AKC National Agility Championship

PERRY, GEORGIA ~ March 24-26, 2017

Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter
401 Larry Walker Pkwy
Perry, GA 31069
FREE Admission & Parking!  Bring your family and friends!
Please leave your dog at home. Only dogs that are part of the events can be on the show grounds.  We have lots of great vendors so you can bring them home a gift.
Six rings of agility are being held in the Reaves Arena, Covered Arena, and Sutherland Arena. Ring Schedules may be found here
Event Times:
Friday:                 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:             7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:               6:15 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Yes, 6:15 am is correct)
You can also watch the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally® National Championship in the Miller Murphy Howard Building
Event Times:
Friday (Rally):                     8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday (Obedience):        8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday (Obedience):          8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Press Inquiries please contact Carrie DeYoung, AKC Director of Agility (818) 357-3376

National Agility Championship

News and Updates

  • March 20, 2017
  • March 17, 2017
    • Exhibitor check-in will occur on Thursday between 1pm - 4pm in the Sutherland Arena.
  • March 4, 2017
    • Videographer and Streaming Video presale information has been posted.
    • Photographer presale information has been posted.
    • Electronics Used at event document has been posted.
  • March 3, 2017
    • Premier STD and ISC Sweepstakes payout schedules have been posted for Friday afternoon's classes. Cash will be paid on-site for $25 and less awards; checks will be sent for payouts greater than $25. (Social Security #s required for check award payments)
  • February 23, 2017
    • A Confirmation General Information document has been posted.
    • Revised Ring Schedules have been posted, detailing the actual # of warm-up run entrants and adjusing the walk/run groups for Saturday JWW 16-inch.
    • 20-INCH REGULAR ENTRANTS! Run Order #s for your Sunday Morning Hybrid Round Will Not Be Assigned until Saturday Evening during the Competition Weekend after both STD and JWW conclude. Exhibitor/dog teams who are placed 1st – 209th cumulatively after 2 rounds will be in Ring 3. Those placed 210th + cumulatively after 2 rounds will be in Ring 4. Exhibitors may use the posted Round 2 Cumulative Report on Saturday afternoon to determine which ring they will show in on Sunday morning.
      Sunday’s Round 3 run order will be posted Saturday night once they have been finalized.
    • The following Run Orders have been posted to AKC's Nationals web page:
      • Friday morning Warm-Up Standard (WUPS)
      • Friday morning Warm-Up ISC (WUPI)
      • Friday afternoon Premier Standard (PSTD)
      • Friday afternoon ISC Sweepstakes (ISC)
      • Saturday-Sunday Nationals JWW, STD, and Hybrid rounds (with the exception of 20-inch Round 3 Hybrid)
  • February 7, 2017
    • A list of vendors attending this year's AKC Nationals has been posted. (Revised 2/8/2017)
  • January 31, 2017
    • Crating and Stall Online Space Reservations open at 8 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, February 1st and will be available until 5pm on Tuesday, February 28th.  
    • IF it is past the date/time for reservations to open and you do not have access to the Sign-On screen asking for your dog's AKC Registration # and PIN #, then REFRESH YOUR WEB BROWSER (Ctrl F5 on Windows - Cmd R on Apple PCs)
    • The document Crating and Stall Online Space Reservation Instructions has been posted to assist in selecting a space and assigning your dog.
    • Only those dogs logged as being a "Stall Owner" on page 2 of the confirmation PDF update sent when your contract was processed will appear in the drop-down list for assigning to your selected stall space. NO other dogs being housed in your stall need to be accounted for. Please be sure you communicate which stall space you have reserved to those who are sharing your stall.
    • Only those dogs not being housed in a stall will appear in the drop-down list for assigning to a crating space. Dogs may only be housed either in a stall or a crating space; not both.
  • January 27, 2017
    • 35 additional stall have become available, so we are re-opening stall rental contracts. First received on stall space availability. 
    • Crating and Stall maps have been posted.
    • Crating-Stall Online Space Reservations Instructions have been posted.
  • January 24, 2017
    • Ring Schedules have been posted. Please Note that run order #s will not be sent out to exhibitors until after February 8th. 
    • Friday morning Warm-Up Standard runs will not appear on exhibitors confirmations until after February 8th.
    • Volunteer Sign-Ups are now open; positions may be selected online.
    • Stall and Crating maps are being created this week. Maps and further directions for using the online space reservation system will be posted when finalized; prior to Feb 1st when reservations open.
  • January 16, 2017
    • The online store for souvenirs, exhibitor catalogs, and Friday Morning Warm-Up Standard runs has opened. The deadline for all purchases is Wednesday, February 8th. 
  • January 5, 2017
    • The Stall Rental Contract has been posted here. The deadline for submitting a contract is Monday, January 23rd.
    • Judging for ALL jump heights will start on Friday, March 24th.  An additional Friday morning Warm-Up Standard run WILL be offered for purchase in the Online Store! More details will be sent to all exhibitors when the Souvenirs online store is ready to open for business.
  • December 30, 2016
    • The Stall Rental Contract will be posted on AKC's Nationals web page at 8am Pacific on Thursday, January 5th, following the close of entries on January 4th.  All stall rental requests must be received no later than Monday, January 23, 2017. First come, first served on stall space availability.  
    • The contract will be posted to the web site on-time. IF you do not see it posted, refresh your browser (Ctrl F5 on Windows - Cmd R on Apple PCs)
  • December 22, 2016
    • ISC jumph heights clarified: If you are entering ISC for the purpose of vying for either the World Team Tryouts and/or European Open win-on spot, please take notice of the following chart to determine if your dog is entered in the proper ISC jump height. If not, please contact Steve Herwig at smh@akc.org by the January 4,2017 closing date for entries.
      • Small - 12 inches - for dogs 13-3/4” and under at the shoulder
        Medium - 16 inches - for dogs 16-7/8” and under at the shoulder
        Large - 24 inches - for dogs over 16-7/8” at the shoulder
  • December 21, 2016
    • The final list of dogs eligible to enter AKC's 2017 National Agility Championship has been posted online. 
    • NOTE: We Do Not email eligible dog notices; exhibitors may check this posted list or purchase the NAC Eligibility report from the Online Store.
  • December 8, 2016
    • Golf Cart Rentals - Southern Equipment Company
      Call for Reservations: 478-472-8565
      Standard Golf Cart - $45 per day + tax
      4 Passenger/Utility Golf Cart - $65 per day + tax
      Accepts Visa/MC/AMEX/Discover
  • December 7, 2016
    • The jump heights for ISC have been changed to 12, 16, and 24 inches.
  • December 5, 2016
    • Entries have opened for AKC's 2017 National Agility Championship. If you wish to enter online, there are some instructions posted here which may help in locating the event within AKC's Online Entry system.
  • November 30, 2016
    • All available vendor spaces have been filled.
  • November 27, 2016
    • We were unable to set up any special event room blocks in Perry, GA area.  The hotels in the area typically fill for all dog shows held at the GNAC during the year.  Due to this the hotels do not put aside room blocks or offer special event pricing.
  • November 23, 2016
    • The premium list has been posted, along with a show site map.
    • Entries OPEN on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific. 
    • Stall Rental Agreements OPEN on Thursday, January 5, 2017 (after entries close)
  • November 21, 2016
    • An initial list of dogs eligible to enter AKC's 2017 National Agility Championship has been posted online. This list will be updated around December 20th when all qualifying results from November, 2016 have been recorded.
    • NOTE: We Do Not email eligible dog notices; exhibitors may check this posted list or purchase the NAC Eligibility report from the Online Store.
  • November 6, 2016
  • March 8, 2016
    • 2017 Companion Events National Championships Announced

      The AKC Companion Events Department is excited to announce that the Georgia National Fairgrounds located in Perry, Georgia will be the location of the 2017 AKC Companion Events National Championships. Come join us March 24-26, 2017 for the National Agility Championship, National Obedience Championship and Rally National Championship.

      National Agility Championship – March 24-26

      Rally National Championship – March 24

      National Obedience Championship – March 25-26

  • December 2, 2015

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