The 12th annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will air on ABC Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m. EST (check your local listings). Tune in to ABC to hear AKC’s Gina DiNardo and ESPN anchor Todd Grisham comment on the broadcast, which will include all 175 Best of Breed winners, highlights from the Breeder of the Year and AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence presentations, and more. You can also see Terry Stacy judge the Sporting Group, Carla Molinari judge the Hound Group, Norman B. Kenney judge the Working Group, Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine judge the Terrier Group, Virginia L. Lyne judge the Toy Group, Andrew Mills judge the Non-Sporting Group, James E. Frederiksen judge the Herding Group and judge Edd E. Bivin choose Best in Show.
Commentator Todd Grisham is best known for his interviewing, commentating and announcing for WWE, MMA Live and SportsCenter. Gina DiNardo has more than 30 years experience in the sport of purebred dogs, primarily with Doberman Pinschers and also Great Danes, Bichon Frises, Boxers, Dachshunds, Beagles, Whippets, Smooth Fox Terriers, Parson Russell Terriers, Pugs, Norwich Terriers and Golden Retrievers. She is currently Assistant Vice President/Assistant Executive Secretary for the American Kennel Club.
While the show is airing on February 2, the show took place on December 15-16, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. Thousands of dogs competed under one roof in the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, Eukanuba World Challenge, AKC Agility Invitational, AKC National Obedience Invitational and several junior events. You can see the results before the show airs on February 2, learn more about the Eukanuba World Challenge and Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show, and watch the Best of Breed judging at DogChannel.com/EukanubaDogShow.
Fans of the show can join the Virtual Viewing Party at 2 p.m. EST on the AKC Facebook page and on Twitter with the hashatg #celebratedogs.
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