From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers and everything in between, the showcase offers pet lovers the unique opportunity to:

  • Meet and play with over 100 different dog breeds in stands that describe each breed’s country of origin, its historical purpose / function
  • To discover new breeds and chat with experts to determine which breeds are suitable for their lifestyle
  • To learn on responsible pet ownership
  • See fun and entertaining dog sports and working dog demonstrations showing their skills
  • To hire in unique activities such as testing your own agility skills in our interactive entertainment area; and participate in games and photo ops with the whole family

All events will take place with COVID-19 protocols in place.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this unique and educational dog event to a new audience in 2022,” said Dennis B. Sprung, President and CEO of AKC. “We appreciate the ability to educate the public about dogs and which breeds suit their lifestyles and how to own these breeds. We thank the experienced Parent Club members for offering their expertise on each. unique breed. “

Added Shawn tilger, President, GF Sports & Entertainment: “If you are an animal lover or looking for a fun, family-friendly event, then AKC Meet the Breeds is for you! Participants can meet and play with hundreds of dogs, test their skills and play games in our interactive exhibits, and chat with experts to find out which breed is right for you. AKC Meet the Breeds has something for everyone and we are excited to present this one-of-a-kind showcase to a new audience in 2022. “

Tickets are on sale now through Seatgeek, the official AKC Meet the Breeds ticket provider® national:





Pomona, California

March 5-6

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa, Florida

April 23-24

Kay E. Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center

Dallas, Texas

June 25-26

San Diego Convention Center

San diego, california

September 10-11

Atlanta Convention Center

Atlanta, Georgia

October 21-22

Visit for up to date information on all AKC Meet the Breeds® events.

About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a non-profit organization that maintains the world’s largest purebred dog registry and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in United States. The AKC is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs, and breeding for type and function. With over 5,000 licensed and member clubs and affiliated organizations, the AKC champions the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and welfare, strives to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. Over 22,000 AKC registered purebred and mixed breed competitions are held annually in accordance with AKC rules and regulations, including conformation, agility, obedience, rallying, tracking, breeding, lure racing, coonhound trials, hunt tests, field tests and dirt dogs. AKC affiliate organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite, and AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit

AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

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About GF Sports & Entertainment
GF Sports & Entertainment is a global events and operations company that enhances the experience of live sports, entertainment and interactive events. The company owns two of the oldest US tennis tournaments on the ATP Tour, the Dallas Open and Truist Atlanta Open, as well as the National Lacrosse League New York Riptide. In partnership with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the premier registry and governing body for dog events in United States, they run the AKC Meet the Breeds® touring show. GF Sports & Entertainment is also incubating new emerging sports concepts, including Wolf Pack Ninjas, which hosts ninja-focused events around the world.

GF Sports & Entertainment was founded in july 2015 through New YorkGF Capital based private equity firm. For more information, please visit

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