2019 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin
Orange County Convention Center
December 14 & 15, 2019
The 2019 event will showcase the top national and international 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, AKC Meet the Breeds® and the NADD/AKC Dock Diving National Championship. Award ceremonies include the 2019 Breeder of the Year to honor exemplary breeders and the 20th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) to celebrate five hard-working canines who have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities. The show will once again take place alongside the AKC Agility Invitational and AKC Obedience Classic, with junior events in each sport.
October 17, 2019:
Tickets are NOW on Sale For all Events on Saturday December 14 & Sunday December 15
October 8, 2019:
2019 Clubs and Exhibitors ad form for the AKC National Championship Catalog.
August 29 2019 Update:
The official AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin Premium List is now online
July 30, 2019 Update:
Hotel Room Blocks Open on Tuesday July 30th at 1pm Eastern Time
July 29, 2019 Update:
RV parking information is now available. This is for on-site overnight RV parking. Space is limited.
January 22, 2019 Update:
2019 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin judging panel released. All Sporting, Hound, Toy, and Non-Sporting breeds and the Junior Showmanship competition will be judged on Saturday, Dec. 14. All Working, Terrier, and Herding breeds, the Miscellaneous class, and Best in Show will be judged on Sunday, Dec. 15.
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.
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.