The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is excited to announce that the AKC Diving Dogs Premier Cup Presented by The Farmer’s Dog will air on ESPN2. The competition will be televised on Monday, May 16th at 7pm ET.
This year’s AKC Diving Dogs Premier Cup, held in collaboration with North American Diving Dogs, took place on April 2, 2022, at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL. Dogs from across the country competed in Distance and Air Retrieve, with the top three in each receiving prize money.
“Diving Dogs is a fun, action-packed competition, and we’re thrilled to bring it to ESPN viewers,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC Executive Secretary. “The excitement in the air was palpable, and we’re sure that viewers at home will feel it, too.”
The broadcast will be hosted by ESPN’s Phil Murphy, including play-by-play by sportscaster Carolyn Manno and analysis by Bill Ellis.