Meet the Breeds

A highlight of the 2002 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was the judging of the Meet the Breed booths. Booths were evaluated for visual appeal, originality, and breed education. The results of the 2002 competition are as follows:

Group 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
Sporting German Shorthaired Pointer Golden Retriever English Setter Irish Water Spaniel
Hound Black and Tan Coonhound Scottish Deerhound Afghan Hound English Foxhound
Working Samoyed Akita St. Bernard Great Dane
Terrier Bull Terrier Scottish Terrier Border Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Toy Shih Tzu Affenpinscher Pug Pomeranian
Non-Sporting Dalmatian Lhasa Apso Schipperke Shiba Inu
Herding Bearded Collie Shetland Sheepdog Collie German Shepherd Dog
Miscellaneous Beauceron Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever German Pinscher Glen of Imaal Terrier

The Black and Tan Coonhound booth was awarded Best Booth in Show.

See photos of the winning booths below.

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Spectators had the opportunity to meet 140 AKC breeds at this year's AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Each booth was lovingly prepared and lavishly decorated by parent club volunteers, to best showcase their breeds' characteristics.

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