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Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin will not have spectators at any of the AKC events held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Attendance will be limited to exhibitors (handlers, handler assistants, and owners), judges, production crew, and event staff.

AKC National Championship 20th Anniversary
AKC National Championship 20th Anniversary

AKC National Championship

December 12-13, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I attend the event in person? +

    Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin will not have spectators at any of the AKC events held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Attendance will be limited to exhibitors (handlers, handler assistants, and owners), judges, production crew, and event staff.

  • What safety precautions are being taken at the events? +

    At the events being held at the Orange County Convention center during AKC National Championship Week, the following safety precautions will be in place:

    • AKC will require face coverings at the venue of all persons onsite
    • Daily temperature checks for all persons on site are required
    • Social distancing will be required and enforced
    • Hand-washing and sanitizing stations and signage reminders will be placed at multiple locations throughout the venue
    • Event will be closed to the public to allow for proper social distancing
    • There will be no seating in the arena; ring side seating will be set up to enforce social distancing
    • AKC will extend judging hours to minimize the number of participants onsite
    • AKC exhibitors will be encouraged to work from their RV’s and vehicles to minimize the number of people in the grooming area
    • AKC will have a “show and go” policy to reduce the number of people in the venue
    • Frequent cleaning will be conducted at all high touch point areas

  • If I can’t attend, how can I watch the event? +

    The 20th Anniversary AKC National Championship will stream live on AKC.tv on December 12 and 13. 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.

    Stay tuned for the national television broadcast premiere of the AKC National Championship in January!

  • Where can I find the premium list for the event? +

    The premium list and other information specifically for exhibitors will be available here.

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