AKC Garners The Support Of 126 Legislators As Honorary Chairs For Meet The Breeds

Photo: A Mudi – a Herding breed from Hungary – greets the public at the Meet The Breeds Booth Competition in Orlando. Photo by Daniel Cartier for ShowSight.

New York, NY- The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce that more than 120 legislators from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are sharing their commitment to responsible dog ownership this month by serving as honorary chairs for the Meet & Compete event hosted by the American Kennel Club and Westminster Kennel Club presented by Purina Pro Plan, which is part of Westminster Week. The legislators range from members of the U.S Congress to state legislators and assemblymen.


The AKC Meet the Breeds event celebrates responsible dog ownership and features the opportunity for the public to personally meet and learn about more than 150 different breeds of dogs and cats from nationally-recognized breed experts. The popular annual event takes place on Saturday, February 10 at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City. Many of the dogs on hand will also be participating in the famous Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday and Tuesday, February 12 and 13. 


“We are excited and grateful for these lawmakers who continue to demonstrate their commitment to responsible dog ownership,” says Sheila Goffe, Vice President of Government Relations for the AKC. “Responsible dog ownership is the best way to ensure that every dog gets a safe and happy home.”


Click here to see the full list of Honorary Chairs. Many have shared photos of themselves with dogs, which will be posted on the AKC Facebook page. 


For more information on the event visit www.akc.org/meet-the-breeds.





About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit www.akc.org.

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