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Entries are now open for the 2019 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North/South Concourse this December 14th and 15th. Entries are also open for the 3rd annual AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, which will take place on Friday, December 13th at the OCCC. Both premium lists and all event updates can be found by visiting the AKC National Championship event page.

The AKC National Championship is one of the world’s premiere dog events. It is the largest dog show in the United States and the only show hosted by the American Kennel Club. The National Championship is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the National Owner-Handled Series Finals, AKC Meet the Breeds® and Junior competitions in Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally®, and showcases more than 5,000 of the top national and international canine athletes in the world.

Hotel room blocks are open for those traveling to the event. Visit the AKC National Championship Hotel and Travel page for more information.

For those who can’t be in Orlando in person, event coverage will be highlighted on AKC.tv. AKC.tv is available online, on the AKC.tv app and Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Altice.

Schedule of Events: December 10th – 15th

Tuesday December 10
Space Coast KC of Palm Bay Dog Show
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Sporting and Non-Sporting Groups

Wednesday December 11
Brevard Kennel Club Dog Show
FSS / Miscellaneous Breeds Open Show
Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Sporting and Non-Sporting Groups

Thursday December 12
Central Florida Kennel Club Dog Show
Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Sporting and Non-Sporting Groups
AKC Canine Health Foundation Canines & Cocktails Reception

Friday December 13
Specialty Shows/Group Shows
FSS/Miscellaneous Breeds Open Show
Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
AKC Juniors Agility Competition
AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals – Breeds & Groups
AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Sporting and Non-Sporting Groups
Judging Junior Showmanship Seminar

Saturday December 14
AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin (Daytime and Evening events)
AKC Agility Invitational
AKC Obedience Classic
AKC Juniors Classic – Obedience & Rally
AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals – Best NOHS in Show (Evening event)
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC Meet The Breeds®

Sunday December 15
AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin (Daytime and Evening events)
AKC Agility Invitational
AKC Obedience Classic
AKC Juniors Classic – Obedience & Rally
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC Meet The Breeds®

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