disgruntled dog fan in the usa, CO 12/1/2007 6:48:56 PM Animan planet has sunk to a new low, NO Eukanuba coverage within a day - - week - - month. By the time you get around to doing anything I'll know who won, obed, conformation and obedience. You never bother with obedience - - my watching of Animan Planet is down 75% from a year ago, now I'm not watching Eukanuba tonight, so it's down another 100% - - - AND I don't plan to patronize ANY of your sponsors It's pushing 7 here - - That's nearly 9 in NC - and WAY past judging in CA. NO SOUND on the video, OK, the video FINALLY came thru - - - - - rather late, but better than never - - - - but NO SOUND, it would be nice to hear something. SINCE AKC is billing this as THE event (trying to top Westminster) then why don't they think it's worth live coverage - -the last few years it has been - - and Eukanuba - - I feed it, have for years - - why didn't they say hey, wait a minute. ...... let's do this live. Thinking maybe I need a new dog food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am more than bummed at the coverage, lack of information, and the whole deal. This may actually rival the conflict of interest, Pet stores selling AKC dogs (do you remember that????) - - I have set aside two nights to watch Eukanuba, NOTHING - - by Feb (when I learned this will be on TV - - Conformation only no doube - - OK, maybe a blip about agiltity and maybe a brief mention of obedience - - ) just what should I do for the next two nights?????? My sister is competing in agility. Know there will be nothing about that - - and obedience is the step child - - never anything about that and AKC wonders why obed is falling down. Just a little plug now and then would be nice - - and go a long way toward pushing it. You do a little on agility - which people are wild about, but why not more - - why not the whole story,the real deal? Big dog show? Big event??? Give me a break, if AKC doesn't think it's important enough to broadcast live, and Eukanuba doesn't think it's important enough to televise LIVE - - or even delayed an hour - - - why should I?????????????? Now tell me again why should I register my dog with AKC? Why should I encourage my friends, students, etc. to register their dogs with AKC???? (Even ILP, which I am constantly pushing.) Why should I pick AKC over APDT, CPE, NADAC, USDAA, ASCA, UKC???????????????? They aren't on TV either - but then they aren't billing themselves as the big show, the International competition. One disgruntled viewer - who is a non viewer - - thanks to AKC. PS: by Feb broadcast date, I'll know who won - - I do have links to this information, and if AKC is valid at all, it will be posted at their website (or is that going to be with held too????????????) - - so why bother to watch???????????????????