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Dog (and cats!) Take Over the Big Apple!

Pet Insurance  •   Erin Tursam  •   Feb 08, 2017

The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, The Mellting Pot of the World. No matter what you call it, New York City is the place to be for fun, food, culture and entertainment. All year long you can find many things to do for entertainment. But only once a year, can you meet nearly 200 breeds of dogs, 40 breeds of cats, watch the best agility in the county and see some of the most elite dogs compete for the sought-after title of Best in Show all in one place! On Saturday February 11th, Monday February 13th and Tuesday February 14th, you can do just that when the Piers of New York City go to the dogs (and cats!)


Saturday’s excitiment inlcudes the 8th Annual AKC Meet the Breeds on Pier 92 where animal lovers of all ages can meet, play and learn about dogs, cats, puppies and kittens of all breeds. This family-friendly event features almost 200 AKC recognized breeds of dogs and, thanks to the participation of The International Cat Associaion (TICA), 40 breeds of cats will also be in attendance this year! Each breed has its own elaborately decorated booth that depict fun elements from the breed’s history and experts about each breed will be available to learn about the breed’s characteristics to see if they would be a good fit for you and your family.


Saturday’s events also includes the 4th Annual Westminster Masters Agility Championship on Pier 94. This fun-filled event features some of best, most athletic agility dogs in the country, all competing for the Champion title.


Monday and Tuesday entail the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which features the conformation portion of the event. This is what most people think of when they think of a traditional “dog show”. Monday will also feature the 2nd Annual Masters Obedience Championship. Both competitions will include some of the best dogs in the country and will prove to be an equally exciting two days!


AKC Pet Insurance has been a proud sponsor of AKC Meet the Breeds for all of it’s eight year history. This year, the AKC Pet Insurance booth on Pier 92 will feature a celebrity-style photo booth where event attendees can document their visit with fun photos with friends and family—two and four legged! While there, you can learn about how AKC Pet Insurance’s customizable pet health insurance plans can help keep your dog (or new puppy) safe and healthy!


AKC Pet Insuranace will also have a booth at the Westminster side of the event on Pier 94 on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Get all your pet insurance questions answered like, what is pet insurance, what does it cover, how much does it cost and how AKC Pet Insurance’s plan options can help keep your puppies, dogs, kittens and cats safe and healthy for many, many years.


The schedule of events are as follows:

Saturday February 11th-  AKC Meet the Breeds on Pier 92 from 10am to 5pm

 Westminster Agility Championship on Pier 94 from 8am to 4pm

Monday February 13th-    Westminster Obedience Competition on Pier 94 from 8am to 4pm

                                     Westminster Conformation competition on Pier 94 from 8am to 4pm

Tuesday February 14th-   Westminster Conformation competition on Pier 94 from 8am to 4pm

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