New York, NY (September 28, 2016) –  Daytime and evening tickets are on sale now for the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th.  Simultaneously, the premium list is also available today to competitors.  Both tickets and premium list can be found at www.akc.org.

The largest dog show in the United States and the only show hosted by the American Kennel Club, the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin is considered one of the world’s premiere dog events.  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®, and showcases more than 5,000 of the top national and international canine athletes.

For those who can’t be in Orlando in person, extensive evening event coverage will once again be offered free of charge via streaming video at www.akc.org and live on Fido TV.

 

Enhanced Schedule of Events

 

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Space Coast KC of Palm Bay Dog Show

NADD/AKC Diving Dogs

AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Terrier & Non-Sporting Groups

 

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Brevard Kennel Club Dog Show

Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial

NADD/AKC Diving Dogs

AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Terrier & Non-Sporting Groups

Michael J Sauve Memorial Benefit (Evening Event) peguy@bellsouth.net

 

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Central Florida Kennel Club Dog Show

Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial

NADD/AKC Diving Dogs

AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Terrier & Non-Sporting Groups

AKC Canine Health Foundation Canines & Cocktails Reception

 

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Specialty Shows / Group Shows

FSS / Miscellaneous Breeds Open Show

Special Best Puppy in Specialties Event

Orlando Dog Training Club Obedience & Rally Trial

AKC Juniors Agility Competition

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals – Breeds & Groups

NADD/AKC Diving Dogs

AKC Institute for Judging Junior Showmanship

AKC/DJAA Advanced Judges Institute for Terrier & Non-Sporting Groups

Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar powered by AKC, Royal Canin & Theriogenology Foundation

Regalia: A Celebration for Those Who Champion Purebred Dogs, including Breeder of the Year and the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)

 

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

AKC National Championship Dog Show (Daytime and Evening events)

AKC Agility Invitational

AKC Obedience Classic

AKC Juniors Classic – Obedience

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

NADD/AKC Diving Dogs

AKC Meet The Breeds

AKC Breeder of the Year presentation

 

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

AKC National Championship Dog Show (Daytime and Evening events)

AKC Agility Invitational

AKC Obedience Classic

AKC Juniors Classic – Rally

NADD/AKC Diving Dogs

AKC Meet The Breeds