AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to the Orlando Orange County Convention Center’s North/South Building this December 16th and 17th. The all-day event pass includes daytime events, evening group finals and Best in Show (on Sunday). Daytime hours are 8am – 5pm, and doors open at 4:30pm for the evening judging. 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.CanineExtravaganza.com to purchase tickets.


The largest dog show in the United States and the only show hosted by the American Kennel Club, the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin is considered one of the world’s premiere dog events. The National Championship is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the National Owner- Handled Series finals, AKC Meet the Breeds® and Juniors competition in Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally®, and showcases more than 5,000 of the top national and international canine athletes. In addition to these competitions, there are plenty of fun events going on throughout the day for everyone to enjoy:

 

  • Returning this year is the extremely popular North American Diving Dogs competition, where canine athletes will show off their extreme water diving skills.
  • 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.
  • Take the family to the Fun Zone presented by pet insurance provider PetPartners, Inc. where kids can take part in all sorts of fun activities.
  • See exciting demonstrations throughout the day at the Eukanuba Demonstration Ring, such as AKC Trick Dogs, AKC Scent Work, nutritional talks, and much 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 shows.
  • 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. Click HERE for more information.


For those who can’t be in Orlando in person, extensive evening event coverage will be offered free of charge via streaming video at www.akc.org and live.royalcanin.com.

 

Enhanced Schedule of Events


Tuesday - December 12
Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay Dog Show
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Working and Herding Groups

 


Wednesday - December 13
Brevard Kennel Club Dog Show
Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Working and Herding Groups


Thursday - December 14
Central Florida Kennel Club Dog Show
Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Working and Herding Groups
AKC Canine Health Foundation Canines & Cocktails Reception


Friday - December 15
AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes
Specialty Shows / Group Shows
FSS / Miscellaneous Breeds Open Show
Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
AKC Junior Agility Competition
AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals – Breeds & Groups
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Working and Herding Groups
Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar powered by AKC, Royal Canin & Theriogenology Foundation


Saturday - December 16
AKC National Championship Dog Show Presented by Royal Canin (Daytime and Evening events)
AKC Agility Invitational
AKC Obedience Classic
AKC Junior Classic – Obedience
AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals – Best NOHS in Show (Evening event)
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC Meet the Breeds®


Sunday - December 17
AKC National Championship Dog Show Presented by Royal Canin (Daytime and Evening events)
AKC Agility Invitational
AKC Obedience Classic
AKC Junior Classic – Rally
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC Meet the Breeds®