New York, NY (October 17, 2019) – Tickets are on sale NOW for the 2019 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s North/South Building this December 14th and 15th. Each daily event pass includes daytime events, evening group finals and Best in Show (on Sunday). Daytime hours are 7am – 4pm, and evening group judging begins at 4:30pm. Included in the all-day ticket is general seating for the evening competition which will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Visit www.akc.org to purchase tickets.
The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin is one of the world’s premiere dog events, which showcases more than 5,000 of the top national and international canine athletes. It is the largest dog show in the United States and the only show hosted by the American Kennel Club. The National Championship is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals and Juniors competition in Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally®. In addition to these competitions, there are plenty of fun events going on throughout the day for everyone to enjoy:
- • Meet and play with hundreds of dog breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds®. This interactive, educational showcase helps individuals learn which breeds are best for their lifestyle, straight from the experts themselves.
- • Returning this year is the highly popular North American Diving Dogs (NADD) competition, where canine athletes will show off their extreme water diving skills.
- • See exciting demonstrations throughout the day such as AKC Trick Dog and more!
- • Shop one of the largest collections of specialized vendors at the Doggie Boutique mall and pick up unique gifts for your favorite dog lover or pet just in time for the holidays.
- • Kids can participate in the AKC Patch program where they will have tons of fun and learn about dog events.
- • K-12 students in Orange County, Florida can take part in an art contest leading up to the event for a chance to win prizes and have their artwork on display at the AKC National Championship.
Enhanced Schedule of Events
Tuesday December 10
Wednesday December 11
Thursday December 12
Friday December 13
Specialty Shows / Group Shows
Saturday December 14
AKC Demo Ring
AKC Meet The Breeds®
Sunday December 15
AKC Demo Ring
AKC Meet The Breeds®
ABOUT THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
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 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 www.akc.org.
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ABOUT ROYAL CANIN USA
Royal Canin USA is a leader in science-based cat and dog health nutrition. Founded by a veterinarian in 1968, Royal Canin has more than 50 years of experience in delivering individualized nutritional solutions. In collaboration with an expert team of nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world, Royal Canin places cats and dogs at the central point of the innovation process. The Royal Canin product line offers a range of diets based on size, age, breed, lifestyle and therapeutic requirements. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty stores nationwide. Royal Canin is a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. To learn more about Royal Canin, visit www.royalcanin.com and “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/royalcanin.us.
Brandi Hunter, American Kennel Club- firstname.lastname@example.org , 212.696.8220
Courtney Suthoff, Royal Canin- Courtney.email@example.com , 636.448.6137
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