This year, the AKC Meet The Breeds Event is a lead-in to Westminster Dog Show! The event was traditionally held in the fall.
Meet The Breeds offers the public the opportunity to meet, interact with and ask questions about 100 different dog breeds.
The event takes place this coming Saturday.
Each breed club sponsors a booth that is decorated and themed to the history or qualities of the particular dog breed! Most are a sight to behold!
The different breed clubs compete for prizes for best decorations.
“Every year it gets more and more competitive,” says Gina DiNardo of the AKC. “The breed booths are always trying to outdo each other.”
You can find out more at AKC MTB. Here’s their intro to the event:
“From Akitas to Xoloitzcuintlis, the sixth annual AKC Meet the Breeds will for the first time partner the Westminster Kennel Club! This year’s event will continue to offer dog lovers the exciting opportunity to meet and play with more than 100 different dog breeds in elaborate booths depicting each breed’s history – see the Mastiff reigning over his medieval castle, or the Cairn Terrier following the Yellow Brick Road in a scene from the Wizard of Oz! Join us Saturday, February 14th at Pier 92 in New York City. Brought to you by Purina® Pro Plan.”
Here are some awesome booths at previous events:
- English Mastiff
- Bearded Collie
- Basset Hound
- Chow Chow
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Cairn Terrier
Image and article source: New York Post