Only Dog Breed National Championship to Crown Winner

Posted: December 28, 2023 | Word Count: 213

If you’re a dog lover, you won’t want to miss the paw-formance of the year, the 2023 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin broadcast. The event took place December 16-17 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center and will be broadcast on December 31 at 2 pm ET. Extensive live coverage on will be available with the first of three All-Breed dog shows.

The National Championship is the only all-breed dog show organized and presented directly by the AKC, the nation’s oldest and only not-for-profit purebred dog registry. This year, a record 5,762 dogs from 50 states and Washington, D.C. will compete to be crowned America’s National Champion. In addition to the $50,000 Best in Show prize, $100,000 will be awarded.

AKC National Championship runs multiple national events under the same roof. In conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, the AKC Agility Invitational presented by YuMOVE, AKC Obedience Classic, AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals, AKC Fast CAT Invitational and the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes were also held. Junior handler competitions included the Junior Showmanship Finals, the AKC Obedience and Rally Junior Showcase and AKC Junior Agility Competition.

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