|Kerry Blue Terrier Crowned 2002 National Invitational
| [Thursday, December 12, 2002]
Record-setting cash prizes awarded
at invitational dog show
the winner is . . . CH Torums Scarf Michael, commonly known as Mick, a
Kerry Blue Terrier!
Earning a cash prize of $50,000 and the coveted title of National Invitational
Champion, Mick was crowned the event’s top dog at the conclusion of the
AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational Championship presented yesterday (Dec.
11) in Orlando.
“The American Kennel Club (AKC) and The Iams Company are so happy to
be able to recognize all of the exceptional dogs who competed in this
one-of-a-kind event,” said Ron Menaker, AKC Chairman. “By winning the
title of National Invitational Champion, Mick forever will be known in
the dog world and beyond.”
Mick is owned by Marilu Hansen, of Acampo, Calif., and was bred by Ron
Ramsey. He is handled by Bill McFadden. Judge Constance M. Barton of Middleburg,
Va., awarded the National Invitational Champion title to Mick.
view a short video clip in QuickTime format of Mrs. Constance M. Barton
awarding Best In Show, click
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“Winning the AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational Championship represents
a supreme achievement for the breeder, owner, and handler,” said Maggie
Heile, Group Manager, Influencer Marketing, The Iams Company. “We are
delighted to have Mick as our National Invitational Champion.”
More than 1,500 top dogs of every AKC recognized breed and variety competed
in the 2002 AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational Championship for $225,000
in cash prizes and prestigious titles. The event is the largest prize
money dog show in the world and has been dubbed by many as the “Oscars”
of dog shows.
The AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational Championship will be broadcast
Jan. 25, 2003, on cable television’s Animal Planet. More than 1.24 million
viewers tuned in for the broadcast of last year’s inaugural event. It
was the fourth most-viewed program in Animal Planet history.
|Printed with permission by the AKC.