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Thursday, May 19, 2011

ABC National 2011

I'm back and finally recovered from the 2011 American Boxer Club National Specialty, held once again in Ft. Mitchell, KY from May 7 - 13. I try to stay on Friday night so I don't have to check out of my hotel during Best of Breed judging, so arrived home early Saturday afternoon. As with past Nationals, I really needed a vacation to recover from my vacation!

With 497 dogs entered in the Specialty, and 179 of those also in the Futurity, there is plenty of Boxer love to go around. As with any dog show, there are more losers than winners -- but the National is the time when placing 4th in the class is still a big deal, and even making the cut is sometimes a major accomplishment. In honor of that, following are the full results for the Futurity and Specialty, and the winners in Obedience and Junior Showmanship.