NH Dog wins National Championship
‘Reckon an Australian Shepherd Wins Best in Show at the Tenth Annual AKC/ Eukanuba National Championship Show
National Champion Emerges From Nearly 2,500 Canine Competitors
LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 / The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best in Show honors and $50,000 in prize money went to CH Propwash Reckon, an Australian Shepherd known affectionately as “Reckon” owned by Leslie Frank and Judy Harrington of Kensington, New Hampshire. Before a crowd at the Long Beach Convention Center Sunday night “Reckon” was crowned “National Champion” by Best in Show judge Mrs. Jean Fournier after a weekend of intense canine competition.
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship — recognized as one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world — joined a range of canine sporting events all under one roof, including the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC National Obedience Invitational. These highly anticipated events featured nearly 3,233 dogs vying for “top dog” bragging rights and more than $225,000.
“We are proud to have Reckon join the family of Best in Show winners at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship,” said Show Chairman Ron Menaker. “We had a record-breaking entry this year of highly competitive canine athletes in conformation, agility, obedience and the Eukanuba World Challenge. Congratulations to all the winners!”
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be telecast on ABC Network Television on Sunday, January 23, 2011. Check local listings for airtimes.
For more information about Reckon’s breeder, see this post.