Since 2001, AKC Meet the Breeds has been held at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, drawing hundreds of spectators to the creatively decorated booths showcasing each AKC registered breed. The booths, created by national breed clubs, are decorated to depict the breed's country of origin, historical purpose or function, as well as to highlight that particular dog as a family pet.
This upcoming fall, responsible breeders and their dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will interact with the public to educate them about the various breeds and being a responsible pet owner. Additionally, various activities such as dog and cat grooming, Agility (dogs and cats), AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing, K-9 Search and Rescue and First Aid for dogs and cats will take place.
But of course, you can come and do more than watch and learn about the purebreds. For those seeking souvenirs or for those who love to shop, there will be a shopping area. Billed as just in time for the holiday season, you can shop until your heart's delight. Well, let's hope so, vendor space is priced at $2000.00 per booth.