Tickets On Sale For The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Mark Your Territory for the Planet's Greatest Dog Show
New York, NY (October 3, 2008) — Mark your calendars and don't miss this year's AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, which will be held December 13-14, 2008 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Spectators will have the chance to see more than 2,000 dogs compete for a total of $225,000 in prize money and the prestigious Best-in-Show title of National Champion. National titles will also be awarded at the AKC National Agility Invitational and the AKC National Obedience Invitational, and spectators will enjoy events like AKC Meet the Breeds®, where breed experts and their dogs will be on hand to meet the public. This year, entrants from 52 countries around the globe will also compete in the second annual Eukanuba World Challenge. The only competition of its kind, the World Challenge will feature the international top dogs competing for $15,000 in prize money, with an additional $5,000 awarded to the winning country's national kennel club.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via fax or in person at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Box Office. For Group Sales or additional information, please call (562) 436-3661. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (213) 480-3232. General admission tickets will also be available for purchase during the event at the box office.
Day Ticket for Saturday or Sunday*
Senior (65+)/Military $15
Youth 13-18 yrs $15
Children 12 and under FREE
The purchase of a Day Ticket will allow all ticketholders access to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center from 8:00AM to 4:00PM on Saturday or Sunday. Daytime activities include breed judging, Bred-By-Exhibitor groups, the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC National Obedience Invitational, AKC Meet the Breeds and the AKC Demonstration Ring. The Toy, Hound, Non-Sporting and Sporting breeds will be judged on Saturday, while the Working, Terrier and Herding breeds will be judged on Sunday.
Evening Ticket for Saturday or Sunday
Senior (65+)/Military $12
Youth 3-18 yrs $12
Under 2 yrs. FREE
Evening tickets offer access to all scheduled evening events in the Arena, including group judging, the Junior Showmanship Finals, the presentation of the AKC ACE Awards, the Eukanuba World Challenge Finals, Breeder of the Year, Best Bred-By in Show and Best in Show. The Toy, Hound, Non-Sporting and Sporting groups will be judged on Saturday, while the Working, Terrier and Herding groups will be judged on Sunday.