The AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy And Junior Stakes were held at the Orange County Convention Center this past weekend, and we have the list of winners.
Aperture I Think I’M Going To Like It Here, a Whippet known as “Lizzie” triumphed over almost 1,300 dogs ages six months to 18 months to become the 2018 AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy of the Year.
“Lizzie,” owned by Amy Reynolds of Summerfield, North Carolina and bred by Julie Poole of Knoxville, Tennessee, was crowned “Puppy of the Year” by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of Mr. Dennis B. Sprung, Mr. Edd E. Bivin and Mr. Elliott B. Weiss, after intense canine competition.
After winning Best of Breed competitions, the following top dogs went on to win in their respective groups and compete for Puppy/Junior of the Year:
Sporting: Southern Malmason Jalapeno Business, a Pointer known as “Spicy,” Lisa Lipton Tina McDonnell of Owings Mills, Maryland and bred by Tina McDonnell, Beth T Kirven and Terry Ellis.
Hound: Aperture I Think I’M Going To Like It Here, a Whippet known as “Lizzie,” owned by Amy Reynolds of Summerfield, North Carolina and bred by Julie Poole of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Working: Koba’s Snowfall Raise Me Up, a Siberian Husky known as “Agata,” owned by Elvin Izaguirre, Armando Villalobos & Carlos Canto of Nevada, Texas and bred by Elvin Izaguirre, Carlos Canto, and Armando Villalobos of Nevada, Texas.
Terrier: CH Lamz Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking, a Bedlington Terrier known as “Zoolander,” owned by Laurie W. Zembrzuski and Gabrielle M. Gilbeau of Leesburg, Virginia and bred by Laurie W. Zembrzuski and Gabrielle M. Gilbeau of Leesburg, Virginia.
Toy: CH Marlex Classy Finale, a Miniature Pinscher known as “Fina,” owned by Armando Angelbello of Davie, Florida and bred by Armando Angelbello/Leah Monte of Davie, Florida.
Non-Sporting: Soy Girls Got Rhythm De Cimabull, a French Bulldog known as “Gigi,” owned by Romina Ciccale & Romiro Maili of Argentina and bred by Romina Ciccale of Argentina.
Herding: Reverie Portrait, an Australian Shepherd known as “Georgia,” owned by Leon B. Goetz of Dallas, Texas and bred by Leon B. Goetz of Dallas, Texas.
The Group judging and Best Puppy/Junior in Show competitions are available on demand at AKC.TV.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 AKC Agility Invitational! #ThisIsAKC
8" – Zoom + Anthony Rotelle
12" – Tammy + April Johnson-Mozzetti
16" – Mysti + Jim Turner
20" – Decoy + Lori Hebert
24" -Jif + Lori Barbee pic.twitter.com/WOK8X1f3XM
— American Kennel Club (@akcdoglovers) December 18, 2018
[photos courtesy American Kennel Club]
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