AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin
Orange County Convention Center
December 17 & 18, 2021
The AKC National Owner-Handled Series recognizes and showcases the quality dogs being exhibited by owner/handlers and provides a venue for the owner/handlers to compete against their peers. The determination of the awards in the AKC National Owner-Handled Series is based solely on the quality of the entry. The owner/handler’s handling ability is not of consideration.
The end of year competition for the AKC National Owner-Handled Series will be held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship. Dogs that finished ranked in the top ten (plus ties) for their breed for the current qualifying period will be allowed to compete in the competition.
For more information about the National Owner-Handled Series, check out the FAQs.
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.
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.
May 19, 2021
2021 AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judging Panel Released