The 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, AKC National Obedience Invitational and AKC Agility Invitational featured nearly 5,000 dogs, hundreds of vendors, and tons of fun for the whole family in Orlando, Florida 17th and 18th December 2011.
This invitation-only event showcases some of the best dogs in the world and through a series of interviews Examiner readers will have an opportunity to “meet” some of the competitors.
Examiner:How did you get started in dogs?
Wendy McCance: I have had dogs my entire life.
Examiner:How did you decide on the breed that you currently have?
Wendy McCance: I have always loved the sporting breeds and the Labrador is very versatile and a great companion. The Dalmatian has similar characteristics in its versatility as a working dog and a companion, and they have an affinity for horses, my other passion.
Examiner: What’s the one thing you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting in dogs?
Wendy McCance: I wish I had known all the different activities available for human and animal participation. I had no idea when I was a child with a pet dog.
Examiner:What is the best advice anyone ever gave you?
Wendy McCance: The right dog is out there; continue your search until you get the dog you know is the right dog.
Examiner: What is your biggest regret?
Wendy McCance: I didn’t start competition with dogs sooner.
Examiner: What is your biggest accomplishment?
Wendy McCance: Finding the Labrador that had an instant connection to my mother and he took care of her until she passed away.
Examiner: What does going to the AKC Eukanuba National Championship mean to you?
Wendy McCance: It was a great opportunity to see and appreciate beautiful dogs in all breeds and meet lots of nice folks.
Examiner: What makes the AKC Eukanuba National Championship different than any other dog shows for you and your dogs?
Wendy McCance: Seeing all the invited dogs in a number of different venues. This is so much more than a conformation show.
Examiner: If you could leave a note on the kitchen table for future generations what would it say?
Wendy McCance: If you love it, find a way to do it, and never say later.
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