2020 International Heart Classic results: Who won the inaugural event?

International Heart Classic results (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
International Heart Classic results (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) /

The AHA’s virtual dog show concluded this weekend, and here are the International Heart Classic results.

The International Heart Classic Virtual Dog Show closed this weekend, and here at Dog O’Day we have the International Heart Classic results.

Hosted by the American Heart Association‘s Healthy Bond for Life initiative, the virtual dog show competition drew entrants from the American Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club and the FCI (the global conformation organization).

Longtime AKC judge David Frei was one of the spokespeople for the event, the major sponsors of which included Canine Chronicle magazine and Purina Pro Plan.

323 entrants submitted videos divided into three categories: Puppy (up to 18 months old), Adult (18 months old to 7 years) and Veteran (7 years and up). For the sake of convenience while writing, we’re going to lump all three categories together within each group.

There were around 130 judges involved, and the International Heart Classic results were posted in the event’s Facebook page. It is currently unknown whether this will become an annual tradition, or stay at just a one-shot deal.

Herding Group

The Herding Group – Puppy class was claimed by a Belgian Tervuen named Bonceour’s Waiting for the Sun.

The Adult class was won by a Bearded Collie named GCHG Scott’s Lady Liberty.

GCHB CH Liswyn’s Traveler, a Belgian Sheepdog, won the Veteran class.

Hound Group

The blue ribbon in the Hound Group – Puppy class went to a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Kibo’s Lady TSanga of Rifrug CGC TKN.

The top adult was a Beagle named Coulson, likely after Clark Gregg‘s MCU character.

The Veteran winner was a Saluki named GCH Aurora’s Falling in Love Again.

Non-Sporting Group

Puppy winner of the Non-Sporting Group was a Shar Pei named Periwinkles Wild at Heart.

The Adult winner was an American Eskimo Dog named GRCH CH Winterson’s Time Traveler.

The Veteran winner was a Bulldog called Gringo, officially known as GCH Hug O Bulls All American.

Sporting Group

Puppy class in the Sporting Group went to a Vizsla simply named Winnie.

The Adult winner was a Parti-colored Cocker Spaniel named GCHS Loma Point and B-Cubed’s Limited Edition.

The winner of the Veteran division was a Flat-coated Retriever named CH Rush’s Q Up the Band CDX BN RE NAJ SWM SHDA.

Terrier Group

The best Puppy in the Terrier Group was a Border Terrier named Roschel Foxrun Thistle Do.

The Adult victorious in this category was GCHP Carmel Sky High Wish Upon a Star, who is a Miniature Schnauzer.

The winning Veteran was a Manchester Terrier named GCHS Wilane’s Midnight Ryder RA.

Toy Group

The Toy Group in the Puppy division was claimed by a Miniature Pinscher named Marlex Fireball.

The Adult prize was captured by another MinPin named GCH Marlex Sunsprite Dream Come True.

The winner in the Veteran class was a Maltese named GCH CH Ta-Jon’s La Ti Da, which fits a Maltese well.

Working Group

The Puppy class of the Working Group went to a Rottweiler named CH Port Fortune’s All In Again.

The Adult class blue ribbon went to an Akita named GCH SunDevil’s Fresh Squeezed CGCA CGCU TKN.

The Veteran class was won by a German Pinscher named GCHB Immer Treu v Oakwood Braveheart.

Best in Show

The Border Terrier was the Best in Show Puppy, with the Rottweiler coming as Reserve Best in Show.

The Bearded Collie was Best in Show among the Adults, while the MinPin took Reserve honors.

The Saluki was honored as the Veteran Best in Show, with the Bulldog coming as runner-up.

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So, there you have it – the 2020 International Heart Classic results, we hope your favorite breeds claimed prizes.

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