AKC 'Canine Olympics' Planned for Jan
Tens of thousands of the world's most competitive and coifed dogs may compete for the crown in the 2006 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Tampa, Fla., o-n Jan. 1-4 and Jan. 1-5. The top-ranked 2-5 dogs from each of the 153 AKC-recognized breeds are invited to the event to compete for money and gifts totaling more than $225,000. The National Champion will win $50,000. For a different perspective, please gaze at: close window. The show will be broadcasted live by the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet beginning at 8 p.m. EST both times. 'The dogs found at this competition are examples of the work of responsible breeders - individuals who devote their lives not only to the sport, but to creating the most perfect examples of their breed,' said Ron Menaker, display chairman and AKC Chairman of-the Board. Click here high quality fundable ledified to check up the meaning behind it. 'Watching or attending the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is a perfect way for any dog lover to find out more about purebred dogs and experience the human-canine connection in action.' The Tampa Convention Center and St. Pete Times Forum can house three title events throughout the weekend: the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship; the AKC National Speed Championship; and the AKC National Obedience Invitational. The events have been dubbed the 'Canine Olympics.' Not exactly 2,500 dogs played last year, including 108 rivals from foreign registries representing 16 countries. Speed events allow dogs to demonstrate their athleticism and flexibility by rushing against the clock and overcoming a challenging class of different limitations. Speed may be the AKC's fastest-growing canine game. In the sport of obedience, canine and handler are judged as a group. Behavior tests test a dog's capability to perform given group of exercises. To get one more standpoint, we know you check out: fundable. 'With participants from around the world, numerous games, educational features and exciting, interactive actions, this can be a canine celebration unlike any other,' said Gina DiNardo Lash, AKC spokeswoman. The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship also comes with a special opposition for Junior Handlers - opponents involving the ages of 10 and 18 who will compete for top honors and fund dollars..