Published on : Sunday, December 8, 2013
The weekend of canine fun returns December 14th and 15th, 2013, to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.
The two-day event, presented by the American Kennel Club and Eukanuba, is open Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 5PM and boasts an engaging array of showcases and highlights sure to excite dog lovers young and old:
AKC Meet the Breeds® – AKC Meet the Breeds offers attendees the unique chance to meet and play with more than 140 different dog breeds, all while learning about responsible pet ownership and what breed is right for their lifestyle straight from the experts. Don’t miss out – this fun and educational AKC event is only held twice a year: in September in New York City and in Orlando this December. Click HERE for images from Orlando’s AKC Meet the Breeds 2012
Eukanuba Dock Dogs – These talented canine athletes will demonstrate their extreme dock diving skills
AKC/Eukanuba Dog Sports Demonstration Ring – Attendees can experience firsthand all of the fun activities they can do with their dog, from Flyball (a relay race where two teams of dogs are racing for tennis balls) to learning training tricks directly from the experts
Holiday shopping – Attendees can browse hundreds of different doggie boutiques to pick out gifts for the whole family. Show off your breed loyalty with a breed-specific shirt, pick up a new dog bed for the family Beagle, or choose from exquisite, hand-crafted pet-oriented jewelry
Most notably, Celebrate Dogs! is home to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, where thousands of the world’s top canine competitors from across the country and around the globe will vie for Best in Show honors, the title of National Champion and a total of $225,000 in prize money. A diverse lineup of special competitions will keep dog-loving spectators busy all weekend:
AKC Agility Invitational – Observe canine athletes race against the clock over challenging obstacles
Inaugural AKC Obedience Classic – See dogs put their best paw forward
Junior Competition – Watch impressive youngsters and their dogs compete in their own age divisions
Eukanuba World Challenge – Marvel at a truly global showcase as top dogs from more than 40 countries compete.
Celebrate Dogs! tickets are available online now, as well as in person at the Orange County Convention Center Box Office on the days of the event, and are priced as follows:
Adults – $20; Seniors (65+ yrs) – $15; Young adults (13-18 yrs) – $15;Children (2-12 yrs) – $5
Source:- Orlando Orange Country Convention Center