International Heart Classic Virtual Dog Show

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Time to Take a Bow

Thank you for your interest in the first-ever International Heart Classic Virtual Dog Show! The International Heart Classic was designed to provide a safe and fun way to compete and stay active within the competitive dog show community. This year’s show received entries from around the country and raised valuable resources to support the mission of the American Heart Association.

The International Heart Classic is part of the Healthy Bond for Life initiative, which encourages the bond between people and pets for better health and well-being and longer lives. Pets can help you get more exercise, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, cut stress and boost happiness. With stress more prevalent than ever, now is a perfect time to celebrate all that our dogs (and other pets) do for us!

*5% of entry fees from the International Heart Classic Virtual Dog Show held July 2020 will be donated to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, up to a maximum of $5,000.

Read the rules for the virtual dog show.

Best in Show Winner and Videos

Best in Show Videos

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1 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 2 Challenge #2 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 3 Challenge #3 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 4 Challenge #4 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 5 Challenge #5 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 6 Challenge #6 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 7 Challenge #7 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More
8 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 9 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 10 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 11 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 12 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 13 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 14 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More
15 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 16 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 17 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 18 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 19 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 20 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 21 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More
22 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 23 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 24 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 25 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 26 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 27 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 28 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More
29 Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More 3- Challenge #1 Take the first step to a healthier you. Literally. Walking as little as 15 minutes a day lowers your chances of heart disease. Learn More

Group Winners and Videos

Group Videos

Group Class
Sporting Adult
Puppy
Veteran
Hound Adult
Puppy
Veteran
Working Adult
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Terrier Adult
Puppy
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Toy Adult
Puppy
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Non-Sporting Adult
Puppy
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Herding Adult
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Breed Winners and Videos*

Sporting


Puppy
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Adult Veteran Judge
Logatto Romagnolo(link opens in new window) 1 Marjorie Martorella
Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes(link opens in new window) 1 Kathryn A. Cowsert
Pointer(link opens in new window) 1 Marjorie Martorella
Pointer (German Shorthaired)(link opens in new window) 1 2 Valerie Nunes Atkinson
Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)(link opens in new window) 1 Ric Plaut
Retriever (Curly-Coated)(link opens in new window) 1 1 Kathryn A. Cowsert
Retrievers (Flat-Coated)(link opens in new window) 1 2 Manolo Queijeiro
Retriever (Golden)(link opens in new window) 4 2 Gloria Kerr
Retriever (Labrador)(link opens in new window) 1 6 Manolo Queijeiro
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)(link opens in new window) 5 5 2 Linda Fitzmaurice
Setter (English)(link opens in new window) 4 Sandi McCue
Setter (Gordon)(link opens in new window) 1 Gary L. Andersen
Setter (Irish)(link opens in new window) 1 3 Karen C. Wilson
Setter (Irish Red and White)(link opens in new window) 1 Karen C. Wilson
Spaniel (Clumber)(link opens in new window) 1 Douglas A. Johnson
Spaniel (Cocker) Parti(link opens in new window) 1 Beverly R. Andersen
Spaniel (English Cocker)(link opens in new window) 3 2 Debbie Campbell-Freeman
Spaniel (English Springer)(link opens in new window) 1 Bonnie P. Threllfall
Spanniel (Welsh Springer)(link opens in new window) 1 Jaime Hubbard
Vizsla(link opens in new window) 3 Larry C. Abbott
Weimaraner(link opens in new window) 3 Larry C. Abbott
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon(link opens in new window) 1 2 Ronald Freeman
Wirehaired Vizsla(link opens in new window) 1 Larry C. Abbott
Totals 25 36 5 66 Sporting entries

Hound


Puppy Adult Veteran Judge
Afghan Hound 2 Michael Canalizo
American English Coonhound 1 Lori Mills
Basenji 1 Michael Work
Beagles (15") 2 1 Patricia Anne Keenan
Black & Tan Coonhound 2 1 Cathy H. Daugherty
Bloodhound 3 Kimberly Anne Meredith
Borzoi 1 John A. Reeve-Newson
Cirneco dell Etna 2 Ann C. Meyer
Dachshund (Longhaired) 1 1 Margaret Maggie Peat
Dachshund (Smooth) 1 Jerry Cerasini
Dachshund (Wirehaired) 1 1 Lisa Warren
Ibizan Hound 1 1 David J. Peat
Irish Wolfhound 1 Gretchen Bernardi
Norwegian Elkound 2 Patricia V. Trotter
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno 1 1 Christine Erickson
Rhodesian Ridgeback 3 2 Pamela S. Lambie
Saluki 1 1 Pamela B. Peat
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 1 1 Cathy H. Daugherty
Whippet 4 4 Denise Tatro
Totals 20 24 1 45 Hound entries

Working

Puppy Adult Veteran Judge
Akita 1 Vicki Seiler-Cushman
Bernese Mountain Dog 1 1 Debra Thornton
Boxer 2 2 1 Hal T Biermann
Bullmastiffs 1 1 Sioux Forsyth-Green
Cane Corso 3 2 Mimi Winkler
Chinook 1 1 Gary L. Andersen
Doberman Pinscher 1 2 Linda George
Dogo Argentino 1 Joan M Zielinski
German Pinscher 1 1 Jacqueline M. Rayner
Giant Schnauzer 1 Vicki Seiler-Cushman
Great Dane 6 4 1 Dana Cline
Great Pyrenees 1 1 Dana Cline
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 4 2 1 Scott Sommer
Komondorok 1 Nancy Liebes
Kuvasz 1 1 Faye Strauss
Mastiff 1 Pamela S. Lambie
Neopolitan Mastiff 1 Jacqueline M. Rayner
Newfoundland 2 Debra Thornton
Portuguese Water Dog 2 Faye Strauss
Rottweiler 2 Lee Whittier
Samoyed 1 1 1 Nancy Martin
Standard Schnauzer 1 1 Douglas R. Holloway, Jr.
Tibetan Mastiff 1 Niksa Lemo
Total 28 26 7 61 Working entries

Terrier


Puppy Adult Veteran Judge
Border Terriers 1 1 1 Philip K Freilich
Cairn Terriers 1 1 Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine
Cesky Terrier 1 2 Philip K Freilich
Fox Terrier (Smooth) 3 Amy Rutherford
Glen of Imaal Terrier 1 Betty-Anne Stenmark
Manchester Terrier (Standard) 2 2 1 Kathleen J. Ferris
Miniature Bull Terrier 2 1 Dennis McCoy
Miniature Schnauzer 1 2 Chris A Levy
Norwich Terrier 1 Dennis McCoy
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 2 2 Sharol Candace Way
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 1 1
Russell Terrier 1 1 Bergit Coady-Kabel
West Highland White Terrier 1 Christine Erickson
Total 9 18 6 33 Terrier entries

Toy


Puppy Adult Veteran Judge
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 5 5 Elaine J. Lessig
Chinese Crested 1 Frank Bayliss
Havanese 3 3 David Stout
Maltese 1 3 1 Vicki Abbott
Manchester Terrier (Toy) 1 1 Kathleen J. Ferris
Miniature Pinscher 2 1 Madeline K. Miller
Papillon 1 1 Sharon Newcomb
Pekingese 1 Janet M. Allen
Pomeranian 1 Vikki Oelerich
Pug 1 Linda Rowell
Silky Terrier 2 Florence A. Males
Toy Fox Terriers 1 1 Dana L. Plonkey
Total 19 16 1 36 Toy Entries

Non Sporting

Puppy Adult Veteran Judge
American Eskimo Dog 3 3 Barbara E. Beynon
Bichon Frise 1 1 Vicki L. Abbott
Boston Terrier 1 Chad Howard
Bulldog 1 1 Michael Canalizo
Chinese Shar-Pei 1 3 Marge Caltharp
Dalmatian 1 Patti L. Strand
Keeshond 1 Wade Koistenen
Lowchen 2 1 Wade Koistenen
Poodle (Miniature) 1 Dorothy A. Dalton
Poodle (Standard) 1 Doris Cozart
Xoloitzcuintli 1 Fran Bayliss
Total 12 10 1 23 Non-Sporting Entries

Herding

Puppy Adult Veteran Judge
Australian Cattle Dog 1 Jaime Hubbard
Australian Shepherd 1 3 Leon Goetz
Bearded Collie 1 Kenneth L. Rayner, Jr.
Belgian Sheepdogs 2 Linda Robey
Belgian Tervuren 2 3 Linda Robey
Bergamasco 3 Eric Liebes
Border Collies 1 2 Kenneth L. Rayner, Jr.
Bouvier Des Flandres 1 3 Rick Gschwender
Canaan Dog 1 Linda Clark
Cardigan Wels Corgi 3 1 1 Rita Holloway
Collies (Rough) 1 2 1 Kenneth L. Rayner, Jr.
German Shepherd Dog 4 2 1 Lee Canalizo
Icelandic Sheepdog 1 Joan Luna Liebes
Pembroke Welsh Corgi 1 6 Virginia L. Lyne
Pulik 2 1 Ann Bowley
Pyrenean Shepherd 1 Brian Meyer
Shetland Sheepdog 1 4 Tom Coen
Swedish Vallhund 1 Brian Meyer
Spanish Water Dog 1 Eric Liebes
Total 21 34 4 59 Herding entries

*If no videos are available at a breed link, then no videos were submitted for consideration.

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