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– Programming to Feature Agility, Diving Dogs, & Flyball –

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for all dogs, is proud to participate in ESPN Dog Day on August 24th – a programming event that celebrates International Dog Day (August 26th). The event will highlight select dog sports and kicks off on the ESPN app at 11:30 a.m. ET with the ESPN Dog Day Preshow hosted by Anita Marks featuring a mini AKC Meet The Breeds® with Gina DiNardo. At 12 p.m., AKC will turn ESPN’s campus into a dog sport arena for ESPN Dog Day Championship Pup featuring the sports of Dock Diving, Agility and Flyball airing on ESPN2.

“The AKC is thrilled to participate in ESPN Dog Day,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo.  “It’s a great opportunity to bring the exciting world of dog sports to a new audience and show off the skills of these canine athletes.”

The action-packed day will also include two shows produced by AKC Productions entitled Flyball: The Ultimate Dog Relay at 2:30 p.m. and the inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup presented by EEM at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. Check your cable provider for ESPN2 channel information. The entire programming schedule will be available on demand via the ESPN App as a collection following the initial TV airing.

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