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America’s largest educational dog extravaganza returns to the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City when The American Kennel Club (AKC®) brings its annual AKC® Meet the Breeds® showcase back to NYC on January 27th and 28th, 2024.  This family-friendly, canine spectacle gives dog lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with hundreds of adorable dogs and puppies while learning about responsible pet ownership and what breed may fit their lifestyle.

“We are excited to be back at the Javits Center to host AKC Meet the Breeds and once again interact with tri-state area dog lovers,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo.  “The Javits Center provides the incredible space to create a one-of-a-kind experience and offers the public opportunities to learn from breed experts representing their dogs and clubs and see exciting demonstrations of canine athleticism.”

From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers and every breed in between, the showcase gives pet lovers the unique opportunity to:

  • Meet and play with more than 100 different dog breeds
  • Discover new breeds and talk to experts to determine what breeds work for their lifestyle
  • Learn about responsible pet ownership
  • See many fun and entertaining demonstrations of dog sports and working dogs exhibiting their skills
  • Participate in games and photo opportunities with the whole family, including a Kid’s Zone with crafts, fun, and games

For more information on AKC Meet the Breeds, please visit