ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Foxboro Tiffany Running Down A Dream, an English Springer Spaniel known as “Earl” triumphed over 1,617 dogs ages six months to 18 months to become the AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Junior of the Year, held today in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. “Earl,” owned by Susan Still of Howell, MI and bred by Susan Still and Melissa Thorson, was crowned “Junior of the Year” by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of Mr. Desmond Murphy, Mr. Carl Gene Liepmann, and Mr. Dominic Palleschi Carota, after quality canine competition.
Coverage of the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes is available for replay at AKC.tv.
After winning Best of Breed competitions, the following top dogs went on to win in their respective groups and compete for Puppy/Junior of the Year:
Sporting: Foxboro Tiffany Running Down A Dream, an English Springer Spaniel known as “Earl,” owned by Susan Still of Howell, MI and bred by Susan Still and Melissa Thorson.
Hound: Flessner’s Udder Perfection, a Bloodhound known as “Sterling,” owned by J & T Chrisopoulos, Heather Buehner, B Flessner of Macomb, MI and bred by Bryan Flessner, Chris Flessner and Heather Buehner
Working: CH Molyn’s Cosmpolitan At Poconos, a Boxer known as “Cosmo,” owned by Donna Simpson, Monique and Linda Mastrapasqua of Newfoundland, PA and bred by Monique Mastrapasqua and Linda Mastrapasqua.
Terrier: Chyscott’s The Dark Horse, a Scottish Terrier known as “Stetson,” owned by Whitney Shafer, Larae Shafer & Kristen Simmons of Cheyenne, WY and bred by Kristen Simmons, Larae Shafer, Whitney Jean Shafer.
Toy: Kimmilove Tarzan, a Pomeranian known as “Tarzan,” owned and bred by Miae Kim of Seoul, South Korea.
Non-Sporting: Dawin Hot Commodity, a Standard Poodle known as “Carly,” owned by Linda C Campbell & Sarah Perchick of Toronto, Ontario and bred by Linda C Campbell and Sarah Perchick.
Herding: CH Daimler’s Geographically Courageous O’Images CGC TKN, a Belgian Sheepdog known as “Helen,” owned by Terry & Diane Benz of Lake Zurich, IL and bred by Diane Benz, Terry Benz, Renee Croft.
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