A Whippet known as “Whiskey,” triumphed over more than 5,000 entries to earn a $50,000 cash prize…
A Whippet known as “Whiskey,” triumphed over more than 5,000 entries to earn a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the recent AKC National Championship, the American Kennel Club and the pet nutrition experts at Royal Canin USA report.
“Whiskey,” owned by Justin Smithey& Dr. Ken Latimer and bred by Justin C. Smithey and Yvonne Sovereign, was crowned “National Champion” by Best in Show judge Mr. Elliott B. Weiss after a weekend of intense canine competition.
Combined with other weekend events including the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes and the Junior events, the overall show totals topped 9,023 entries, making this the largest dog event in North America.
The AKC National Championship evening live stream is available for replay at AKC.TV alongside on-demand coverage of the Bred-By Exhibitor groups, Junior Showmanship Finals, Best Miscellaneous, Agility and Obedience competitions.