The holidays are full of family, fun and festivities – but can also be a source of potential hazards for our cats and dogs. From increased stress levels to particularly harmful foods, the season's activities can be a lot for pets to handle. Royal Canin, a global leader in pet health nutrition, is encouraging pet owners to take precautions to ensure all pets remain safe and healthy.

Royal Canin, a global pet food leader and The American Kennel Club today announced the return of the AKC National Championship to television via a new partnership with the Hallmark Channel. The three-hour special, featuring America’s most beloved dog breeds, will premiere on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6-9 ET/PT. The show will be anchored by AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo and sportscaster Jason Knapp and will feature special appearances by celebrity Jerry O’Connell.

Canine Extravaganza, presented by the American Kennel Club and Royal Canin, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center on December 17th and 18th. This two-day event, the nation’s largest celebration of dogs, allows attendees to meet and play with over 150 dog breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds. This interactive, educational showcase helps individuals learn which breeds are best for their lifestyle, straight from the experts themselves.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) Humane Fund has announced its winners of their 17th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) and the five deserving  recipients truly are heroic.  The awards are given to dogs who represent the best of five categories: Uniformed Services K-9, Service, Therapy, Search and Rescue and Exemplary Companion dog

Fifteen Year Tradition Continues with New Name and Features – Same Spotlight on Purebred Dogs