May 5, 2022

Dogs Set to Take Over Dallas with AKC Meet the Breeds

Tickets are on sale NOW for Dallas’ first AKC Meet the Breeds, arriving at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2022. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and GF Sports & Entertainment bring this two-day educational event to Dallas to give attendees the unique opportunity to meet and play with a variety of different dog breeds while learning about responsible pet ownership and how to find the best breed(s) for their lifestyle straight from the experts. From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers, this canine extravaganza is fun for the whole family.

ttendees can:

  • Meet and playwith tons of different dog breeds in booths that depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function
  • Discovernew breeds and talk to breed experts to determine what dog will work for their lifestyle
  • Learnabout responsible pet ownership
  • Seefun and entertaining demonstrations of dog sports and working dogs exhibiting their skills
  • Engagein unique activities such as testing your agility skills in our interactive fun zone. Attendees can also participate in games and photo opportunities with the whole family.

The event is open to the general public and is perfect for the whole family. Admission is $20 for children and $30 for adults. There is also upgraded VIP admission available. Tickets are on sale now through the tour’s exclusive ticket provider SeatGeek®. Use promo code MEET for 20 percent off all General Admission tickets.

“We are thrilled to bring this event to Dallas,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “Dallas is known for its dog shows, and we’re so excited to introduce such a dog-friendly city to this unique event where they can see their favorite breeds and learn about new ones.”

Not only can you meet and play with lots of different dog breeds, but there will also be exciting demonstrations that highlight the athleticism and work ethic of dogs, including:

  • Agility– Watch these super talented dogs navigate an obstacle course of jumps, weaves & tunnels courtesy of the Dallas Agility Working Group.
  • Obedience– See the precision work of competition obedience dogs as they heel, retrieve and demonstrate how dogs can advance from the basics to upper-level skills brought to you by the Dog Training Club of Dallas County.
  • Disc Dog– Enjoy this fast-paced, fun sport that takes the game of fetch to a whole new level, brought to you by Cat City Disc Dogs.
  • Rally– Check out this exciting sport that is equal parts skill and thrill as dogs and their owners navigate a course of obedience tasks courtesy of the Dog Training Club of Tampa.
  • Scent Work– The nose knows! See dogs use their natural abilities to locate a scent and communicate to their handler that it has been found, brought to you by the Dog Training Club of Dallas County.

For images of our previous Meet The Breeds event held in San Diego, CA, click here.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit our website here.


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