Hundreds of dogs and two full days of petting at AKC Meet the Breeds events. Does it sound like the perfect weekend? An AKC Meet the Breeds event is a true melting pot of nearly every purebred dog you can think of. From the recently recognized Biewer Terrier to the ancient Xoloitzcuintli, you can meet dozens of different dog breeds at an AKC Meet the Breeds event in your area.
While the 20 breeds pictured here are just a few examples of dogs who have attended an AKC Meet the Breeds in past events, they’re just a handful of the kinds of dogs you can pet at an event. You can learn more about breeds in attendance for each event on our website.
Plan Your Weekend
AKC Meet the Breeds events are scheduled around the country in 2022. The full schedule, frequently asked questions, and more information on AKC Meet the Breeds events is available on our website. Adult ticket prices are $30 plus applicable taxes and fees, child (12 and under) tickets are $20 plus applicable taxes and fees, and senior (65+) tickets are $25 plus applicable taxes and fees.
If you want to skip the crowds, you can purchase a VIP pass for $99. Keep in mind that each ticket is valid for one specific day of the event, either Saturday or Sunday, and this date will be displayed on the ticket. To attend both days, you will need to purchase a Saturday ticket and a Sunday ticket.
Bring the kids! AKC Meet the Breeds is specially designed to be family-friendly, helping people of every age learn about responsible dog ownership and purebred dogs. Outside of petting dogs, you can also check out K-9 unit dog demos along with Agility, Flyball, Tricks, and other demos (schedule subject to change).
Plan the ultimate dog lovers’ weekend by playing with all the dogs at AKC Meet the Breeds near you. Buy AKC Meet the Breeds tickets before they sell out!
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