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Tenth AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to Premiere on ABC Network on January 23, 2011

(Wednesday, September 22, 2010)

-- Competition Moves from Cable
to Broadcast Network Television --

The American Kennel Club and Eukanuba announced today that the tenth annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be broadcast for the first time ever on network television. The show will premiere in an invigorated new format on the ABC Television Network on Sunday afternoon, January 23, 2011. Check your local listings to confirm air times.

"We are delighted to join ABC for the airing of the tenth edition of the prestigious AKC/Eukanuba National Championship," said Show Chairman Ron Menaker. "We know viewers around the country will not only learn about the exciting world of dog shows but also about the 167 different dog breeds and how to find the right one to fit a family’s lifestyle."

Thousands of top dogs from around the globe will compete on December 4th and 5th 2010 for $225,000 in prize money and the chance to be named National Champion, one of the biggest honors in the dog world. The event will once again be held in Long Beach, CA in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC National Obedience Invitational, showcasing a multitude of canine talents under one roof.

"ABC provides a terrific opportunity to showcase some of the world’s most extraordinary dogs," said Eukanuba’s Jason Taylor, Manager of External Relations. "Dog lovers and their furry friends won’t want to miss this year’s show. It will truly be special."

Visit our web sitehttp://www.akc.org/events/tvschedule.cfm for a complete list of air dates or www.akc.org/aenc for more information about the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.