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This page has been created to keep the members of the American Bouvier des Flandres Club informed on the happenings at the American Kennel Club. Included will be monthly Chairman’s Reports, press releases, the latest changes in rules and regulations, and any other notices received by your AKC Delegate. Hope you enjoy learning more about all the programs and events that the AKC is involved with.

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Patte Klecan
AKC Delegate for ABdFC

AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OPENED TO ALL COMPETITORS

NEW YORK, NY (April 17, 2012) - The American Kennel Club and Eukanuba are pleased to announce that the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will become an open show awarding Championship and Grand Championship points. This new format will begin with the upcoming AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on December 15-16th, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

"We're excited to open the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to all competitors," said Event Manager Michael Canalizo. "Allowing all dogs to compete in the extraordinary competition at the National Championship is an exciting enhancement to the show."

The top 25 dogs from each breed as well as Bred-By Exhibitor Champions and other special qualifiers will continue to be celebrated with an invitation granting special recognition.

In addition to the conformation competition, the show will still feature the AKC Agility Invitational and National Obedience Invitational, the Bred-By Exhibitor competition, the Eukanuba World Challenge and AKC Meet the Breeds(r).

The Orange County Convention Center will once again host The Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, Brevard Kennel Club and Central Florida Kennel Club shows on Dec. 12-14, 2012, making for five full days of dog shows.

"Eukanuba is proud to partner once again with the American Kennel Club to present the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship as well as the preceding shows," said Jason Taylor, Event Manager for Eukanuba. "Watch for updates on the show's new format and additional enhancements that will be incorporated into the week-long activities."

For more information about the show, visit www.akc.org/invitational.

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The American Kennel Club (AKC), founded in 1884, maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world. Its rules and regulations govern more than 20,000 canine competitions each year.

Eukanuba offers the most complete food lineup, delivering nutrition that is customized by breed and breed size as well as health and performance requirements. Eukanuba is a division of Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), and you can visit us on the Web at http://www.eukanuba.com or visit Iams at http://www.Iams.com.

Media Contacts:

Lisa Peterson
Director of Communications
American Kennel Club
(212) 696-8228
communications@akc.org
Victoria Seiler
Associate Manager, External Relations
Eukanuba
(513) 622-2967
seiler.va@pg.com

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“The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of purebred dogs. The AKC maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States, and along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs, educates the general public about responsible dog ownership. More than 18,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules each year, including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog trials. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org

American Kennel Club and AKC are registered trademarks of the American Kennel Club.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:16