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Lancaster dog to compete for national championship

The photo above was taken at the Chesapeake Virginia Dog Fancies Association on April 29, 2009. The judge, Joan Goldstein (left), is shown awarding Best of Breed and Hound Group 3 to Korsakov’s Quantum Leap, owned and bred by Jane Bishop (right) of Lancaster.

On December 17-18, the best in the sport of purebred dogs will flock to Orlando, Florida, to strut their stuff at the prestigious AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Lancaster County resident Jane Bishop and American and Canadian Grand Champion Korsakov’s Quantum Leap “Annie” will be among the contenders.

Annie will compete against the top show dogs in the country and some of the finest specimens from around the world. The show will air on the ABC Television Network on February 4, 2012. Check local listings for air times.

The AKC/Eukanuba Na-tional Championship is the largest prize money dog show in the world, with cash and prizes awarded totaling more than $225,000. This prestigious competition is invitation-only. Dogs can qualify to attend the show by:

  • Ranking in the top 25 of their breed based on breed points accumulated at AKC shows
  • Receiving an all-breed Best in Show win at any AKC show during the qualifying period.
  • Winning Best of Breed at any AKC parent club national specialty (dog shows of all one breed).
  • Attaining the Grand Champion title or a Grand Champion Achievement Level within the qualifying period.
  • Completing their AKC championship in the Bred-By-Exhibitor or Amateur-Owner-Handler class within the qualifying period.

This year, veteran dogs (7 years or older) that have won an All-Breed Best in Show, a National Specialty or were ranked in the top five of their breed during their career are also invited.

posted 12.07.2011

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