The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has a new record-breaking entry.
5,385 dogs will compete for the title of America's National Champion on December 17 and 18, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Combined with the other weekend events, including the AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals, the AKC Fast CAT Invitational, the Junior events, and special attraction North America Diving Dogs' (NADD) Santa Splash, the overall show entry totals top a staggering 9,404 entries, remaining the largest dog show in North America.
Viewing Coverage: There will be extensive live coverage on AKC.tv throughout the Championship week starting on Tuesday, December 13th with the first of three All-Breed dog shows. Also streamed live on AKC.tv will be the AKC Obedience Classic, the AKC Agility Invitational presented by YuMOVE, the AKC National Owner-Handled Series finals, the AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, the Best Bred-by-Exhibitor groups, Best in Miscellaneous, Junior Showmanship, and the evening group competitions. AKC.tv is available online, on the AKC.tv app which is on the Apple Store and Google Play and Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.