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Entries are now open for the 2022 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North/South Concourse this December 17th and 18th. Entries are also open for the AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, taking place on Friday, December 16th at the OCCC, and the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals, which will take place on December 16th and 17th also at the OCCC. The three premium lists and all event updates can be found by visiting the AKC National Championship event page or clicking HERE.

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 conformation dog show hosted by the American Kennel Club. It crowns America’s National Champion.

Eight other spectacular events featuring AKC sports are held in conjunction with the National Championship; The AKC Agility Invitational presented by YuMOVE, the AKC Obedience Classic, the AKC Fast CAT Invitational, North America Diving Dogs’ (NADD) AKC Santa Splash, and Junior competitions in Conformation, Agility, Obedience, and Rally. Earlier in the week at the OCCC, spectators can see top dogs compete at the Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, Brevard Kennel Club, and Central Florida Kennel Club dog shows.

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

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