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Bull Terrier Meet the Breeds
Among the most comical and mischievous citizens of dogdom, the Bull Terrier is playful and endearing, sometimes stubborn, but always devoted.
The Chow Chow, an all-purpose dog of ancient China, presents the picture of a muscular, deep-chested aristocrat with an air of inscrutable timelessness.
Komondor Meet the Breeds
A powerfully large Hungarian flock guardian covered in profuse white cords from head to tail, the Komondor is among the world’s most recognizable breeds.
The Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, a lively, agile, self-confident dog, was recognized by the AKC in 2018.
Bichon Frises Meet the Breeds
Though Flynn, the Bichon Frise, ended up taking the coveted Best in Show, the competition certainly put up a good fight.
Belgian Tervuren Meet the Breeds
Lots of hard work and challenging play is heaven for Belgian Tervurens. For those curious about certain breeds, the owners manning the booths are incredibly informative and knowledgeable.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are members of the Terrier Group and are called Staffords by breed aficionados. They are courageous, highly intelligent and love to be with people.
Bedlington Terrier Meet the Breeds
An easy identifier of the Bedlington Terrier is its little pom pom ears!
The 3,000-year-old Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced "show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee"), the ancient Aztec dog of the gods, is today a loving companion and vigilant watchdog.
Boxer Meet the Breeds
Boxers are currently the 11th most popular breed, and for good reason: though they definitely pack a punch (they are very strong dogs!), their fun-loving nature and sense of humor is really hard not to fall in love with immediately.
Airedale Terrier Meet the Breeds
This Airedale Terrier will steal your heart! Stationed in a British-themed bus, he is ready to make new friends.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge, powerful guarder whose astounding appearance has intimidated intruders since the days of ancient Rome.
Basset Hounds Meet the Breeds
The Basset Hound stands no higher than 14 inches at the shoulder, but with his remarkably heavy bone, powerful little legs, and massive paws, he possesses big-dog strength and stamina.
The Rottweiler is a robust working breed of great strength descended from the mastiffs of the Roman legions.
Old English Sheepdog Meet the Breeds
The Old English Sheepdog is the archetypical shaggy dog, know for his profuse coat and peek-a-boo hairdo. Although they move with a bear-like shuffle, they are famous for their nimbleness afoot.
Greyhound Meet the Breeds
Posing for photos is just part of the job for the dogs, like this Greyhound, hanging out at Meet the Breeds.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel, also known as the Welsh Springer or the Welshie, is an active hunting dog with a loyal and agreeable personality.
Saint Bernard Meet the Breeds
Saint Bernards are famously watchful and patient “nanny dogs” for children.
Keeshond Meet the Breeds
Looks like this little Keeshond made a new friend! The lively breed gets along wonderfully with children.
Among the most eye-catching of all dog breeds, the Afghan Hound is an aloof and dignified aristocrat of sublime beauty.
Lagotto Romagnolo Meet the Breeds
The Lagotto Romagnolo is also known as the “truffle hunter.” The Lagotto is the only purebred dog in the world recognized as a specialized truffle searcher.
Newfoundland Meet the Breeds
You’ve gotta be okay with a little bit of slobber to own a Newfoundland, that’s for sure.
The American Eskimo Dog combines striking good looks with a quick and clever mind in a total brains-and-beauty package.
Famous for a floor-length, flat-hanging coat, Lhasa Apsos
Great Dane Meet the Breeds
Easygoing, loyal and large, Great Danes are wonderful companions… as long as you’re able to get in a walk two to three times a day.
Mastiff Meet the Breeds
This brindle Mastiff is fit for a princess! The breed is easygoing and responds well to training, which makes it a great sidekick.
The snow-white Kuvasz is Hungary's majestic guardian of flocks and companion of kings.
Manchester Terrier Meet the Breeds
Manchester Terriers combine the streamlined grace of a coursing hound and the instincts of a fearless rat terrier.
The calm, dignified, and kindly Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all AKC breeds.
Ibizan Hound Meet the Breeds
This fair-furred Ibizan Hound is out to steal hearts.
Siberian Huskies originated by the Chukchi people of Asia as an endurance sled dog.
Irish Red and White Setter Meet the Breeds
This Irish Red and White Setter brings joy to everyone who ruffles her ears.
Great intelligence and loyalty make the Giant Schnauzer a stellar worker and companion.
Bergamasco Meet the Breeds
The Bergamasco is a relatively new inductee to the AKC, having gained recognition in 2015. Bergamascos are whip smart and super patient.
The dignified Dalmatian, dogdom's citizen of the world, is famed for his spotted coat and unique job description.

Seven dog groups, 100+ breeds, two piers by the Hudson, and one Saturday in New York City. Does it sound like the perfect day? The annual AKC Meet the Breeds is a true melting pot of nearly every purebred dog you can think of.

From Borzoi and Bearded Collies to Basset Hounds and Bichon Frises (shout out to Flynn, the winner of 2018’s Best in Show), here are 36 canines of all shapes and sizes you will come across at this diverse celebration of man’s best friend.

For those who prefer felines, there will be plenty of cats at Meet the Breeds as well. In fact, for the sixth time since 2011, The International Cat Association (TICA) will showcase many of its 73 recognized cat breeds.

Plan Your Weekend

Meet the Breeds is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 9. Advance ticket information is available here. Ticket prices at the gate are $35 for adults and $10 for children age 11 and younger.

While you’re in the city, check out the AKC Museum of the Dog, which opens Feb. 8 at 101 Park Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and $10 for students, seniors, youth and military veterans. You can also become a museum member for unlimited admission and more. There is one exception to that schedule: The museum will be open Monday, Feb. 11 for the many Westminster visitors in town.

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