The most prestigious title in dog-show history is on the line. Over 153 breeds will compete for a national championship, and now, for the first time, you vote too! During this year's AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, you choose your top dogs right along with the judges. These lucky canines will earn the Iams Viewers' Choice Awards. On Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan. 16, you can cast your vote right here at animalplanet.com to determine the best in seven group competitions as well as the ultimate champion — Best in Show. Each group-winning pooch you choose will receive a certificate and win a $2,000 donation from the Iams Company for its AKC breed club. Your top-dog choice for Best in Show will be presented with the Iams Viewers' Choice trophy and a $10,000 donation for its breed club.
Watch the Show. Tune in Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. ET. Listen for host Ron Reagan to tell you when to vote in each group competition, and look for the Iams Viewers' Choice Awards graphic on your TV screen.
The show will broadcast LIVE from the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, from 8 to 11 p.m. ET. Saturday will feature four groups of dogs, and Sunday will feature the last three groups and "Best in Show" category
It should be a lot of fun and the donations to the winners' parent breed clubs makes for a good cause.