AKC Explains How to Choose a Dog for Any Lifestyle at 2024's 'Meet the Breed' Event in NYC

AKC Meet the Breeds is an event series started in 2009 by the American Kennel Club. The goal of the event is to provide an in-person, hands-on way to learn about all kinds of dog breeds. This event is absolutely wonderful for anyone considering adding a dog to their family.

The AKC Meet the Breeds took place in New York on January 27th and 28th, 2024 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This yearly event is called a "dog lovers dream come true." We couldn't agree more!

From the AKC website, "This family-friendly, educational canine spectacle gives dog lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with hundreds of adorable dogs and puppies while learning about responsible pet ownership."

I don't know about ya'll, but meeting and playing with hundreds of different dogs and puppies sounds like heaven to me!

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The event had different breed booth staffed by volunteers from the breed’s parent club or regional breed clubs, and often include breeders of these dogs. There you could meet the dogs, find information about the breed, and ask questions.

Things To Consider Before Adopting a Dog

There are many important factors to take into consideration before you add a fur baby to your family, and they can include things like how much time do you have to spend with a dog? Do you work long hours? If you are gone most of the day it may be a good idea to adopt an older dog instead of a puppy who needs frequent attention and bathroom breaks.

Where you live. A larger dog may need a yard or close access to a park so they can have room to run, where a smaller dog may be better suites to apartment living.

What grooming requirements a dog has. Are you willing to shell out money for monthly grooming appointments or do you want a shorter hair breed dog who can do with the occasional bath?

Do you want a more playful dog, a dog that follows commands well, or a lazy dog? The AKC is such a wonderful resource for information on so many different dog breeds.

All we know is that next year we plan on attending the Meet The Breed event. We just need to be prepared to do nothing but pet adorable pups all day!

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