Canine Extravaganza 2017

Pet Insurance  •   Mary Shaughney  •   Dec 13, 2017

This Weekend is Going to the Dogs!

It’s that time of year again! Presented by the American Kennel Club and Royal Canin, the Canine Extravaganza is back for another fun-filled, dog-crazy weekend in Orlando, Florida! Taking place on December 16th and December 17th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., this event showcases top dogs competing in several thrilling events.

If you’re a fan of cheering on your favorite breed while it struts its stuff around the ring, the respected AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin should be top on your list. This championship dog show brings together the top canine competitors who will vie for the Best in Show title and some of the highest cash prizes offered this year.

More fascinated at the incredible speed and skill required of dogs running obstacles around a course? Check out the AKC Agility Invitational! Other exciting competitions will be held including the AKC Obedience Classic, the National Owner-Handled Series finals, and the Juniors competition in Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally.

Additional events that you can’t miss:

  • If watching fearless, four-legged athletes demonstrate their love of water sounds more interesting to you, you’re in luck! The North American Diving Dogs competition returns this year to impress us all with their incredible diving skills.
  • When you need a break from the show ring, shop one of the largest groups of vendors at the Doggie Boutique mall.
  • Head over to the AKC Meet the Breeds showcase where you can talk with expert breeders about their breed of choice. This is a great opportunity to ask some of the most knowledgeable dog owners about what breed might be best for your lifestyle!
  • The Eukanuba Demonstration Ring will be providing demonstrations all day long with information about AKC Scent work, dog health, and various other educational topics.
  • Kids will be entertained in the Fun Zone put on by the AKC’s official pet insurance provider, PetPartners, Inc., where they can get their face painted and take part in several great activities.
  • For 4-H groups and Scouts attending Canine Extravaganza, a special AKC Patch can be earned while learning about dog shows.

Clearly there’s an activity for every age at the 2017 Canine Extravaganza, so take advantage of the one weekend that puts the top dogs and dog lovers in one building! And don’t forget to visit PetPartners at the Fun Zone conveniently located between the vendors and concession area. Tickets are on sale at www.canineextravaganza.com!

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Mary Shaughney

Mary comes to AKC Pet Insurance with an extensive background in animal care and as a lifelong animal lover, has a passion for promoting pet health and wellness. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her orange kitty, "Cat", and is currently searching for the right pup to join her family!