News and Updates

2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship 2012 Judging Panel Released

Sporting Group judge changes from Judith Goodin to Maxine Beam.

Judging changes:

  • Mrs. Cate Elizabeth Cartledge – Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (Formerly: Hans T. Lehtinen)
  • Dr. John A. Reeve-Newson – Maltese, Pekingese, Papillon, Japanese Chin (Formerly: Hans T. Lehtinen)
  • Mr. Rafael DeSantiago – Finnish Lapphund, The Best in Miscellaneous Group and all The Miscellaneous Breeds (Formerly: Hans T. Lehtinen)

Dorothy N Collier is now judging the five breeds that were assigned to Kathleen Steen.

The 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Judging Program is now online.

The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship’s evening event tickets are sold out for Saturday December 17th. There are very limited quantities of evening event tickets available for Sunday, December 18th.

We are very pleased to announce that live streaming video of the evening events will be available online. For those at the convention center, we will provide various locations within the venue for viewing the live video feed as well.

Please watch for announcements here or on the Eukanuba website.

JUDGE CHANGES: Due to the large entry we will be replacing the Longhaired Dachshund assignment originally scheduled to be judged by Dr. Tamas Jakkel (Hungary) to another worldwide Dachshund authority: Mrs. Zena Thorn-Andrews (United Kingdom).

Due to illness Mrs. Carla Molinari will judge the entire assignment scheduled for Mrs. Sari Brewster Tietjen.

The entire Judging Program will be posted here shortly.

Information on Entering the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Tickets Now on Sale for the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, Florida

Upcoming Qualifying Notice

The next notice to all qualified dogs and dogs within the Top 30 of qualifying will be sent on Tuesday 10/11/2011. That notice will contain important information on entering the event. Some dogs are clear to enter now and those who might be in the final Top 25 have to wait until the Final Standings of the Top 25 have been tabulated. This should be done on or about October 23rd.

It will also contain a link to the Premium List for the three MBF all-breed dog shows that will take place in the same venue before the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Please note the MBF shows have a different (and later) closing date than our Onofrio superintended Show. To view the MBF Premium List: click here.

If you have a dog that is qualified and have not received any of the recent e-mails please check your spam folder and update your "My AKC" Account or call customer service to do so.

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Today the official AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Premium List is added online here and on the Onofrio Dog Show website. The Premium List will also be sent directly (via e-mail) to all dogs that might be eligible for entry.

If you have a dog that is eligible and have not received and e-mail; please check your "MY AKC" account for a current address. If your dog’s name appears on any of the confirmed will be fine to enter the show.

Any of the confirmed dogs may enter once the premium list is posted. Please note any International entries must enter at the ONLY.

For those who are not familiar with the Onofrio Online entry process: When they ask for an "Exhibitor’s code": that is like a personal Pin Code" or a number selected by you that should be saved in case you have to change or cancel an entry. It is a security measure so only those with that number can access your entry information.

Please Note: The three all-breed shows that precede the National Championship are being superintended by the MBF Dog Show Corporation.

Click here for a one page entry blank that can be filled in and printed.

Ground Transportation information from Orlando Airport has been added to Hotel and Travel link

We have added the form to submit Catalog Ads for the printed catalog that will be sold at the show. This is the perfect place to show off your dog or for a club to share their upcoming event, etc., to the thousands of spectators, judges and exhibitors who purchase this collectable catalog. Your ad will also appear in the Online catalog where the exposure is unlimited!

Events and Activities during AKC/Eukanuba National Championship week
Here is a list of events and activities happening from December 14 through December 18, 2011 in Orlando at or near the Convention Center.

Thank you all for your steady responses to our e-mail notices. This will help keep things on an even keel as we get closer to the Qualifying Period which ends on October 11th.

For those with dogs within reach of being in the final Top 25...your e-mail did not have an invite attached. After the results of the final shows of October 10th weekend those dogs will be notified with an e-mail and invite attached.

A few points to keep in mind.

  • Check to be sure your computer allows to be accepted.
  • Check to be sure you have a valid and current e-mail linked to your dog on your My AKC account
  • The show Premium List will be sent via e-mail to those confirmed and posted online on or about September 15th.
  • Once Premium List is posted you may send in your entry.
  • The Photo Submission feature is active and all photos for the online catalog can be sent in for those qualified dogs.
  • The link for Catalog Advertising will be active shortly to submit your ads for the show catalog.
  • All Puppy/BBE and Puppy/AOH eligible dogs MUST return the form that can be filled out and sent directly from the link found on the pages for Puppy/BBE Ch. and Puppy/AOH Ch.
  • Many of the dogs listed on those pages are not eligible as they may have been shown by others not the Breeder/Owner. ONLY those with a check mark next to the name have submitted a statement that attests to them qualifying as a B/O/H or A/O/H Champion.
  • Please allow two weeks for a show to be processed before a new champion will be listed under any category.
  • Return to "News & Updates" often as show information is announced here first!

Special Invitation for TOP AKC Dogs to the FCI Centenary – Champion of Champions Festival

An invitation has been extended to our top dogs to join in the 100th. Anniversary Celebration of the FCI  at their final celebratory event.  This will be the final of four events that marked the year of their founding. The Champion of Champions Festival will be hosted in Brussels, Belgium on November 11 & 12, 2011.

This is a Special event open only dogs having met the qualifying criteria. For the Top AKC Dogs an invitation to enter has been extended to those who meet these qualifications:

  • A Top 10 of your breed for the 2009 or 2010
  • A winner of a AKC All Breed Best in Show
  • A winner of an AKC National Specialty of your breed.
  • A Best of Breed Winner at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in 2009 or 2010
  • A Winner of Best BBE at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in 2009 or 2010.
  • Any AKC Grand Champion confirmed to date.

Visit the link(s) below for more information on this significant International Competition.

RV parking information is now available.
This is for on-site overnight RV parking. Space is limited.

The judging information for the 3 Days of Conformation Shows and Obedience Trials at the Orange County Convention Center preceding the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship are now available.

All-Breed Shows:
Wednesday, December 14 – Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay
Thursday, December 15 – Brevard Kennel Club
Friday, December 16 – Central Florida Kennel Club

Obedience Trials:
Wednesday, December 14 – Orlando Dog Training Club
Thursday, December 15 – Orlando Dog Training Club
Friday, December 16 – Orlando Dog Training Club

*** New Drop Box lists for Puppy/BBE, Puppy/AOH, and Miscellaneous Dogs that could be eligible for an invitation to the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.

We have updated a new format for the listing of some qualifying criteria. Please review carefully and send in the new downloadable form (with a new fillable format) as instructed.

If you have previously sent ( Mailed, Faxed or Scanned) a form there is no need to send a duplicate.

Hotel and travel information now available

Veteran Qualifiers list of eligible dogs is now online.

We are in the process of working out the final details as to the best available rates and accepting dogs with several of the large Hotels that surround the Convention Center as well as some of the smaller hotels along nearby I-Drive. Some of these Hotels do not normally take dogs, but they are making an exception for our event week. Or if they do normally take dogs, perhaps there is a weight restriction, and they are making an exception for our event week. Until these room blocks are available in the Hotel's reservation system- anyone calling the Hotel will get that Hotel's standard response as to their "pet policy".

Watch AKC's website for the list of hotels and rates to be posted as soon as they are available.

NEW: Eligibility for "Veterans" Seven years and older.

We are pleased to announce that we have added a new eligibility for the Veterans who have made a mark during their career. While the event can not offer a separate competition due to time constraints we will be sending invites to any dog over seven years on the day of the show to compete for Best of Breed and if eligible for the Best Bred-by-Exhibitor Award. A dog will need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Winner of an All Breed Best in Show
  • Winner of a National Specialty
  • Ranked in the Top five in Breed any given year.

After May 1st of 2011, the AKC website will show a list of dogs who meet the above criteria and who will be between 7 and 12 years of age on the first day of the show.

Thank you to all those who contacted us to included these past winners and we look forward to seeing some of these great dogs shine in the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship for many years to come.

We have updated the 2011 list for dogs that could be qualified under the Puppy/BBE, Puppy/AOH Champions as well as any newly qualified Miscellaneous Dogs. Each category has a link to new 2011 updated forms.

Please review these eligibility requirements as they are different from the automatic BBE and AOH Champions who will automatically receive a letter to acknowledge the championship.

Orlando to Host AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in 2011

View the judging panel for the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.