Local resident, Audrey Lee and her two Tibetan Mastiffs, Aujudon’s In Awe Turkemon(“Turk”) and Aujudon’s Can’t Get rid of Kudzu(“Cuddy”), will be among the contenders.
Audrey Lee 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 Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
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.
Although prior editions were invitation-only, beginning this year, the event is an open show for all dogs that awards Championship and Grand Championship points. Lee’s female, Cuddy, is a special qualifier since completed her AKC Championship from the Bred-By-Exhibitor class.
Cuddy was celebrated with an invitation granting special recognition and placing them on the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Honor Roll.
Turk, Lee’s male is an AKC Grand Champion, which is a step above Champion.
Lee will compete for Best of Breed and also for Best of Breed in the special Bred-By-Exhibitor competition. The Bred-By-Exhibitor competition is for breeders, who are also the owner of the dog and must handle them in the ring for the competition.
Lee states, “I always show a dog that I bred in the Bred-By-Exhibitor classes at AKC shows. When they finish their championships, they are considered a Bred-By-Exhibitor champion.”
In addition to the conformation competition, the show will also feature the AKC Agility Invitational and National Obedience Invitational, the Bred-By Exhibitor competition, the Eukanuba World Challenge and Celebrate Dogs.
For more information about the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, please visit www.akc.org/aenc.
Lee is the owner and founder of Cedartown Pet Boutique. She, her husband, Don and daughter, Julie reside in Cedartown.