NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canine Extravaganza, the nation's largest celebration of dogs, returns to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center's West Building this December 17th and 18th with exciting elements for all dog lovers. Tickets are on sale this week.
Formerly known as Celebrate Dogs! and presented by the American Kennel Club and Royal Canin, this two-day event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 5pm, with plenty of fun, events and thousands of dogs for the whole family to enjoy:
- Returning this year is the extremely popular Diving Dogs competition, where canine athletes will show off their extreme water diving skills.
- Meet and play with over 150 dog breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds®. This interactive, educational showcase helps individuals learn which breeds are best for their lifestyle, straight from the experts themselves.
- Take the family to the Fun Zone presented by pet insurance provider PetPartners, Inc. where kids can take part in a host of fun activities.
- Shop one of the largest collections of specialized vendors at the Doggie Boutique mall to pick up unique gifts for your favorite dog lover or pet just in time for the holidays.
- Girl Scouts can participate in a patch program where they will have tons of fun and learn about dog shows.
Canine Extravaganza is also home to one of the world's premiere dog events, the 2016 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, where the nation's top canine competitors will vie for the coveted Best in Show honor and the highest cash prize offered for any AKC Dog Show. Other event highlights will include the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the National Owner Handled Series finals, and Juniors competition in Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally®.
For those who can't attend in person, extensive evening event coverage will once again be offered free of charge via live streaming video at www.akc.org, www.royalcanin.com/akcdogshow and live on Fido TV.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, 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 associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.
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ABOUT ROYAL CANIN USA
Royal Canin USA is a leader in science-based cat and dog health nutrition. Founded by a veterinarian in 1968, Royal Canin has more than 40 years of experience in delivering individualized nutritional solutions. In collaboration with an expert team of nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world, Royal Canin places cats and dogs at the central point of the innovation process. The Royal Canin product line offers a range of diets based on size, age, breed, lifestyle and therapeutic requirements. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty 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 at www.facebook.com/royalcanin.us.
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SOURCE American Kennel Club