AKC Announces Winner Of The Third ‘AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge’

New York, NY- The American Kennel Club is happy to announce the winner of the third AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge. The event garnered 217 entries. CH Wildwoods I Can’t Drive 55 RI CGCA TKP a West Highland White Terrier known as “Hemi,” was awarded Best in Show by AKC Judge Mr. Michael Canalizo of Long Island, New York. “Hemi” is owned and bred by Deborah Sullivan, Lisa Pacheco, and Lou Pacheco.

Best Puppy was awarded to Disyre What Dreams Are Made Of, a Papillon known as “Peanut,” also judged by Mr. Canalizo. “Peanut” is owned by Diana Sayre and Kim Moreno and bred by Diana Sayre. A donation of $2,200 from the entry fee will be donated to California Fire Foundation’s SAVE Program, which provides immediate assistance in the form of gift cards to victims of fire or other natural disasters so they may purchase necessities, such as food, clothing and medicine.

Dogs were judged in one of two classes: Puppy (at least 6 months and under 12 months) or Open Class (any entry including CH of record) in the appropriate breed and sex. Entries were judged by selected dog people with expertise in their respective breeds. Group judges were Mr. Douglas A. Johnson (Sporting), Mr. Eugene Blake (Hound), Mrs. Vicki Seiler-Cushman (Working), Mrs. Connie H. Clark (Terrier), Mr. David J. Kirkland (Toy), Mr. Steven Hayden (Non-Sporting), James J. Mitchell (Herding), and Mrs. Anne K. Catterson (Miscellaneous).

The winners are:

Best in Show
Terrier Group Winner
West Highland White Terrier
CH Wildwoods I Can’T Drive 55 RI CGCA TKP
Dog | DOB: 8/25/2017
Owned and bred by Deborah Sullivan, Lisa Pacheco, Lou Pacheco

Reserve Best in Show
Sporting Group Winner
Cocker Spaniel (ASCOB)
Bianca E’Dubronic
Bitch | DOB: 6/12/2018
Owned by Marco Paseta
Bred by Marco Paseta

Best Puppy
Toy Group & Puppy Toy Group Winner
Disyre What Dreams Are Made Of
Bitch | DOB: 1/20/2020
Owned by Diana Sayre and Kim Moreno
Bred by Diana Sayre

Reserve Best Puppy
Puppy Non-Sporting Group Winner
Shiba Inu
Jogoso’s Virtuoso
Dog | DOB: 1/20/2020
Owned by Jeri Burnside, John Burnside, Lisa Sakashita, Susanne Ozasa

Puppy Sporting Group Winner
English Setter
Celestial’s Tribal Cowgirl
Bitch | DOB: 3/2/2020
Owned by Tammy and Roger Vann
Bred by Tammy and Roger Vann and Taylor Baird

Hound Group Winner
Scottish Deerhound
CH Cu Liath Windfall Worthington
Dog | DOB: 10/7/2018
Owned by Loretta Chowning, Thelma Chowning, Paula Hogan
Bred by Paula Hogan, Lynn Kiaer

Puppy Hound Group Winner
Sincity Azure Fleur de la Coeur
Bitch | 1/4/2020
Owned by Julie Troxel
Bred by Yvette Chevalier Lopez

Working Group Winner
Alaskan Malamute
Ch. Malaczar’s Won-der-ful Enchantment
Bitch |DOB: 2/2/2018
Owned and bred by Jacquita Lind, Eddie Price, Jadyn Price

Puppy Working Group Winner
Bernese Mountain Dog
Lake Kathryn’s Strolling Down Grace Lane TKN
Dog | DOB: 4/2/2020
Owned by Annie McDannold
Bred by Andrea Bracikowski

Non-Sporting Group Winner
Bichon Frise
Cabochon I Am A Bobbi Dazzler
Dog | DOB: 1/24/2018
Owned by Patricia McAllister and Patricia Dale Hunter
Bred by P. McAllister, P.D. Hunter, S.M. Sneddon

Herding Group Winner
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
GCH Cariadh Tea Party at Coventry
Dog | DOB: 5/30/2018
Owned by Amy Jordan
Bred by Patricia Smith

Puppy Herding Group Winner
Collie (Rough)
Milas Tairis Bohemian Rhapsody
Bitch | DOB: 12/27/2019
Owned by Elaine Spaulding, Steve Spaulding, Debra Jones
Bred by Debra Jones, Lea Bertsch, Lynn Hyman Butler, Lotta Hedman

Miscellaneous & Puppy Misc. Class Winner
Biewer Terrier
Benchmark On Y Va My Sunshine
“On Y Va”
Bitch | DOB: 10/27/2019
Owned by Whitney Aronson
Bred by Barrie-Lynn Wood

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