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    National Specialty Best Of Breed

    GCH/CH Dogwood Hollow Bengal Zero Zero

    ABC National Specialty Shows

    The first ABC Specialty Show was held in Ravenna, OH in 1943 when Best of Breed was won by Patrice de Sharvogue. There were no champions in the Specials Class provided for them though there was a champion entered in the American Bred Class. Jeffery de Klemanor was wrongfully entered and was disqualified. Patrice won the next two specialty shows and set a mark for the number of wins in that even which was equaled but never surpassed during intervening years until CH Jordean All Kiddin' Aside won Best of Breed four out of five years beginning in 1991.

    Show interest began to surge about the same time as interest in field trials. In 1946 the requirements for the number of dogs competing for points was raised from the minimum 2-3-4-5-6 to 2-3-4-6-8, an indication that the previous year had seen quite a few shows offering four or five championship points.

    The ABC Specialty has been held annually with the ABC National All Age trials since the 1943 event. In 1949 an extra specialty was held with Alan Stuyvesant bringing a prominent French judge, M. Allaire, from Paris for the occasion. His judging in the French manner, complete with critiques proved very interesting and educational. In 1968 the ABC inaugurated a Summer Specialty to be rotated to various sections of the country. This traveling ABC Summer Specialty serves to bring an event of National significance to various regions of the country.

    The ABC National Specialty has grown so tremendously that two judges are sometimes required for breed judging. In recent years, sweepstakes for puppy, veteran and Dual Champions along with Junior Handler classes have been added.

    National Specialty Best of Breed
    Year   Champion Owner
    2016 GCH/CH Dogwood Hollow Bengal Zero Zero J. Burlingame, R. Cornum, C Mika, A. Burlingame, G. Clements
    2015 GCH/CH Sovereign's Chasing Legends D.&J. Droel, J. Carlson
    2014 GCH/CH Dream Hi's Don't Hate The Player Hate The Game L.&T. Rickard
    2013 GCH/CH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome C. Douglas, J.&A. Andrus, K. Hogan & A. Cone
    2012 CH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome C. Douglas, J.&A. Andrus, K. Hogan & A. Cone
    2011 CH Sanbar's Ride The Winds R.&C. West/P. West
    2010 GCH Willowick Talltean K. Fitzgerald
    2009 DC Country Road's Rough Rider M.&K. Stout
    2008 DC/AFC Jayhawker Tequila With A Twist J. Carlson
    2007 CH Sanbar's Call When Readi P.&R. West
    2006 CH Magic Major Player JH Douglas/Otterson/Hultgren/Bates
    2005 CH Jordean Your Wildest Dreams B. Rao/A. Lane
    2004 CH Jordean Your Wildest Dreams B. Rao/A. Lane
    2003 CH Sanbar's Curtain Call P. West/B. Scott/A. Rodrigues
    2002 CH Jordean a Night to Remember Mobry-Bathke/Howe/Sorensen
    2001 CH Magic Sir-ly You Jest Otterson/Bates/Callier/Douglas
    2000 CH Magic Sir-ly You Jest Otterson/Bates/Callier/Douglas
    1999 CH Jordean Up All Night G. Schmeider/A. Jordan
    1998 CH Jordean All Kiddin' Aside A.&D. Jordan
    1997 CH Jordean I Kid You Not R.&N. Gilliard
    1996 CH N-Vee's Touch of Romance J. Carlson
    1995 CH Jordean All Kiddin' Aside D.&A. Jordan/G. Nash
    1994 CH Jordean All Kiddin' Aside D.&A. Jordan/G. Nash
    1993 CH Chesabrit's Code of the West J.&D. Droel
    1992 CH Jordean All Kiddin' Aside D.&A. Jordan/G. Nash
    1991 CH Jordean All Kiddin' Aside D.&A. Jordan/G. Nash
    1990 CH Chesabrit's Code of the West D. Droel/H. Shelley
    1989 CH Hope's Gunsmoke Blue J.&D. Tighe
    1988 CH Jen-Mars Carosel Jolly JesterP. Coster
    1987 CH Prince Valiant's Spring A'Rival CDX/TDF.&N. Hewitt
    1986 CH Woodstock's Lady ValentineJ.&B. Theobald
    1985 CH LeDuc Cimmaron Storm CloudA.&W. Causey
    1984 CH Twin Oaks Vantage PointC.&M. Benjamin
    1983 CH Dee's Picante Pepper of JBL. Maners
    1982 CH Do-Well's JB JasonD. Melgren/J. Green
    1981 CH Do-Well's JB JasonD. Melgren/J. Green
    1980 CH Greenfield LeDuc De CannelleM. Russelll/J. Rodrigues
    1979 FC Hi AceG. Cohen
    1978 CH Jacque's Prince ValiantB.&C. Humphrey
    1977 CH Romar's Sweet Whiskey ManR.&M. Evanson
    1976 CH Jacque's Prince ValiantB.&C. Humphrey
    1975 CH Greenfield's Mister MarkJ.&W. Christian
    1974 DC Suzabob's Hedgerow HappyD. Buster
    1973 CH Credence SkoshiHudgins/Tindall
    1972 Merchant of Breton's LightningG. Blackstone
    1971 CH Squani's Dana MacDuffK. Murphy/N. Rigoulot
    1970 DC Pacolet Cheyenne SamK.&E. Jacobson
    1969 DC Suzabob's Hedgerow HappyD. Buster
    1968 CH Bonnie Kay's Duke of SequaniK. Murphy/A. Smith
    1967 Elcon's Shotgun SmokeL.&E. Conable
    1966 CH Sam's Son Buckshot CDL.F. Oltman
    1965 CH Sam's Son Buckshot CDL.F. Oltman
    1964 CH Chief Of AppanooseL.E. Stoltz
    1963 CH Juchoir's TuffyJ.&H. Rookard
    1962 CH Juchoir's TuffyJ.&H. Rookard
    1961 CH Bonnie Kay's Ricki's ImageB. Holemo
    1960 CH Bonnie Kay's Ricki's ImageB. Holemo
    1959 CH Bonnie Kay's Ricki's ImageB. Holemo
    1958 DC Dingo's Little MikeG. Wilson
    1957 CH Harvre des Bois HenriP. Vollmar
    1956 CH Avono CorkyC. Morse
    1955 CH Tigre Par Le Tigre L'ArgoatJ. Doak
    1954 CH Do-Car's Flashy ShowmanE. Gray
    1953 CH Avono CorkyC. Morse
    1952 CH Amos of EdoughE. Staunton
    1951 CH Bucaneer de KlemanorW. Kleeman
    1950 CH Bucaneer de KlemanorW. Kleeman
    1949 Tudor du Roc HellouA. Styvesant
    1948 DC Avono HappyJ. Whitworth
    1947 Avono RettaJ. Whitworth
    1946 CH Avono HappyJ. Whitworth
    1945 CH Patrice de SharvogueE. Averill
    1944 CH Patrice de SharvogueE. Averill
    1943 Patrice de ShavogueE. Averill

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