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Save the Date – AKC National Detection Dog Conference, Durham NC, Aug. 23 – 25, 2022
5/4/2022 2:20 PM EDT - 8/26/2022 6:00 AM EDT

The AKC Detection Dog Task Force (DDTF) is pleased to announce the AKC National Detection Dog Conference will return August 23 – 25, 2022, in Durham NC! 

This year’s theme is bringing together key stakeholders to improve availability of high-quality, American-bred, -raised, and -trained dogs to protect our national and public security. 

The conference focuses on presenting practical information for each of our key audiences –breeders, puppy-raisers, trainers, and buyers—and providing real, actionable resources that improve participants’ opportunities to work together for a successful future. 

View a brief video about the AKC’s commitment to addressing the detection dog shortage and the AKC 2022 National Detection Dog Conference

Venue:  Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703 (*Room Block Information will be coming soon)

Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday, August 23 (Afternoon/Evening) – Registration/Welcome Reception/Dinner  

Wednesday August 24 (8:30 am - 5:15 pm) – Conference Programming and breeder/buyer meet-up event 

Thursday August 25 (8:30 am - 12:30 pm) – Conference Programming 

Stay tuned for more details. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Melissa Ferrell or Mikki Larkin at mikki.larkin@akc.org or 919-816-3720. 

We look forward to seeing you and helping you build new connections in-person this year! 


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