American Kennel Club Dog Sports to Air on ESPN2 This Christmas

little dog catching a disc mid air


New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and governing body of dog sports, is thrilled to announce two exciting canine competitions coming to ESPN2 this Christmas Day starting at 2:30pm ET. The programming will kick off with the AKC Agility Invitational presented by YuMOVE® and will be followed by the AKC Disc Dog Challenge presented by The Farmer’s Dog.

The AKC Agility Invitational took place at the Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL on December 17th and 18th, 2022. The AKC Disc Dog Challenge saw top teams competing in disc dog games at Atrium Health Ballpark in Kannapolis, NC on November 12th, 2022.

The dogs featured in this programming demonstrate outstanding athletic abilities and emphasize the importance of the human-canine bond,” says Gina DiNardo, AKC Executive Secretary. “We are excited to be able to bring these canine sports to viewers this Christmas Day.”

Mark your calendars now for Christmas Day at 2:30pm ET to tune in the AKC Agility Invitational presented by YuMOVE®, followed at 4:30pm ET by the AKC Disc Dog Challenge presented by The Farmer’s Dog, both on ESPN2. Check your local listings for channel information.

Dog participating in AKC Dog sport - agility
AKC Dog Sports to Air on ESPN2 This Christmas
  • Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

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