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From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers and everything in between! AKC Meet the Breeds® is going nationwide this year, giving dog lovers a unique opportunity to meet, play with, and learn about more than 100 dog breeds (and cats, too)! All cities and dates tentative and subject to change.

AKC Meet the Breeds 2021 Event Schedule
Saturday, August 14, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds San Diego

San Diego Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-08-14 10:00:00 2021-08-14 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds San Diego San Diego Convention Center 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Sunday, August 15, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds San Diego

San Diego Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-08-15 10:00:00 2021-08-15 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds San Diego San Diego Convention Center 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Saturday, August 21, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Dallas

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Add to Calendar 2021-08-21 10:00:00 2021-08-21 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Dallas Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Sunday, August 22, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Dallas

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Add to Calendar 2021-08-22 10:00:00 2021-08-22 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Dallas Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Saturday, September 18, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Tampa Bay

Tampa Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-09-18 10:00:00 2021-09-18 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Tampa Bay Tampa Convention Center 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Sunday, September 19, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Tampa Bay

Tampa Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-09-19 10:00:00 2021-09-19 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Tampa Bay Tampa Convention Center 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Saturday, September 25, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Philadelphia

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks

Add to Calendar 2021-09-25 10:00:00 2021-09-25 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Philadelphia The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
Sunday, September 26, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Philadelphia

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks

Add to Calendar 2021-09-26 10:00:00 2021-09-26 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Philadelphia The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
Saturday, October 16, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Chicago

Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center

Add to Calendar 2021-10-16 10:00:00 2021-10-16 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Chicago Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center 5555 N River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Sunday, October 17, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Chicago

Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center

Add to Calendar 2021-10-17 10:00:00 2021-10-17 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Chicago Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center 5555 N River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Saturday, October 30, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Raleigh

Raleigh Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-10-30 10:00:00 2021-10-30 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Raleigh Raleigh Convention Center
Sunday, October 31, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Raleigh

Raleigh Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-10-31 10:00:00 2021-10-31 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Raleigh Raleigh Convention Center
Saturday, November 13, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Columbus

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-11-13 10:00:00 2021-11-13 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Columbus Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Sunday, November 14, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds Columbus

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-11-14 10:00:00 2021-11-14 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds Columbus Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Saturday, November 20, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds New Orleans

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-11-20 10:00:00 2021-11-21 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds New Orleans New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
Sunday, November 21, 10:00am

AKC Meet the Breeds New Orleans

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Add to Calendar 2021-11-21 10:00:00 2021-11-21 17:00:00 America/New_York AKC Meet the Breeds New Orleans New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130

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New to AKC Meet the Breeds? See a few 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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