New York, NY (October 15, 2021) – Entries are now open for the 2021 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North/South Concourse this December 18th and 19th. Entries are also open for the AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, taking place on Friday, December 17th at the OCCC, as well as the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals, which will take place on December 17th and 18th also at the OCCC. The three premium lists and all event updates can be found by visiting the AKC National Championship event page.
The AKC National Championship is one of the world’s premiere dog events. It is the largest dog show in the United States and the only show hosted by the American Kennel Club. The crowning of America’s National Champion is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the AKC Fast CAT Invitational, and Junior competitions in Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally, and showcases some of the top canine athletes.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be numerous safety requirements in place, including the wearing of face masks regardless of vaccination status and sanitizing stations. Exhibitors will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver upon entering the OCCC. Spectators will be permitted at the events.
Hotel room blocks are open for those traveling to the event to compete. Visit the AKC National Championship Hotel and Travel page for more information.
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Brandi Hunter Munden, American Kennel Club – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Noland, Royal Canin – Kelly.email@example.com