Thursday, December 13, 2012

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship: One Huge Dog Celebration! #celebratedogs

Whether you're in Orlando area this weekend or anywhere else for that matter, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center.

With over 15,500 combined entries, there will be tons to see in a variety of world-class dog sporting events.  The action's already started and continues through Sunday, December 16. 

Dogs will compete under one roof in the AKC/EukanubaNational Championship, Eukanuba World Challenge, the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC NationalJuniors Agility Competition, the AKC NationalObedience Invitational, the AKC National Juniors Obedience Competition, the AKC Junior Showmanship Finals, and the Orlando Cluster of the Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, the Brevard Kennel Club and the Central Florida Kennel Club dog shows. 

We love Yakult!
But that's not all! New this year is the nation's largest canine celebration, Celebrate Dogs! In addition to the competitions taking place over the weekend, AKC and Eukanuba are inviting the dog-loving public to Celebrate Dogs! Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Celebrate Dogs! will feature dozens of dog-centric activities like the Eukanuba SuperDogs, AKC Meet the Breeds booths, DockDogs, Eukanuba Extreme Soccer Dogs, appearances by celebrity dogs and a canine shopping mall with holiday gifts for dog lovers! Learn more here. 

Olate Dogs rocked America's Got Talent!
Some of the celebs you might meet at Celebrate Dogs! include Yakult, the adorable poodle/chihuahua mix from Suburgatory, and Olate Dogs, the winners of 2012 America's Got Talent!


And, if you're not lucky enough to be at the event in person, highlights from the daytime Best of Breed judging and the Bred-By-Exhibitor groups will be video streamed by Bowtie, Inc. at www.dogchannel.com. The evening events will be live streamed on Ustream. A link to both streams will be available on akc.org.

You can also follow all the fun and photos on Twitter by searching for hashtag #CelebrateDogs.

Good luck to all the competitors!


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