Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Michelle Santana

This year’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship featured the first  Breeder Stakes Finals.  Each of the five finalists had qualified in one of five regional finals in Canada and the United states, by exhibiting three dogs of  their own breeding from at least two separate litters.  In the finals, they had the freedom of showcasing just one dog of their breeding. 

The winner of the inaugural Eukunaba Breeders Stakes Final was Michelle Santana of Foxfire Dobermans.  Michele chose CH FoxFire Love Monster to represent her program in the finals.   Michelle, who was the working Groups nominee this year for AKC Breeder of the Year, has dedicated her program to producing Dobermans that are temperamentally and physically sound.  Breeder/owner/handler of seven generations of Foxfire Dobermans, Michelle is a recipient of The Doberman Pinscher Club of America’s “Breeder of Excellence,” for  producing sixteen DPCA Register of Merit Dobermans  Foxfire Dobermans have produced 110 champions and 56 performance-titled dogs.

Among the special dogs Michelle has produced were the 1998 Best of Breed DPCA National, BIS/BISS CH Foxfire’s Devils N Demons, 2005 Number One Doberman, BIS/ BISS CH Foxfire’s All That Jazz, who was also AKC’s Top Producing Dam for 2008 and 2009, and  CH Foxfire All Star, AKC’s Top Producing Sire in 2009 and the lead dog of Foxfire’s Best in Show trio  at the Inaugural Eukanuba Breeder’s Stakes.

Our congratulations to Michelle and the other four finalists.  The entire dog world owes you an enormous  debt of gratitude for your contributions to our sport.


  1. Congratulatios to Michelle and all the finalists and thanks for reporting on this Billy.

    Do we know who the other finalists were? I know Anne Curtis from Victorianne Airedales was one of the regional winners but not sure of the others.

  2. Bobby Kinley Blewett won in Canfield, OH with her Bernese Mt. Dogs.