About AKC Meet the Breeds
From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers and everything in between! AKC Meet the Breeds® is going nationwide this year, giving thousands of dog lovers a unique opportunity to not only meet and play with spectacular dogs but also shop some of the best products the area has to offer.
We anticipate thousands of people will enjoy spending the day meeting hundreds of dogs and shopping the high-quality offerings of our vendor partners. Due to the size of the venues, space is very limited, so the booths are on a first-come-first-served basis.
AKC Meet the Breed Vendor/Sponsor FAQs
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization that maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs, and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners, and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field, and earth dog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite, and the AKC Museum of the Dog.