FROM THE ROYAL CANIN SHOW COMMITTEE
O n behalf of the Show Committee of the AKC National Championship Presented By Royal Canin, we’d like to extend a special invitation to each of you to join us this December at the 17th AKC National Championship in Orlando, Florida. Each year we strive to strengthen the AKC National Championship, where the best dogs and the best breeders are rec- ognized by world-class judges. Royal Canin and the American Ken- nel Club, along with our all-breed club partners, Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, Brevard Kennel Club and the Central Florida Kennel Club offer a week of All-Breed and Specialty Shows leading up to the National Championship on Saturday and Sunday. New to the event in 2017, we’re thrilled to introduce the inaugural AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes on Friday! For the first time ever, we invite you and your Puppy or Junior (6-18 months) to com- pete with other top breeders from across the country for National titles. We hope that this new Puppy and Junior Competition will be the next step in continuously elevating the event and provide breed- ers and exhibitors yet another reason to make the National Champi- onship a must-attend event. From the beginning, this event was designed to celebrate our breeders and purpose-bred dogs; showcase the best in breeding stock and share our passion to preserve and produce healthy, happy dogs. The National Championship is also an opportunity to showcase all 190 AKC registered breeds and appreciate the importance of breeding for form, function and type. For all of these reasons and the others you hold dear, you have our continued commitment to elevate the National Championship every year. We work hard to make the AKC National Championship a memo- rable experience each and every year and we are so pleased that the AKC National Championship continues to receive tremendous sup- port. Our Show Committee and all of the Associates at Royal Canin and AKC aim to create an unforgettable and enjoyable week and we are gratified that this show has become one of the premiere dog events in the world. We certainly thank you for your continued sup- port of this event. While you’re there, please be sure to visit the Royal Canin booth to learn more about the Crown Partners Breeder Rewards Program, enjoy a free photo shoot brought to you by Aramedia Group, prize giveaways, breeder education, show specials, breeder sweepstakes and much more! Royal Canin will be hosting breed parties from their booth and extending exclusive benefits for Crown Partners including a VIP hospitality lounge that provides ring side seating for Groups during the week and Puppy Stakes finals on Friday! You’ll also want to stop by the AKC booth to check out our newest products and learn about what is going on at AKC. Or you can simply stop by just to say hi—we’d like to get to know you! Best of Luck at the National Championship.
JASON TAYLOR Royal Canin National PRO Sales Director AKC National Championship Assistant Show Chairman
GINA DINARDO AKC Executive Secretary AKC National Championship Show Committee ERICA VOGT Royal Canin Brand Manager AKC National Championship Show Committee MICHAEL CANALIZO AKC Event Management AKC National Championship Show Committee DAN VINT Royal Canin Events Manager AKC National Championship Show Committee
PAULA SPECTOR AKC Director of Conference & Travel AKC National Championship Show Committee
Dennis Sprung AKC President and CEO AKC National Championship Show Chairman
58 • S HOW S IGHT M AGAZINE , N OVEMBER 2017
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