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AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin

AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin

Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Bourbon), Whippet, handled by Cheslie Pickett Smithey; 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Bourbon), Whippet, handled by Cheslie Pickett Smithey; 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
The Best in Show cup and plaque at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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The Best in Show cup and plaque at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
The show ring at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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The show ring at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Best of Breed, Hound Group First, and Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Bourbon), Whippet, handled by Cheslie Pickett Smithey; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Best of Breed, Hound Group First, and Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Bourbon), Whippet, handled by Cheslie Pickett Smithey; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Best of Breed, Hound Group First, and Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Bourbon), Whippet, handled by Cheslie Pickett Smithey; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Best of Breed, Hound Group First, and Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Bourbon), Whippet, handled by Cheslie Pickett Smithey; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Reserve Best in Show, Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show, Toy Group First, BBE Toy Group First, Best of Breed, and Best Bred By in Breed/Variety: GCHS CH Pequest Wasabi, Pekingese, handled by David Fitzpatrick; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Reserve Best in Show, Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show, Toy Group First, BBE Toy Group First, Best of Breed, and Best Bred By in Breed/Variety: GCHS CH Pequest Wasabi, Pekingese, handled by David Fitzpatrick; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Sporting Group First and Best of Breed: CH Kan Trace Very Cheeky Chic, Lagotto Romagnolo; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Sporting Group First and Best of Breed: CH Kan Trace Very Cheeky Chic, Lagotto Romagnolo; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Best in Show judge James Moses; 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Best in Show judge James Moses; 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Working Group First and Best of Breed: GCHP2 CH Cinnibon's Bedrock Bombshell (Wilma), Boxer; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Working Group First and Best of Breed: GCHP2 CH Cinnibon's Bedrock Bombshell (Wilma), Boxer; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Non-Sporting Group First and Best of Breed: CHB CH Hightide Tarquin Venus, Standard Poodle; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Non-Sporting Group First and Best of Breed: CHB CH Hightide Tarquin Venus, Standard Poodle; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Terrier Group First and Best of Breed: GCHG CH Brightluck Money Talks, Welsh Terrier; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Terrier Group First and Best of Breed: GCHG CH Brightluck Money Talks, Welsh Terrier; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Herding Group First and Best of Breed: GCHS CH Stonehaven Bayshore Secret Sauce, Australian Shepherd; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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Herding Group First and Best of Breed: GCHS CH Stonehaven Bayshore Secret Sauce, Australian Shepherd; Best in Show lineup at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Bourbon), Whippet, handled by Cheslie Pickett Smithey; 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
©Don Meyer Photo
Best in Show: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Bourbon), Whippet, handled by Cheslie Pickett Smithey; 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Trophy table at the 2020 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
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2021 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
December 18 & 19, 2021

All Sporting, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting Breeds and Junior Showmanship Competition  will be Judged on Saturday

All Working, Terrier, Herding Breeds, Miscellaneous and Best in Show will be Judged on Sunday

AKC National Championship

The 2021 event will showcase the top canine athletes and will also include popular attractions such as the Best Bred-by-Exhibitor competition, the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals, the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes and the NADD/AKC Dock Diving. The show will once again take place alongside the AKC Agility Invitational and AKC Obedience Classic, with junior events in each sport.

COVID-19 Protocol Update
AKC will require Face Masks covering your nose and mouth to be worn indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking. You must be stationary when eating or drinking.

If you will be at the Orange County Convention Center for any AKC Events or Activities during AKC’s Event Week, December 12 through 20, 2021, you agree to comply with all of AKC’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Waiver /self-health attestation will be required to be completed and turned in the first time you enter the facility.

AKC may require additional health safety protocols at the time of the Event Week. All information is subject to change at the discretion of the American Kennel Club.

AKC will follow the COVID-19 guidance of the CDC as well as local, state and federal requirements.

News & Updates

October 15, 2021
The official AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin Premium List is now online.

October 15, 2021
The official AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes Premium List is now online.

October 15, 2021
The official AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals Premium List is now online.

September 28, 2021
Hotel Room Blocks Open on Wednesday September 29th (Additional Hotel added 10-13-21)

September 7, 2021
RV parking information – This is for on-site overnight RV parking. Space is limited.

February 11, 2021
2021 AKC National Championship Judging Panel Released

ABOUT THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog.

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ABOUT ROYAL CANIN USA
Royal Canin USA is a leader in science-based cat and dog health nutrition. Founded by a veterinarian in 1968, Royal Canin has more than 40 years of experience in delivering individualized nutritional solutions. In collaboration with an expert team of nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world, Royal Canin places cats and dogs at the central point of the innovation process. The Royal Canin product line offers a range of diets based on size, age, breed, lifestyle and therapeutic requirements. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty stores nationwide. Royal Canin is a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated.