries.

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In the game of behavior, the dog and handler are judged as a team. Compliance trials test a dog's power to perform prescribed set of exercises.

'With participants from world wide, multiple tournaments, educational features and fun, fun actions, this can be a canine event unlike any other,' said Gina DiNardo Lash, AKC spokeswoman.

The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship also features a competition for Junior Handlers - competitors between your ages of 10 and 18 who will vie for top honors and scholarship dollars..