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 entries have closed for the 2023 AKC Agility League National Championship. Thirty teams from around the country will descend on Purina Farms from Sept. 2-4 for the first-ever AKC Agility League National Championships.
“We are excited by the enthusiasm shown for the League and our first National Championship,” AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo said. “We can’t wait to see these canine athletes in action.”
This in-person championship is a celebration of the Agility League’s first year of competition. The top teams in each division will be crowned as champions of their divisions, and the top individual dogs will be awarded in each jump height class. There also will be fun team-related contests, including Best Team Shirt and Best Decorated Team Crating Area.
Participants represent many states, including: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and Utah.
All of the action will livestream on AKC.TV, with more than 540 runs over the weekend that feature competition for all levels, from Novice to International.
The AKC Agility League’s fifth season opens on Sept. 18 and enrollment is currently taking place. For more information about the AKC Agility League or the AKC Agility League National Championship, contact AgilityLeague@akc.org or go to https://www.akc.org/akc-agility-league/.