Sunday, December 15, 2013


GCH CH Claircreek's Impression de Matisse
(Photo by Michael McGuire)

Tonight’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship final turned out to be one of the most competitive in AENC history, featuring the Number One Sporting Dog, the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Number One Hound, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the Number One Working Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Number One Terrier, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Pekingese, GCH CH Yakee’s Easily Persuaded, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Wolf Creek’s Galaxy of Merivern.

GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky

At the end of the day it was the PWD, Matisse, claiming the title of National Champion, while the Wire Fox, Sky, took home the coveted Reserve Best In Show.  It was the second AENC title for handler Michael Scott, who piloted the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, to the title in 2008.  Congratulations to Michael, breeder  Donna Gottdenker, and owners Milan Lint, Peggy Helming, & Donna Gottdecker.


  1. What an amazing show! What a beautiful winner!