2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Schedule of Events – December 12-13, 2009

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Saturday (daytime)

 

 

 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST

Individual Breed Judging for all Hound, Toy, Sporting & Non-Sporting Breeds: Judges examine the top dogs in each breed and decide who gets to go on to the Group Judging in the evening. Click here for breed judging schedule.

 

Agility and Obedience Preliminary Competitions: Watch the world's most agile & obedient canines compete for the national title.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AKC Meet the Breeds® Event: Meet AKC’s 158 breeds and talk to breed experts

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. AKC Demonstration Ring: Demonstrations of herding, obedience, agility, AKC Canine Good Citizen® testing, drug detection K9 demonstration from an AKC ACE winner and more! Click here for schedule
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Eukanuba Super Retriever Series Dock Jumping Competition: Retrievers make a big splash, competing for the longest or highest jump off a dock into a pool of water
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Eukanuba Consumer Stage: Lively, educational and entertaining activities and demonstrations every 15 minutes! Click here for the schedule
1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Eukanuba World Challenge Preliminary Judging: Judges will evaluate dogs in each Section and choose 3 finalists which will be revealed at the opening ceremony on Saturday evening
3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Bred-by-Exhibitor Group Judging for Hound, Toy, Sporting & Non-Sporting Groups: Judges pick the best dog in each group to go on to the Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show judging on Sunday evening.

Saturday (evening)

 

7 p.m. to 11 p.m. PST

Junior Showmanship Finals: The Best Junior Handler is chosen from a group of finalists

 

Eukanuba World Challenge Opening Ceremony. Three finalists from each section will be announced

 

Hound Group

 

AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence Presentation: Canine Heroes are honored in the following categories: Service, Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue, Therapy and Exemplary Companion

 

Toy Group

 

Sporting Group

 

Non-Sporting Group

Sunday (daytime)

 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST

Individual Breed Judgingfor all Working, Terrier & Herding Breeds: Judges examine the top dogs in each breed and decide who gets to go on to the Group Judging in the evening. Click here for breed judging schedule.

 

Agility and Obedience Final Competitions: The teams that finished at the top of the Saturday preliminaries compete in the finals.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AKC Meet the Breeds® Event: Meet AKC’s 158 breeds and talk to breed experts

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. AKC Demonstration Ring: Demonstrations of herding, obedience, agility, AKC Canine Good Citizen® testing, drug detection K9 demonstration from an AKC ACE winner and more! Click here for schedule
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Eukanuba Super Retriever Series Dock Jumping Competition: Retrievers make a big splash, competing for the longest or highest jump off a dock into a pool of water
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Eukanuba Consumer Stage: Lively, educational and entertaining activities and demonstrations every 15 minutes! Click here for the schedule
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Bred-by-Exhibitor Group Judging for Herding, Terrier & Working Groups: Judges pick the best dog in each group to go on to the Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show judging on Sunday evening

Sunday (evening)

 

7 p.m. to 11 p.m. PST

Herding Group

 

Eukanuba World Challenge Finals: The winners from each section compete to be the Eukanuba World Challenge Winner

 

Terrier Group

 

Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show: The best breeder, owner, handled dog in the competition is selected

 

Working Group

 

AKC Breeder of the Year Award Presentation

 

BEST IN SHOW: The 9th AKC/Eukanuba National Champion is crowned!