In light of the necessary changes to our event due to the pandemic, we were pleased to offer a viewing solution to enhance your experience of the 20th Anniversary AKC National Championship: daytime conformation breed judging in all rings was live streamed all day on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13, 2020. Our participants and dog show enthusiasts around the world who are unable to travel could view the entire competition while away from the rings.
Breed judging live streams were available at www.AKCChampionshipLive.com. This marked the first time that the judging of every single breed was viewable online, in real time. In order to provide this level of coverage, there was a one-time streaming fee of $3 for one day of all-breed judging or $5 for both days.
Fees to watch the breed live streams are purely at cost. One-hundred percent of any net proceeds were donated equally to the following dog-related charities; Take the Lead to further the care of fellow exhibitors; AKC Humane Fund to support Parent Club breed rescue and domestic violence shelters that permit pets; the AKC Canine Health Foundation to support Parent Club research grants; AKC Reunite to help support AKC Pet Disaster Relief, and the AKC Museum of the Dog.
As always, the AKC National Championship Groups and Best in Show, Best Bred-by Exhibitor and BBE Groups, NOHS Groups and Finals, Puppy & Junior Stakes Groups and Best in Stakes, Junior Showmanship Finals, Agility, Obedience, and Rally will continue to be live streamed for free on AKC.tv and will remain available on demand. Download the AKC.tv mobile app to watch on your phone, stream AKC.tv on your favorite OTT device, or watch on the http://www.AKC.tv website. Find all the available platforms and links to download here.
The national television broadcast premiere of the AKC National Championship was on January 17, 2021 on ABC!