What a great show this year! Even though it was filmed in Long Beach, Calif. back in December, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship premiered on TV last night. Of course, this was a must-watch for North and I as we curled up with a couple friends and some popcorn and peanut butter. After going through each of the groups, the final seven pooches – five females and two males – came out into the ring. After closer inspection and some deliberation, this Sealyham Terrier was (figuratively) crowned best in show! With a full name of Ch Efbe's Hidalgo At Goodspice, the pooch is called Charmin for short . . . earning that ultra cute name because of his resemblance to a ball of white fluff! To learn which other dogs topped their groups (and see when you can catch the next airing of this show), read more.
- Terrier: Sealyham Terrier (Charmin)
- Sporting: Weimaraner (Marge)
- Hound: Beagle-15-inch (Uno)
- Working: Akita (Macey)
- Toy: Toy Poodle (Vikki)
- Non-sporting: Standard Poodle (Yes)
- Herding: German Shepherd (Geneva)
AKC Eukanuba National Championship on Animal Planet (all times EST)
- Sun., Feb. 3 – noon to 3 p.m.
- Thurs., Feb. 7 – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. & 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Sat., Feb. 9 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sun., Feb. 17, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. & 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.