Top dogs crowned at the 2021 AKC Obedience Classic – American Kennel Club

The top dogs in the country were crowned from a combined overall entry of 248 dogs last weekend at the 8and AKC Obedience Classic. The competitions were held December 18-19, 2021 in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The 10and AKC Juniors Classic Obedience and Rally also took place on December 18 and 19, 2021.

The winners:

AKC Classic Obedience

Four obedience dogs and their owners – a dog/handler team in each of four classes – were crowned at the AKC Obedience Classic, which featured 248 dogs from across the country.

Top of their class (Novice, Open, Utility and Masters respectively) were:

  • Novice: Cashmere’s Spirit In The Sky CD BN GN RA ACT1 ACT2J CGC TKN, a Golden Retriever known as ‘Kasper’, owned by Karen Thompson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Open: Blue Skies At Dejavu UD, an Australian Shepherd known as “Willie”, owned by Kathleen Keller/Stephen Keller of Flemington, New Jersey.
  • Utility: Meadowhill’s Play With Fire UD PCDX OM1 BN GO VER RE SH JHR, a German Shorthaired Pointer known as “Ember”, owned by Linda Montgomery of Mount Crawford, Virginia
  • Mastery: OTCH2 Windstar’s Dressed To Kill UDX3 PCDX OM4 BN GO RAE HSAs HSBs HIAs HIBs HXAs DS TKA, a Border Collie known as “Prada”, owned by Jeannie Dennard of High Point, North Carolina.

AKC Junior Obedience Classic

Highest scoring dog in regular classes:

Saturday – Ava Hata from California, with CH Red Water Taking Flight CD RN CGCU TKN, a Beagle.

Sunday – Taylor Wylie of Indiana, with the Army Brat BN RN of Oakwood, a Belgian Tervuren.

AKC Junior Rally Classic

Gather the highest combined score in Advance B and Excellent B:

Saturday and Sunday – Amelia Greninger of Minnesota, with Mpacts Majestic Star RE OA OAJ XF SWNE SWA SHDNE SHDA DS CGC TKA, a Belgian Malinois.

Gather the highest combined triple qualification score in Advance B, Excellent B and Master:

Saturday and Sunday – Amelia Greninger of Minnesota, with Mpacts Majestic Star RE OA OAJ XF SWNE SWA SHDNE SHDA DS CGC TKA, a Belgian Malinois.

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