AKC Agility Invitational

Held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin  

Orlando, FL -- December 15-17, 2017

News and Updates

  • December 8, 2017 - Vendors participating at the 2017 AKC National Championship
  • November 29, 2017- A facility map of the Orange County Convention Center showing where everything is located has been posted.
  • November 22, 2017 - A Handler's Briefing has been posted. Please be aware that the individual judges do not do briefings before each class. Please be sure to read this document and there will be a general briefing each morning before the first, timed walk-throughs begin.
  • November 16, 2017 - The deadline has past for exhibitors to select/assign their dogs a crating space. All dogs who were not assigned a space by November 15th's deadline will be randomly assigned a space based on availability.
  • November 14, 2017 - Photographer and Videographer pre-order informaiton has been posted. Parent Medallion sponsorship list has been updated.
  • November 5, 2017 - Banquet Meal Reservations may now be purchased online. Only the exhibitor (1) may receive their meal at the Discounted price; all others must pay the Guest price. IF your dog is also a 2016 Top Dog Winner, then all Owner(s) of the dog may receive their meal at the Discounted price. Friday, December 1, 2017 is the deadline for purchasing banquet reservations.
  • October 19, 2017 - An Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) Day of Show and RV Parking Map has been posted.  The General Confirmation Letter has been updated.
  • October 16, 2017 - Online Crating Space Reservations opened this morning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific. IF you do not see the menu option, REFRESH YOUR BROWSER!  Crating space reservations will be open until Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
  • October 9, 2017 - Ring Schedules and Run Orders have been posted. Confirmation PDF updates have been sent out with each dog's Armband #.  Additionally, today is the deadline for providing title updates for the catalog using the blue link and PIN # provided in the confirmation PDF. Title updates may continue online after this date until Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 5pm EST.
  • October 4, 2017 - Tickets are NOW on Sale.   An initial version of a General Confirmation Letter has been posted. This document will be updated as additional information becomes available.
  • October 2, 2017 - A map for Crating Section A and Section B has been posted along with detailed instructions for selecting an exhibitor's crating space using AKC's Online Space Reservation system.  Online space reservations open on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific.
  • October 2, 2017 - Souvenirs and Exhibitor Catlogs are now availble for purchase within our online store. The store will be open until Monday, October 30th.  If you wish to purchase souvenirs, please be sure to order them in advance as these products will not be available for sale during the event weekend. 
  • September 26, 2017 - Volunteer sign-up form has been posted.
  • September 25, 2017 - Entries are now closed. Exhibitor tee-shirt sizes are due Wednesday, September 27, 2017. A sizing chart has been posted. A post-close confirmation PDF will be sent out shortly so that exhibitor, dog and entry information may be verified prior to the catalog pages being sent to the printer on October 9, 2017.
  • September 19, 2017 - Events and Activities during AKC National Championship Week. Here is a list of events and activities taking place from December 12 - December 17, 2017 in Orlando at or near the Convention Center
  • September 7, 2017 - An initial list of Parent Clubs who are sponsoring breed medallions has been posted. AKC has sent sponsorship letters to all Parent Club secretaries. If you club is not listed, please contact your Parent Club to find out if they plan to do so.
  • August 25, 2017 - Round 1 entries close on Monday, August 28th at 8:00p.m. EST.  An audit will be performed on August 29, 2017 to determine which round 1 invites did not enter; this will create opening(s) filled by round 2 invites.  A list of exhibitor/dogs receiving round 2 invites shall be posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. An informational text message will be sent out to all who signed up to receive them when the round 2 invite list has been posted. Round 2 invites have until Sunday, September 3, 2017 to "opt-out" from receiving their invitation by sending email to steve.herwig@akc.org. If an exhibitor/dog opt-out, they WILL NOT receive the US postal mailed invitation; instead, the next dog in-line will receive the invite. Round 2 invitations will be mailed by USPS on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  The entry deadline for round 2 invites is Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:00p.m. EST. No additional invitations shall be sent after round 2 are mailed.
  • August 21, 2017 - RV parking information is now available. This is for on-site overnight RV parking. Space is limited.
  • Hotel Room Blocks Open on MONDAY July 17th at 11a.m. Eastern Time 
  • June 6, 2017 - The judges for AKC's 2017 Agility Invitational are:
    • Karl Blakely - Minnesota
    • Deb Carlson - Massachusetts
    • Lori Holdren - Oregon
    • Rich Mackintosh - Pennsylvania