This article was written by the staff of the Journal Opinion (Upper Valley, NH, VT) on Wednesday January 11, 2006. The Striker referred to in this article is our Amer/Can CH & Can BIS Penaire Star Struck at Woodcrest handled by Adam Bernardin.

Orford Airedale competes in AKC National Championship
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Journal Opinion

ORFORD – The world’s most outstanding dogs will gather Jan. 14-15 in Tampa, FL to exhibit the qualities that earned them a spot at the invitation-only AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Jay Atwood of Orford and CH Penaire Star Struck [At Woodcrest], better known as “Striker,” will be among the 2,648 contenders.

Atwood is the owner of Woodcrest Kennel LLC of Orford. Striker is an American and Canadian champion Airedale and Best in Show award winner.

The show will be simulcast live on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, starting at 8 p.m. both nights.

These top dogs will be competing for $225,000 in cash prizes and the coveted title of National Champion. The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship offers the only sizable monetary award in dog shows and represents the pinnacle of canine achievement. Invitations are issued to dogs ranking in the top 25 of their breed based on year-long competition in other AKC events.

Further information about Striker including photos and a complete list of wins and accomplishments can be found at