Does seeing hundreds of dogs and full days of petting them sound like the perfect weekend? At an AKC Meet the Breeds event, you’ll be doing just that. AKC Meet the Breeds events are a true melting pot of nearly every purebred dog breed you can think of. From the Alaskan Klee Kai to the ancient Cirneco dell’Etna to the newly recognized Mudi, learn about breed history, temperament, grooming, activity level, and more, all in-person!
While the 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 small handful of the dog breeds 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 visited New York, Chicago, and Columbus in 2023, and will visit New York again in January 2024. The full schedule, frequently asked questions, and more information on AKC Meet the Breeds events are available on our website. Find an event near you and you’re one step closer to learning, meeting, and petting hundreds of dogs.
A Family-Friendly Event
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 watch K-9 unit dog demos along with Agility, Trick Dog, Disc Dog, and other demos (schedule subject to change). Plus, check out the Kids’ Zone featuring photo opportunities and the chance to try out an agility course just like the dogs do.
Plan the ultimate dog lovers’ weekend by attending an AKC Meet the Breeds event near you.