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America’s largest 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 28th and 29th, 2023.  This family-friendly, educational 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.

“We are thrilled to return to the Javits Center to host AKC Meet the Breeds after two years,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo.  “The Javits Center provides a unique and sizable space for us to create a one-of-a-kind experience, engage with the public, offer opportunities to learn from breed experts representing their clubs and dogs 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 your 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