AKC Meet The Breeds Event January 2020

Have you ever been to a Meet the Breeds event? They’re a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to do your breed research if you’re thinking about bringing a new dog into your household. And, as a bonus, there will be cats, too! Here’s what turned up in my mail bag this morning:

In 2020 the dogs are taking their talents to the Javits Center in New York City when The American Kennel Club (AKC®) hosts its annual AKC Meet The Breeds® on January 25-26th, 2020. This family-friendly, educational extravaganza gives animal lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with hundreds of adorable dogs while learning about responsible pet ownership.

“We are very happy to return to the Javits Center to host AKC Meet The Breeds®,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “The Javits Center provides a larger space for us to create a one of a kind experience, engage with the public and gives dog lovers more opportunities to learn from breed experts representing their National club and their dogs.”

The 2020 event marks the 11th year for AKC Meet The Breeds®. Once again, The International Cat Association® (TICA®) joins the festivities to give animal lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with hundreds of adorable dogs and cats while learning about responsible pet ownership and canine good citizenship. Attendees will be able to interact with almost 200 breeds of dogs and cats in elaborately decorated booths with elements from the breeds’ history creatively displayed as well as opportunities to learn from experts about each breed in attendance. There will also be numerous, fun demonstrations both days.

I might just have to go to this! Please note: this is NOT at the same time as Westminster, as it has been in the past. The year I was there, Meet the Breeds had gotten way too large to split the venue with the dog show. People were actually turned away by the fire marshal.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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