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Tickets are on sale NOW for Columbus’ first AKC Meet the Breeds®, arriving at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Saturday, October 15th, 2022, 9am – 5pm. The American Kennel Club® (AKC) brings this educational event to Columbus 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. The event is sponsored by YuMOVE, the official dog joint supplement of the American Kennel Club, The Farmer’s Dog, and Nationwide®. From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers, this canine extravaganza is fun for the whole family.

AKC Meet the Breeds Tampa Photo credit: (C) American Kennel Club

Attendees can:

  • Meet and play with tons of different dog breeds in booths that depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function
  • Discover new breeds and talk to breed experts to determine what dog will work for their lifestyle
  • Learn about responsible pet ownership
  • See fun and entertaining demonstrations of dog sports and working dogs exhibiting their skills
  • Engage in 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.

“We are thrilled to bring this event to Columbus,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “We can’t wait to introduce attendees to new breeds and give them the chance to play with their favorites up close. The event is sure to be fun for the whole family!”

AKC Meet the Breeds Tampa Photo credit: (C) American Kennel Club

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 Columbus All Breed Training Club.
  • 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 Columbus All Breed Training Club.
  • Disc Dog – Enjoy this fast-paced, fun sport that takes the game of fetch to a whole new level, brought to you by Southern Ohio Flying K9s.
  • 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 Columbus All Breed Training Club.
  • 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 Columbus All Breed Training Club.
  • Protecting Our Community – Meet members of the Mansfield Police Department’s K-9 Unit & watch their incredible skills in action!
  • AKC Trick Dog – These are not your average trick dogs! Watch these canine companions perform tricks such as crawling on the floor, walking on their hind legs, dancing and much more, courtesy of the Columbus All Breed Training Club.
AKC Meet the Breeds Tampa Photo credit: (C) American Kennel Club

There will be tons of activities for kids of all ages as well, including:

  • AKC Patch Program – an interactive scavenger hunt designed to teach children about purebred dogs.
  • Fun and games – kids can play Plinko, take selfies in the designated selfie area, color and do crafts, and visit the mini shop with plush toys and more!
  • Art Contest Winners – see artwork created by students around Columbus who are the finalists and winners of AKC’s art contest.

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

IVOX NEWS :: SOURCE American Kennel Club

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