NEW YORK and ST. CHARLES, Mon., Dec 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / –The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin® airs on ABC as a three-hour special Sunday January 2, 2022 at the 2 p.m. ET. The show features thousands of dogs from across the country and around the world competing for the coveted title of National Champion of the United States.

The broadcast is hosted by the AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo and well-known sports presenter Carolyn Manno. This year’s AKC National Championship is the largest dog show in North America with 5,051 registered dogs from 50 states and Washington, DC and 13 countries. This in combination with competitions in agility, obedience, the National Owner-Handled Series Finals, diving dogs, junior competitions and AKC Fast CAT brings the total number of registrations to over 8,500. Dogs compete for multiple titles at different events and more than $ 150,000 The world’s largest dog show in terms of prize money.

“We are honored to continue the tradition of this great show and host top performers from around the world,” said Dennis jump, Show Chairman and President and CEO of the AKC. “The athleticism these well-behaved dogs display in our sports is truly a sight and we are delighted to be returning to ABC to televise our signature event, The Coronation of the American Champion, for dog lovers.”

Jason Taylor, Assistant Show Chairman and Royal Canin Vice President of Marketing, added, “At Royal Canin we have a passion for breeds and their uniqueness. Championship presented by Royal Canin on ABC. Viewers can look forward to an action-packed show that highlights all the uniqueness of dogs and learns more about dog sports and responsible breeders. “

The award-winning company B Live Productions is again producing the TV broadcast and the live stream.

In addition, the path to becoming a champion begins – in the ring or in our hearts – when we are puppies. Ahead of the televised broadcast of the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Royal Canin is celebrating the splendor of puppy age and the dogs bred as part of #RoyalCaninPuppy with the third annual Royal Canin Puppy Pre-Show.

Organized by Carolyn Manno and Mike Janella, The Royal Canin Puppy Pre-Show takes viewers through a series of fun and whimsical events that will test any dog’s puppy behavior! Entrants will be judged on multiple categories including puppy play time, agility, and the great miles-ish. In addition to being entertaining to watch, these tests are educational for the home viewer who wants to learn more about the entire AKC National Championship.

Spectators can see the Royal Canin Puppy pre-show on January 2nd at the 12 p.m. ET @RoyalCaninUS on Facebook or Instagram and cheer for the Royal Canin Puppies as they compete for the Best in Show Puppy.

For more information, please visit www.akc.org/nationalchampionship

About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a non-profit that maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and promotes the sport of purebred dogs in. supervised The United States. The AKC is committed to maintaining the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs, and breeding by type and function. Together with its more than 5,000 licensed and member associations and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates the purebred dog as a family companion, promotes the health and well-being of dogs, advocates the protection of the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC registered purebred and mixed breeds are held each year under AKC rules and regulations, including exterior, agility, obedience, rally, track following, herding, bait coursing, coonhound events, hunting tests, field and earth dog tests. AKC partner organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, the 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 related marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks, and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

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ABOUT ROYAL CANIN United States of America

Royal dog United States of America is a leader in science-based health nutrition for cats and dogs. Royal Canin was founded in 1968 by a veterinarian and has over 40 years of experience providing customized nutritional solutions. In collaboration with a team of experts made up of nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world, Royal Canin puts cats and dogs at the center of the innovation process. Royal Canin’s line of products offers a range of diets based on size, age, race, lifestyle and therapeutic needs. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary clinics and pet 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 below www.facebook.com/royalcanin.us.

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