AKC Meet The Breeds Brings Puppies to Tampa!

AKC Meet The Breeds Brings Puppy Paradise to Tampa!

The American Kennel Club is bringing hundreds of dogs to the Tampa Convention Center for the Meet The Breeds Tour. This two day event on April 23rd and 24th is an opportunity for people of all ages to play with dogs and learn more about caring for different breeds.

Presented by the American Kennel Club, AKC Meet The Breeds Tour is a national tour offering cities a unique and interactive canine extravaganza. With the goal of helping individuals and families determine what kind of dog is right for them, the event allows people to interact with hundreds of dogs while learning about the care and history of each breed.

However, Meet The Breeds is far more than just a furry meet and greet. Additionally to playtime, there will be multiple demonstrations showing the athletic ability of each breed. Plus, they will have performances from AKC Trick Dog, the Central Florida Disc Dogs, and a special demo by the Florida Urban Search & Rescue Teams. You can even take a run on the doggy obstacle courses themselves, complete with photo ops.

Agility – See some of the country’s fastest dogs navigate an obstacle course of jumps, weaves & tunnels courtesy of the Dog Training Club of Tampa.

Obedience – Dog Training Club of Tampa will demonstrate how dogs can advance from basic skills to upper-level skills as they heel, retrieve, and show you how to get the most out of your dogs.

Trick Dog – Move over sit and stay! The routines these dogs do are sure to impress the whole family, courtesy of the Dog Training Club of Tampa

Disc Dog – Enjoy this fast paced fun sport that takes the game of fetch to a whole new level, brought to you by the Central Florida Disc Dogs

K9 Search & Rescue – Don’t miss this demo of search & rescue dogs doing what they do best, courtesy of the Sarasota K9 Search & Rescue team

Tickets for the event are on sale now, with children’s tickets starting as low as $20 and VIP and early access options available.

“We are really excited to bring AKC Meet The Breeds to sunny Tampa Bay,” said Gina DiNardo, Executive Secretary of the American Kennel Club. “It’s definitely a unique event. Everywhere you look, you’ll see dogs, whether it’s your favorite breed or one you’ve never heard of before. I hope we can introduce the city to their new favorite dog breeds and educate them about responsible dog ownership. It’s the perfect weekend family activity.

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