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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 the AKC National Agility Championship presented by YuMOVE will air on ESPN2. The competition will premiere on Monday, May 8th at 8pm ET. The National Agility Championship brings the top Agility athletes in the nation together for an exciting competition that is sure to thrill spectators.

This year’s AKC National Agility Championship was held March 16-19 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, OK. Nearly 1,300 dogs and their handlers competed to become the National Champion in their respective jump height. Dogs entered competed in 8”, 12”, 16”, 20”, 24”, or 24C” jump heights.

“Agility is a high-energy competition, and we can’t wait for ESPN viewers to get a front row seat to the action,” said Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility. “The best of the best competed, so it will be thrilling to watch.”

The broadcast will be hosted by ESPN’s Phil Murphy, including play-by-play by sportscaster Carolyn Manno and analysis by Terry Simons.