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Tickets are on sale NOW for New York City’s AKC Meet the Breeds®, arriving at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Saturday, January 28th, and Sunday, January 29th, 2023. The American Kennel Club® (AKC) brings this two-day educational event to NYC to give attendees the unique opportunity to meet and play with a variety of different dog breeds while learning about responsible pet ownership and how to find the best breed(s) for their lifestyle straight from the experts. From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers, this canine extravaganza is fun for the whole family.

Attendees can:

  • Meet and Play with tons of different dog breeds in booths that depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function
  • Discover new breeds and talk to breed experts to determine what dog will work for their lifestyle
  • Learn about responsible pet ownership
  • See fun and entertaining demonstrations of dog sports and working dogs exhibiting their skills
  • Engage in unique activities such as testing your agility skills in our interactive fun zone. Attendees can also participate in games and photo opportunities with the whole family.

The event is open to the general public and is perfect for the whole family. Admission is $10 for children and $35 for adults. There is also upgraded VIP admission available. Tickets are on sale now!

“We are so excited to bring this event back to NYC,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “New York is our home base, and we’re thrilled to bring this unique event to where they can see their favorite breeds and learn about new ones.”

Not only can you meet and play with lots of different dog breeds, but there will also be exciting demonstrations that highlight the athleticism and work ethic of dogs, including:

  • Agility – Watch these super-talented dogs navigate an obstacle course of jumps, weaves & tunnels.
  • Obedience – See the precision work of competition obedience dogs as they heel, retrieve, and demonstrate how dogs can advance from the basics to upper-level skills.
  • Disc Dog – Enjoy this fast-paced, fun sport that takes the game of fetch to a whole new level.
  • Rally – Check out this exciting sport that is equal parts skill and thrill as dogs and their owners navigate a course of obedience tasks.
  • Scent Work – The nose knows! See dogs use their natural abilities to locate a scent and communicate to their handler that it has been found.


For images of our previous Meet The Breeds event held in Columbus, OH click here.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit our website here.