Toy Talk: The Extravaganza in Orlando!

  • January 13, 2020
  • by Bonnie Guggenheim, TNT Advertising Director & Associate Editor

From the January 2020 Issue Of Top Notch Toys. Click To Subscribe. Photo Credits: American Kennel Club

The AKC National Championship show in Orlando, Florida has so much to see and do including many nightly events; Dock Diving, Agility, National Owner Handlers finals plus another awesome MEET THE BREEDS event that draws thousands of Spectators. With 28 acres of dogs and dog related happenings it is a show everyone should attend at least once. Wear comfortable shoes!

Royal Canin did another incredible job promoting the dogs in competition on the red carpet that seemed to make every dog stand out along with the hard working owner and professional handlers. This is the largest AKC dog show with entries from many countries outside the USA totaling over 5,000 dogs in the beautiful Civic Center that is attached to the Hyatt Regency and the Renaissance Center. All with a covered walkway to eliminate weather issues and easy access getting dogs into the building.

The best things about the show was meeting so many of you. I appreciate your taking the time to chat with me and make plans for 2020!

Progressive and the Specialties in New York will be the next exciting show so be sure and check out the Aramedia Group table at Progressive or pick up a magazine at one of the hotel lobbies where you can also see lots of the specials advertised in this issue and Show Sight as well. The New Yorker will be the site of The Yorkshire Terrier Specialty which is a do not miss show with fantastic Yorkies from puppies to Specials! Be sure you email candid photos from any of the New York shows for publication in the February issue.

Have lots of success at the shows around the country including the huge Florida Circuit, Palm Springs and many other shows in January. Email your exciting news to me at TOP NOTCH TOYS because “inquiring minds want to know”. Warm wishes, good health and lots of wins in 2020!