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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is excited to announce that AKC Fastest Dogs USA presented by The Farmer’s Dog, is set to premiere on ESPN on July 29th at 3pm ET.

This invitational event was held on May 19, 2023 at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, SC. Top dogs in the fastest breeds were invited to race head-to-head to see which will be crowned the Fastest Dog.

The event will also showcase a variety of America’s favorite breeds racing against each other to see who is the fastest in each breed, including Bulldogs, Great Danes, and Miniature Schnauzers.

“ESPN viewers are in for an exciting competition,” said AKC Executive Secretary, Gina DiNardo. “These are some of the speediest dogs in the country, and those watching at home will be on the edge of their seats!”

The broadcast will be hosted by noted sportscaster Carolyn Manno and AKC’s Director of Broadcasting Bill Ellis.