The American Kennel Club Brings the AKC Flyball Dog Challenge to ESPN2

Dog particapating in AKC Flyball Dog Challenge

New York, NY- The American Kennel Club (AKC) is excited to announce that the AKC Flyball Dog Challenge, presented by Tractor Supply Company, will air on ESPN2. The competition will be televised on Saturday, March 25th at 4pm ET.

This invitational event, held in collaboration with North American Flyball Association, took place on February 26, 2023 in Ocala, FL. Eight teams from the United States and Canada competed over two days. This year’s competition also included the Inaugural Flyball Run-Off Races, a head-to-head competition for individual competitors.

We are thrilled to be able to share the sport of Flyball with ESPN viewers,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC’s Executive Secretary. “Flyball is such a fast-paced sport that it will keep them glued to their televisions.”

The broadcast will be hosted by sportscaster Carolyn Manno, including sideline reporter Bill Ellis and analysis by Ashley Hilliker.

  • 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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