Come meet, play with and learn about tons of dog breeds right here at the San Diego Convention Center August 14th and 15th! AKC Meet the Breeds offers attendees the unique opportunity to meet and play with tons of different dog breeds all while learning about responsible pet ownership and which breed is right for their lifestyle, right from the experts. Throughout the event, guests will be entertained by various activities, dog demonstrations, an interactive area and more.
Tickets are on sale NOW for San Diego’s first AKC Meet the Breeds®, which comes to the San Diego Convention Center on August 14th and 15th, 2021. The American Kennel Club® (AKC) and GF Sports & Entertainment bring this two-day educational event to San Diego to give attendees the unique opportunity to meet and play with hundreds of dogs all while learning about responsible pet ownership and which breed(s) is best for their lifestyle straight from the experts. The event is perfect for the whole family with children’s ticket prices under $20 per person and a variety of ticket options including early access and VIP experiences.
The AKC Meet the Breeds Event is open to the general public and invites people of all ages to meet, pet, and learn about over 100 different dog breeds at your own pace. Throughout the day, you will be entertained by different dog demonstrations that showcase the best in the sport and the jobs that dogs were bred and trained to do. The event includes unique activities such as testing your own agility skills in our interactive area and participating in games and photo opportunities with the whole family.
There is plenty to do at AKC Meet The Breeds. Aside from meeting your favorite breeds and discovering new ones, there will be several demonstrations that highlight the athleticism and work ethic of dogs, including:
• Agility – See some of the country’s fastest dogs navigate an obstacle course of jumps, weaves & tunnels courtesy of the Agility Club of San Diego.
• Obedience – Watch the precision work of competition obedience dogs as they heel, retrieve and show how dogs can advance from the basics to upper-level skills –from the Obedience Club of San Diego County.
• Rally – Enjoy this fun obedience-style competition in which owners & dogs navigate a course of stations that tell them various obedience exercises to perform by the Obedience Club of San Diego County.
• Flyball – Get ready to cheer as teams of dogs race each other start to the finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis and back! Brought to you by the Ballistic Racers!
• Scent Work – Dogs have an amazing sense of smell & there is no better place to see how it works than in the fun sport of AKC Scent Work – Obedience Club of San Diego County.
• Protecting Your City – Meet members of the San Diego Police K-9 team & watch their incredible skills in action!
The MTB interactive areas will be full of games, photo opportunities, and a chance to “tackle” the agility courses just like the dogs do (it’s not as easy as you think)! AKC Meet The Breeds is fun for the entire family.
Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.
English | Change Language