The AKC has been sending out press releases right and left, so I have a few pieces of news from them to share with you. This will be a long post, so I want to shout out the highlights right here at the top:
1. Responsible Dog Ownership Days return for the 19th year. Kits are available to help you get started hosting an event.
2. Down and Back podcast, season 2, an historical look at dogs and dog shows, is now available.
3. New, additional dates announced for Meet the Breeds. Continue reading AKC News Roundup→
The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 640 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally® National Championship. Competitions were held July 9th-11th, 2021 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH.
“It was absolutely incredible to watch these outstanding performances as the new National Champions were crowned in Obedience and Rally,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events. “These dogs exemplify the very finest in their sports from across the country. We’re thrilled to celebrate the dedication and many talents of these dog and handler teams.”
“We are also grateful to our exhibitors, volunteers, clubs and judges for their support of local events over the past year in exceptionally challenging times,” said Pamela Manaton, AKC Director of Obedience, Rally and Tracking.
The 2021 Winners:
WHAT: Watch the top dogs in the nation compete at the AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally® National Championship live on AKC.tv. More than 640 total dogs will vie for the Champion title in their respective sport during this action-packed weekend.
WHEN: Friday, July 9th-Sunday, July 11th. Live streaming of the event will begin at 8:00am ET each day
WHERE: Competitions will be held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. Tune in to watch the live coverage of this event on AKC.tv through your browser or the app.
Copper’s (Res-CU TKE) submission for the 2020 AKC National Trick Dog Virtual Competition. Copper is a 4 year old PRT found as a filthy and emaciated 8 month old stray in Appalachia. She now performs at local libraries and youth centers and has also performed at the AKC National Championship and the Eukanuba Performance Games.
Can your dog do tricks? If so, keep reading for information on how to enter the 2021 AKC Nationals!
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the 2021 AKC Trick Dog National Competition. The event will once again be virtual allowing trick dogs everywhere to enter. New to this years’ competition is a juniors division! Continue reading Calling All Trick Dog Competitors!→
If you missed last night’s ESPN broadcast, the AKC is announcing the following winners from their Agility Premier Cup. The competition was held at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida on May 15.
“It was a thrill to see the Agility Premier Cup return this year and to see so many talented dogs compete,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events. “These canines are some of the best athletes in the sport and they put on the performances to prove it.”
Over 90 dogs and their handlers participated in this year’s championship. Dogs entered competed in 8”, 12”, 16”, 20”, or 24” jump heights. In line with COVID-19 safety precautions, the event was closed to the public and entry was limited to exhibitors, judges, production crew, and event staff. Other safety requirements included social distancing, temperature checks, wearing face coverings, and sanitizing stations. Continue reading AKC Agility Premier Cup Winners Announced→
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC) is excited to announce that the AKC Agility Premier Cup will air on ESPN. The two-hour competition will be televised on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. The Agility Premier Cup highlights the top AKC agility competitors and consists of three rounds of competition. This broadcast is one of many that will give viewers an inside look at the competitive world of dog sports, after the network signed a three-year agreement with the AKC this past year. Continue reading AKC Agility Premier Cup to Air on ESPN on May 25th→
Announcing the Top Dogs Virtual Tour! Join us for a FREE virtual tour of this exhibition! Just reserve a free “ticket” and you will be emailed a link to the tour. No donation is required, but always appreciated.
This exhibition takes a closer look at the top ten breeds, examines their histories, and speculates what exactly about them captures the hearts and minds of so many Americans.
The in-person exhibit at the AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC runs from May 6th to August 31st; I’m assuming the virtual tour is the same.
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®) Education Department is proud to introduce The Canine Corner, a free online newsletter packed with content and resources for teachers in grades K-12.
“We are excited to offer even more resources to help teachers engage students in and out of the classroom,” said Ashley Jacot, Director of Education. “We are committed to helping educators teach responsible dog ownership and the importance of the human-canine bond.”
The Canine Corner is a free subscription service that is delivered monthly. Each online newsletter contains lesson plans, read alouds, and many more activities for teachers, such as a science lesson teaching about force and change in mass using AKC Agility, reading comprehension task cards, and creating line graphs using puppy growth data, among others.
If you missed the big show last night, the AKC has issued a press release publishing the results:
The top Agility dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 1,100 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Agility Championship. Competitions were held March 26-28, 2021 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex and Central Park Hall at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “After the cancellation of last year’s championship, it was even more exciting to see all the competitors come out this year and show off their honed skills,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events. Continue reading 2021 AKC National Agility Champions→
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC) is excited to announce that the AKC National Agility Championship will air on ESPN2. The two-hour competition will be televised on Wednesday, March 31,2021 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. This broadcast comes on the heels of the three-year agreement the AKC and ESPN signed at the top of the year to give viewers a taste of the competitive world of dog sports.
This year’s AKC National Agility Championship will take place on March 26-March 28, 2021 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The expo is an indoor, climate-controlled horse arena on dirt and has multiple rings set up for competition. After the pandemic canceled last year’s event, top agility canine athletes are eager to participate in this year’s event. Continue reading National Agility Championship is Coming Up!→
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