From December 4-5th, the best in the sport of purebred dogs will flock to Long Beach, Calif. to strut their stuff at the prestigious AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Venice resident Kristina Estlund and her pup CH Tomorrow’s Doc Hollywood, CGC, “Doc,” will be among the contenders.
When not competing in hoity-toity dog shows, “Doc” is often seen pulling Kristina around town on her skateboard.
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is the largest prize money dog show in the world, with cash and prizes awarded totaling more than $225,000. This prestigious competition is invitation-only.
Doc will compete against the top show dogs in the country and some of the finest specimens from around the world. The show will air on the ABC Television Network on January 23, 2011.
Doc is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a breed originally bred in the UK and internationally known as the “nanny dog.” For the past four years, Doc has been the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Representative at Eukanuba’s Meet The Breeds Booth. Last year, the “Nanny Booth” won Best Terrier Breed Booth in Show. This year, his fourth, he will not only man the booth but also compete for the first time. In 2008, he was an AOM winner. Doc’s father, CH Judael Dreamticket won the Invitational Best of Breed in 2003, and can be regularly seen competing in the Terrier Group in the ad spots for the aired event.
Dogs qualify to attend the show by:
Ranking in the top 25 of their breed based on breed points accumulated at AKC shows
Receiving an all-breed Best in Show win at any AKC show during the qualifying period
Winning “Best of Breed” at any AKC parent club national specialty (dog shows of all
Attaining the Grand Champion title within the qualifying period
Completing their AKC championship in the Bred-By-Exhibitor or Amateur-Owner-Handler class within the qualifying period