NEW YORK, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is thrilled to announce that the AKC Diving Dogs Premier Cup presented by The Farmer’s Dog will be broadcast on ESPN2. The competition will be televised on Monday May 16and to 7 p.m. ET.

This year, the AKC Diving Dogs Premier Cup, organized in collaboration with North American Diving Dogs, took place on April 2, 2022at the World Equestrian Center of Ocala, Florida. Dogs from across the country competed in distance and aerial retrieval, with the top three from each receiving cash prizes.

“Diving Dogs is a fun, action-packed competition, and we’re thrilled to bring it to ESPN viewers,” said Gina DiNardo, Executive Secretary of the AKC. “The excitement in the air was palpable, and we’re sure viewers at home will feel it too.”

The show will be hosted by ESPN’s Phil Murphyincluding play-by-play by a sports facilitator caroline manno and analysis by Bill Ellis.

About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a nonprofit organization that maintains the world’s largest purebred dog registry and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in United States. The AKC is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs, and breeding for type and function. With its more than 5,000 chartered and member clubs and affiliated organizations, the AKC champions the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and welfare, strives to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held each year under AKC rules and regulations, including conformation, agility, obedience, rallying, tracking , herding, lure racing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and land dog tests. Organizations affiliated with the AKC include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite, and AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit

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