American Kennel Club To Celebrate Dogs This Christmas Day On ESPN2

Celebrate Dogs This Christmas Day On ESPN2

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to announce six and a half hours of exciting canine competition coming to ESPN2 this Christmas Day beginning at noon. The programming will kick off with the speediest dogs in the country during the premiere of the second annual AKC Fastest Dogs USA competition.

These dog-focused shows will continue with a preview of the 2021 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin and lead right into the AKC Agility Premier Cup followed by coverage of the AKC Flyball CanAm Classic.

“The canines featured in this block of programming showcase the highest degree of athleticism and highlight the human-canine bond,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC Executive Secretary. “We are thrilled to partner with ESPN to bring this dog-centric entertainment to new audiences this holiday season.”

Mark your calendars now for noon on December 25th to tune in to six and a half hours of dog-filled programming. Check your local listings for channel information and re-airs on ESPN networks.

December 25th Programming Schedule:

Time EST Program
Noon – 2:00PM AKC Fastest Dogs USA
2:00PM – 2:30 PM AKC National Championship Preview Show
2:30PM – 4:30 PM AKC Agility Premier Cup
4:30PM – 6:30PM AKC Flyball CanAm Classic
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  • 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.

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