AKC 'Canine Olympics' Targeted for January

Tens of thousands of the world's most acceptable and coifed canines will compete for the top at the 2006 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Tampa, Fla., o-n Jan. 1-4 and Jan. 1-5. The top-ranked 25 dogs from each of the 153 AKC-recognized varieties are invited to the function to compete for cash and gifts totaling more than $225,000. Fundable Staples includes more about where to provide for this enterprise. Get further on this partner paper - Visit this hyperlink: staples fundable. The National Champion can get $50,000. The show will soon be broadcasted live by Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel starting at 8 p.m. EST both days. 'The dogs found at this opposition are examples of the work of responsible breeders - people that dedicate their lives not only to the sport, but to making the most excellent examples of their breed,' said Ron Menaker, show chairman and AKC Chairman of-the Board. To read additional info, please consider taking a view at: fundable competition website. 'Watching or joining the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is a great method for any dog lover to find out more about purebred dogs and watch the human-canine relationship in action.' The Tampa Convention Center and St. Pete Times Forum can house three tournament events through the weekend: the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship; the AKC National Behavior Invitational and the AKC National Agility Championship;. The activities have already been dubbed the 'Canine Olympics.' Not exactly 2,500 dogs ran last year, including 108 opponents from foreign registries representing 16 countries. Agility events allow dogs to demonstrate their usefulness and athleticism by rushing against the clock and overcoming a course of different limitations. Agility is the AKC's fastest-growing canine game. In the activity of behavior, your dog and handler are judged as a group. Obedience tests test a dog's ability to perform a given group of exercises. 'With players from world wide, numerous contests, educational features and exciting, online activities, 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 - opponents between the ages of 1-0 and 18 who'll compete for top honors and grant dollars..