New York, NY – The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 640 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally National Championship. Competitions were held July 8th-10th, 2022 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH.
“It was absolutely incredible to watch these outstanding performances as the new National Champions were crowned in Obedience and Rally,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events. “These dogs exemplify the very finest in their sports. We’re thrilled to celebrate the dedication and many talents of these dog and handler teams.”
“All of us at the American Kennel Club want to thank our exhibitors, volunteers, judges, and supporting clubs for helping us host these spectacular competitions. We treasure the camaraderie these competitions allow us to share,” said Diane Schultz, AKC Director of Obedience, Rally and Tracking.
The 2022 Winners:
AKC National Obedience Championship
The 2022 AKC National Obedience Champion is: OTCH12 High Times Shake ‘N Bake UDX8 OGM SH, a Golden Retriever known as “Baker,” handled by Kori Bevis of Cannon Falls, MN
1st Runner-Up: OTCH9 HC AGCH MACH5 RACH Norwood Color Me Zayne UDX9 OGM RM3 RAE3 HSAd HSBd HXAd HXBd MXC PDS MJC PJS MFG TQX T2B5, a Border Collie known as “Zayne,” handled by Kim Berkley of Caseyville, IL.
2nd Runner-Up: CH OTCH2 MACH Aratone’s Royal Keepsake UDX3 OM4 MXS MJS, a Shetland Sheepdog known as “Kylee,” handled by Vicky Gillow of Mebane, NC
3rd Runner-Up: OTCH3 Quantum’s She’s Red Hot UDX3 OM5, a Labrador Retriever known as “Zayna,” handled by Petra Ford of Washington, NJ
AKC Rally National Championship
The 2022 AKC Rally National Champion is: OTCH9 HC AGCH MACH5 RACH Norwood Color Me Zayne UDX9 OGM RM3 RAE3 HSAd HSBd HXAd HXBd MXC PDS MJC PJS MFG TQX T2B5, a Border Collie known as “Zayne,” handled by Kim Berkley of Caseyville, IL.
Rally Master: OTCH Katwalk’s Don’t Blink UDX4 OM8 BN RM RAE AX AXJ XF, a Border Collie known as “Blink,” handled by Ann Marie Scripko of Pedricktown, NJ
Rally Excellent: OTCH9 Sunfire’s Whiz Kid UDX9 PUTD OGM VER RE DM DS AS CGC TKA, a Golden Retriever known as “Jimi,” handled by Kathy Klein of Escondido, CA
Rally Advanced: Northbound Flew The Coop CD BN RE AX AXJ NF DJ DN CGC TKN, an All-American Dog known as “Red,” handled by Samantha Scicchigno of Staten Island, NY
Rally Intermediate: Vanwinkle’s Coco Chanel RE BCAT CGC, an All-American Dog known as “Coco,” handled by Starla VanWinkle of Eaton, OH
Rally Novice: Arc’s Replique Warrior BN RA CA DCAT SWN CGC TKN, a Beauceron known as “Raya,”handled by Ashleigh Menard of DeQuincy, LA
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