NEW YORK, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is thrilled to announce that the AKC National Agility Championship will be broadcast on ESPN2. The competition will be televised on sunday april 17at 5 p.m. ET. The National Agility Championship brings together the country’s best agility athletes for an exciting competition that is sure to delight spectators.

This year’s National Agility Championship, presented by Presenting and Official Sponsors YuMOVE and The Farmer’s Dog, was held April 1 – 3, 2022, at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida. Over 1,300 dogs and their handlers competed to become the national champion in their respective jump height. Registered dogs competed in jump heights of 8″, 12″, 16″, 20″, 24″ or 24C”.

“Agility is an exciting competition, and we’re thrilled to bring it to ESPN viewers,” said Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility. “The best of the best competed, so it’s going to be an action-packed show.”

The show will be hosted by ESPN’s Phil Murphyincluding play-by-play by a sports facilitator caroline manno and analysis by Terry Simon.

About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a nonprofit organization that maintains the largest purebred dog registry in the world 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 its more than 5,000 chartered and member clubs 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. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held each year under AKC rules and regulations, including conformation, agility, obedience, rallying, tracking , herding, lure racing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and land dog tests. Organizations affiliated with the AKC include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite, and AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit

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