2005 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Earning a $50,000 cash prize and the title of AKC/Eukanuba National Champion, Knotty
was crowned the nation's top dog at the conclusion of the two-day competition televised live from
Tampa, Fla. Best in Show judge Michele L. Billings of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., awarded the National
Champion title to Knotty owned by Lyn Sherman of Topanga, Calif. and handled by Ken Griffith.
In total, 2,451 dogs in every AKC-recognized breed and variety, including 108 competitors
from foreign registries representing 16 countries, competed in conformation for prestigious titles and
$225,000, the largest prize money dog show in the world.
This year marked the first time the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was aired live on
Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. Last year's simulcast of the AKC/Eukanuba National
Championship on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel was the No. 1-rated dog show in their