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From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers and everything in between! AKC Meet the Breeds® gives dog lovers a unique opportunity to meet, play with, and learn about hundreds of dogs! AKC Meet the Breeds events will comply with all local and federal health and safety requirements in effect at the time of the event.

Coming to New York on January 27-28, 2024 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center!

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New to this fun and family-friendly event? See highlights of what you've been missing!

No-shed dogs what you need? Learn why purebreds like the Lagotto Romagnolo, Portuguese Water Dog, Poodle, and more could be exactly what you're looking for.
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Thinking of a terrier? Norwich Terriers are plucky little earthdogs who embody the old cliché “a big dog in a small package."
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Want a selfie with a snoozy Bulldog? These docile, loyal companions won't mind one bit. It's no wonder they're one of America's most popular breeds.
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Among the most beautiful (and boopable) of all dogs, the Borzoi is cherished for a calm, agreeable temperament.
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Getting kids ready for owning a dog? They can learn all about responsible dog ownership as they meet dogs of different breeds.
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Want a running buddy? The dignified Dalmatian is famed for a spotted coat, but these "coach dogs" have run alongside nobles, travelers, and firefighters.
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Need a Cocker Spaniel plushie, or a Cavalier King Charles mug? We've got that (and lots more) at AKC Meet the Breeds.
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Ready to be amazed? A NYPD German Shepherd Dog demonstrates detection work in the AKC Meet the Breeds demo ring.
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Seeking a Schnauzer? The bold, bewhiskered Standard Schnauzer is the high-spirited medium-sized member of the family.
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"Placid, affectionate, even-tempered, true-blue, loyal" All words used to describe the Sussex Spaniel, one of the first nine breeds recognized by AKC.
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