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Charmin Takes the Crown at the 2008 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

The AKC/Eukanuba National Champion Is...

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),


  • 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.


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novaec novaec 8 years
I find it very very peculiar that the dog, 'Charmin' wins the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship along with $50,000. Why you ask? Because both Charmin the toilet paper and Eukanuba the pet food are made by Proctor & Gamble - who just so happened to award the $50,000 to the winner. Shameless marketing scheme?
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 8 years
I was hoping the German Shepard would win. The winner was ok, though. Cute ears! (See, that's why they would never rely on me to judge!)
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 8 years
My favorites never win, but at least they actually showed them this time! (French Bulldog, and the Bull terrier)
danamarie0224 danamarie0224 8 years
I love to watch all the dogs! Although I was disappointed that the Golden Retriever didn't win its class. :(
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
ugh I missed it! I'll have to catch it when it's on again! Bummer!
karebear25 karebear25 8 years
I watched it last night too. Toby Roo and I had our favs but agreed that the winner was ok.
NYYPrincess NYYPrincess 8 years
Seems pretty weird to show it over a month AFTER the fact ... especially as there's been nothing on TV.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
yay for the akita!
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