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TrophySponsorSponsor Note
Grand FuturityChelsea’s AkitasIn Recognition of a Bright Future
Best Futurity PuppyLonny & Marc CohenNutmeg Akitas
BOS Futurity PuppyPriscilla McCuneKuroi Kao Akitas
Best Futurity JuniorJennifer FridrichChenoa Akitas
BOS Futurity JuniorMeraki AkitasIn loving memory of CH Moonlight’s Dark Knight Rises “Neeko”
Top 20 InvitationalFrank & Linda Wolf, Lynny Benzinger, Dave Benzinger & Jolene Benzinger-ScuttOkami Akitas, Big Benz Akitas
Top 20 Owner HandlerJudith SchepplerFor past, present and future rescue Akitas
Top 20 People's ChoiceKeith Venezia & Ryan DillmanNakodo Akitas
International ExtravaganzaCanadian Akita Club
International Extravaganza Best OppositeCanadian Akita Club
Grand MaturitySterling MiltonOnyx Akitas
Best Maturity JuniorJanine Roath
Best Opposite Maturity JuniorDeborah DemelloIn memory of Neko
Best Maturity SeniorJudith SchepplerFor past, present and future rescue Akitas
BOS Maturity SeniorJohn Wheeler and Sarge
Best in SweepstakesTracy at Kwiat KennelsCongratulations!
Best Opposite to Best in SweepstakesSally ComptonCarousel Akitas
Best Junior in SweepstakesSterling MiltonOnyx Akitas
Best Opposite to Best Junior in Sweepstakes Cheryl BurnsKalan Akitas, in loving memory of CH Kalan's Cat From Japan "Ziggy"
Best Senior in SweepstakesJane & Lawrence UlmanTo our dog "Rika"
Best Opposite to Best Senior in SweepstakesSally ComptonCarousel Akitas
Best Veteran in SweepstakesMinda AkitasGCH Minda's Hawaiian Punch 2023 winner under esteemed judge Rusty Short
Best Opposite Veteran in SweepstakesRichard & Karen ShawDune Akitas
Best Stud DogKathy AmrineIn memory of GCHB, CH ShowKayce Under Fyre, ROM, "Coal"
Best Brood BitchAmy & Stacy HuennekeSunDevil Akitas
Best in BraceIlka Wagner-Van Zandt DVM & Jay Van Zandt, Mayoke AkitasIn memory of my first brace, GCH Regalia’s High-Noon Cooper MAOM TT BVISS and GCH Robi’s Nanuq of the Tundra at Mayoke MAOM MBVISS MBOSS
Pre-National
Best of BreedSterling MiltonOnyx Akitas
Best of WinnersFyre AkitasDedicated in memory of Envy who will forever hold a large part of my heart!
Best OppositeAlain GiguereFirst Klas Akitas
Select DogMichael and Dr. Wenny Wang BaumanAces-Up Akitas
Select BitchAkita Club of Puget Sound
Winners DogAlberto GonzalezGonvar Kennel
Reserve Winners DogPamela LewisDeZaVu Akitas
Winners BitchAyre AkitasDedicated in memory of Envy who will forever hold a large part of my heart!
Reserve Winners BitchConnie GaddyTex-An Akitas
Best Owner HandlerKathryn PetrinaParadise Akitas
Best Puppy in Puppy ClassesNatalia & Brittany DoughertyCape Shore Akitas
Best VeteranBecky AppB Strong K9 Fitness, LLC
Best Bred-By ExhibitorElaine McMoranSunrise Akitas
AOMBecky AppB Strong K9 Fitness, LLC
AOMBrandy Ketchum
AOMConnie Gaddy Tex-an Akitas
AOMGreater Baltimore Akita Club
National Sponsors
Best of BreedFrank & Linda Wolf, Lynny Benzinger, Dave Benzinger & Jolene Benzinger-ScuttOkami Akitas, Big Benz Akitas
Best of WinnersRobert & Chris Ann MooreShinto Akitas
Best Opposite Ingrid StromCrown Royal Akitas
Select Dog Vickie AbrahamABAR Akitas
Select BitchKeith Venezia & Ryan DillmanNakodo Akitas
Winners DogTodd & Jenn ThorntonSnow Soldier Akitas
Reserve Winners DogTamara LarsonShowKayce Akitas
Winners BitchRobert & Chris Ann MooreShinto Akitas
Reserve Winners BitchSylvia Thomas Chiheisen Akitas
Best Owner Handler Dr. Sophia KaluzniackiAkitas of Tamarlane & Green Valley Animal Hospital
Best Puppy in ClassSterling MiltonOnyx Akitas
Best VeteranDr. Sophia Kaluzniacki Akitas of Tamarlane & Green Valley Animal Hospital
Best Bred-By ExhibitorRobert & Chris Ann MooreShinto Akitas
AOMDave, Tracy & Tressa ReinerCalamus K-9s
Cindy KeenShinjiru AkitasBISS GCH Shinjiru Saffyre Gem "Gemma" 2023 National AOM winner and GCH Shinjiru Dragonfyre RN, SHDN, CGC, TKN "Corra", winner of a 2023 PRE-National AOM.
AOMJudith SchepplerFor past, present and future rescue Akitas
AOM (2)Julie Ellis
6-9 Puppy Dog 1stBarbara and Casey LawsonCJ's Sho-Me Akitas
6-9 Puppy Dog 2nd-4thMidwest Akita ClubCongratulations
6-9 Puppy Bitch 1stOrguyo K-9 ClubCongratulations!!
6-9 Puppy Bitch 2nd-4thOrguyo K-9 ClubCongratulations!!
9-12 Puppy Dog 1stKira BrownIn memory of CH BayCrest's Hilfigre It Out
9-12 Puppy Dog 2nd-4thLori RickardDream-Hi Akitas
9-12 Puppy Bitch 1stLinda Wroth
9-12 Puppy Bitch 2nd-4thLinda Wroth
12-18 Dog 1stFriends of The American Legion Post 0755
12-18 Dog 2nd-4thLori RickardDream-Hi Akitas
12-18 Bitch 1stNatalia & Brittany DoughertyCape Shore Akitas
12-18 Bitch 2nd-4thGary OliverElmwood, IL
BBE 6-12 Puppy Dog 1stSherry & Robert Wallis, Jenna & Mike JensvoldSherob Akitas
BBE 6-12 Puppy Dog 2nd-4thMonica ColvinGekko Akitas
BBE 6-12 Puppy Bitch 1stDavid & Brandy PollackKamikaze Akitas
BBE 6-12 Puppy Bitch 2nd-4thMonica ColvinGekko Akitas
BBE Adult Dog 1st Barbara & Casey LawsonCJ's Sho-Me
BBE Adult Dog 2nd-4thGarden State Akita Club
BBE Adult Bitch 1stFrank & Linda IngemiEXCEL SHU-KU Akitas
BBE Adult Bitch 2nd-4thKathy WeightmanIn memory of Kryssi
American Bred Dog 1stCynthia ClarkeIn memory of Bishop
American Bred Dog 2nd-4thMoonlair Akitas
American Bred Bitch 1stGary OliverElmwood, IL
American Bred Bitch 2nd-4thSusan TakeshitaCH Majer's Polar Express, CGC, CGCU, TT, TKN "Taisho"
Open Dog 1stKira BrownIn memory of Ch BayCrest's Hilfigre It Out
Open Dog 2nd-4thRusy ShortKofuku-No Akitas, est 1964
Open Bitch 1stJoe, Julie & McKenzie DunfordJoJu Akitas
Open Bitch 2nd-4thMardell DenneyJer-Mar's Akitas
Veteran 7-9 Dog 1stSherry & Robert Wallis, Jenna & Mike JensvoldSherob Akitas
Veteran 7-9 Dog 2nd-4thThe Dimon FamilyFor the Love of a Senior
Veteran 7-9 Bitch 1stMinda AkitasBlessed with so many amazing veterans!
Veteran 7-9 Bitch 2nd-4thSherry & Robert Wallis, Jenna & Mike JensvoldSherob Akitas
Veteran 9-11 Dog 1stIn loving memory of MBIS BISS CH Kamikazi’s Remington, ROM
Veteran 9-11 Dog 2nd-4thJudith SchepplerFor past, present, and future rescue Akitas
Veteran 9-11 Bitch 1stThe Dimon FamilyFor the Love of a Senior
Veteran 9-11 Bitch 2nd-4thLonny & Marc CohenNutmeg Akitas
Veteran 11 + Dog 1stThe Dimon Family1st For the Love of a Senior
Veteran 11+ Dog 2nd-4thJudith SchepplerFor past, present and future rescue Akitas
Veteran 11 + Bitch 1stJodi MarcusIn Memory of Bertie, the ARMAC ambassadog for 12 years
Veteran 11+ Bitch 2nd-4thBrad & Elizabeth FulghumBest wishes for a great show
Best Junior Handler Kale CoeMiMar Akitas
Best 4-6 Puppy Stephanie JohnsonSundance Akitas
Trophy Fund Sponsors
Jackie Douglas
Freya RossiKomai AkitasIn loving memory of GCH CR’s Sudden Impact, CGC, RN, AOM, “Crash”
Jerry & Mardell DenneyJer-Mar's Akitas
Jim & Cecilia CarmeanSummit Akitas
Sheila Davis
Jan SalzmanIn Memory of Ree Keca
Becky AppB Strong K9 Fitness, LLC
Shannon Miller
Lone Star Akita Club of Houston
Rick & Tersa WitteStardust Akitas
Angi Diamond & Kim HolmesDiamond Akitas