Tickets On Sale For AKC National Championship Presented By Royal Canin


  • October 10, 2018
  • Press Release - The American Kennel Club

New York, NY (October 10, 2018) –  Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to the Orlando Orange County Convention Center’s North/South Building this December 15th and 16th.  Each daily event pass includes daytime events, evening group finals and Best in Show (on Sunday).  Daytime hours are 8am – 5pm, and doors open to the arena at 4:30pm for the evening group judging.  Included in the all-day ticket is general seating for the evening competition which will be on a “first come, first served” basis.  Visit www.akc.org to purchase tickets.

The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin is considered one of the world’s premiere dog events, which showcases more than 5,000 of the top national and international canine athletes.  It is the largest dog show in the United States and the only show hosted by the American Kennel Club. The National Championship is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the National Owner-Handled Series finals, AKC Meet the Breeds® and Juniors competition in Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally®. In addition to these competitions, there are plenty of fun events going on throughout the day for everyone to enjoy:

 

  • Meet and play with hundreds of dog breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds®. This interactive, educational showcase helps individuals learn which breeds are best for their lifestyle, straight from the experts themselves.
  • Returning this year is the highly popular North American Diving Dogs (NADD) competition, where canine athletes will show off their extreme water diving skills.
  • See exciting demonstrations throughout the day such as AKC Trick Dog and more!
  • Shop one of the largest collections of specialized vendors at the Doggie Boutique mall and pick up unique gifts for your favorite dog lover or pet just in time for the holidays.
  • Kids can participate in the AKC Patch program where they will have tons of fun and learn about dog shows.
  • Take the family to the Fun Zone presented by pet insurance provider PetPartners, Inc. where kids can take part in all sorts of fun activities.
  • K-12 students in Orange County, Florida can take part in an art contest leading up to the event for a chance to win prizes and have their artwork on display at the AKC National Championship. 

 

For those who can’t be in Orlando in person, extensive daytime and evening event coverage will be offered on AKC.TV. AKC.TV is accessible via the website, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

 

Enhanced Schedule of Events

Tuesday - December 11         

Space Coast KC of Palm Bay Dog Show

FSS / Miscellaneous Breeds Open Show
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Hound and Toy Groups

 

 

 

 

Wednesday - December 12         

Brevard Kennel Club Dog Show

FSS / Miscellaneous Breeds Open Show
Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Hound and Toy Groups

AKC Institute for Aspiring and Newly Approved Judges

                          

Thursday - December 13   

Central Florida Kennel Club Dog Show

Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Hound and Toy Groups

Judging Junior Showmanship Seminar
AKC Canine Health Foundation Canines & Cocktails Reception

                 

Friday - December 14    

Specialty Shows/Group Shows

Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial
AKC Juniors Agility Competition
AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals – Breeds & Groups

AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes

NADD/AKC Diving Dogs
AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Hound and Toy Groups

Judges Education Coordinator Symposium

                       

Saturday - December 15    

                                    AKC National Championship Dog Show presented by Royal Canin (Daytime and Evening events)

AKC Agility Invitational

AKC Obedience Classic

AKC Junior Classic – Obedience and Rally

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals – Best NOHS in Show (Evening event)           

NADD/AKC Diving Dogs

AKC Elite Performer Trick Dog Testing (for entered dogs only)

                                   AKC Meet the Breeds®

                        “REGALIA” – A Royal Celebration for Those who Champion Purebred Dogs, hosted by Royal Canin

                      

Sunday - December 16   

                                      AKC National Championship Dog Show presented by Royal Canin (Daytime and Evening events)

                                   AKC Agility Invitational

                                   AKC Obedience Classic

                       AKC Junior Classic –Obedience and Rally

                       NADD/AKC Diving Dogs

AKC Elite Performer Trick Dog Testing (for entered dogs only)

                                   AKC Meet the Breeds®

 

 

 

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.  For more information, visit www.akc.org.
 

AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.


Become a fan of the American Kennel Club on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @AKCDogLovers.

 

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 50 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. To learn more about Royal Canin, visit www.royalcanin.com and “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/royalcanin.us.

 

###

 

Contact:
Brandi Hunter, American Kennel Club- bth@akc.org , 212.696.8220

Courtney Suthoff, Royal Canin- Courtney.suthoff@royalcanin.com , 636.448.6137

 

COMMENTS

SHOW MAP HIDE MAP

ARAMEDIA GROUP

ShowSight Magazine
The Aramedia Group
PO BOX 18567
Tampa, FL 33679

(512) 686 3466