Registrations are now open for the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin


NEW YORK, October 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Registration Now Open for 2021 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which amounts to that of Orlando Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North / South Concourse Ce December 18e and 19e. Registrations are also open for AKC / Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior issues, taking place on Friday 17th Decembere at the OCCC, as well as the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals, which will take place on December 17e and 18e also at the OCCC. All three premium listings and all event updates can be found by visiting the AKC National Championship event page.

AKC National Championship is one of the most important dog events in the world. It is the largest dog show in United States and the only show hosted by the American Kennel Club. The US National Champion’s Coronation is co-hosted with the AKC Agility Invitational, AKC Obedience Classic, AKC Fast CAT Invitational and Junior Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally competitions, and features some of the best dog athletes.

As a precaution due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, many safety requirements will be in place, including the wearing of face masks regardless of the vaccination status and disinfection stations. Exhibitors will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver upon entering the OCCC. Spectators will be allowed at the events.

Hotel room blocks are open for those traveling to the event to participate. Visit the AKC National Championship Hotel and Travel page for more information.

Coverage of the event will be featured on is available 24/7 on the web and on the application. Download the app today! It is also available on most streaming platforms.

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a non-profit organization that maintains the world’s largest purebred dog registry and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in United States. The AKC is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs, and breeding for type and function. With over 5,000 licensed clubs and members and affiliated organizations, the AKC champions the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and welfare, strives to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. Over 22,000 AKC registered purebred and mixed breed competitions are held annually under AKC rules and regulations, including conformation, agility, obedience, rallying, tracking , breeding, lure racing, coonhound tests, hunting tests, field and burrow tests.

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