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AKC National Agility Championship

AKC National Agility Championship

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RENO, NEVADA ~ March 23-25, 2018

Friday, March 23 –  7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, March 24 – 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 25 – 7:30 to 6:30 pm

Admittance & Parking are free
There will be lots of vendors so you can bring home a present or two for your favorite dog.
No unentered dogs allowed.

News and Updates

  • 01/5/18 – The online souvenir store has opened. Souvenirs may be purchased until the deadline of Monday, February 5, 2018.
  • 01/4/18 – We will NOT be starting early on Thursday. We WILL be adding a Friday morning Warm-Up run, sold in the Online Souvenir Store once that opens. Judging will commence on Friday with the added Warm-Up run, followed by the Premier Standard and ISC classes on Friday afternoon. All National rounds will commence on Saturday and Sunday.
  • 01/2/18 – Both the Stall Rental Contract and Premium Crating Contract have been posted to the web site. The deadline for submitting both contracts is Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 9am Pacific Time Zone. The draw will occur on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. All who submit a contract will be notified of the draw results by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  NOTE: If you submit a check with your contract, that check WILL BE deposited immediately. If your contract is not selected in the draw, then a refund check will be issued. Conversely, if you submit a credit card with your contract, your credit card WILL NOT be charged until after the draw, when it is determined that your contract has been selected. If at all possible, please use the credit card payment option when submitting your contract(s).
  • 01/02/18 – A facility map has been posted showing the location of Rings 1-2-3, Ring 4, the free crating, premium crating, and stall locations.
  • 12/22/17 – A FINAL List of Eligible Dogs has been posted. NO emails will be sent informing entrants of their eligibility status. Entries close Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • 11/30/17 – A revised premium list has been posted with the provision: “In order to accommodate an anticipated record number of entries for the 2018 National Agility Championship, this competition may need to begin judging on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The official competition dates will be confirmed by January 5, 2018.”
  • 11/30/17 – An updated hotel list of rooms available in Reno has been posted. As of Oct 17, 2017 the rates for dogs were accurate at these hotels.  The hotels did not give guaranteed rates, you will need to contact them directly for room rates. There is NO Host Hotel for Nationals.
  • 11/29/17 – The AKC 2018 National Agility Championship premium list has been posted. Entries open Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time. Entries close on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • 11/29/17 – An INITIAL List of Eligible Dogs has been posted. This list shows the 2600 currently eligible to enter 2018’s AKC Nationals. A FINAL list of elgible dogs will be posted around December 20th after all results have been processed through November 30th. NO EMAILS WILL BE SENT INFORMING ENTRANTS OF THEIR ELIGIBILITY! IF you wish to verify that dog is indeed eligible to enter Nationals, you may also purchase the NAC Eligibility Report from AKC’s Online Store. Go to, then click on AKC Professional, then Competitor Reports, then click on 3. NAC Eligibility Report.
  • 11/29/17 – RV overnight reservation information may be found in the posted Premium List. Reservations open on Friday, December 1, 2017. They have a limited number of full hook-ups including sewar and some additional electric-water only sites. First come, first serve.
  • 11/29/17 – Stall and Premium Crating contracts are not yet posted to this Nationals web page. An email blast will be sent out to all entrants and an Informational Text Message will be sent to all who have signed up to receive these messages when the contracts become available on the web page.
  • 11/22/17 – The AKC 2019 National Agility Championship Eligibility Requirements have been posted.
  • 11/06/17 – Vendors have filled for this event; no further vendor spaces shall be sold.
  • 9/19/2017 – RV overnight reservations at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center will open on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Cost and contact information will be posted in mid-November.
  • 9/12/2017 – AKC’s 2018 National Agility Championship will offer 24-Choice as a regular jump height division during the event. Dogs who measure into the 8-inch through 20-inch regular jump height divisions may optionally enter 24-Choice at their discretion.   Dogs who measure into the 24-inch regular jump height division are not eligible to compete in 24C.
  • 9/6/2017 – Vendor Interest Form has been posted.
  • 8/22/2017 – Hotel room block information has been posted. Volunteer Interest Form has been posted