The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship celebrated the beginning of the new millennium by showcasing the top dogs of the year 2001. The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was held in Orlando, Florida, on December 12. It began an annual tradition of celebrating the very best that the dog fancy has to offer.
Limiting entries at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to the Top 20 dogs in each breed is not only to make the competition more exciting and intense. It's also a way of recognizing and chronicling for posterity the dogs, breeders, owners, and handlers who have reached the highest level of achievement in the sport. Each dog entered-not just the winners-will have its place in the history of the AKC.
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was not just another dog show--it was a history-making event. Each participant become part of that history, which future generations of dog lovers can learn from and enjoy.