American Kennel Club and GF Sports & Entertainment Announce AKC Meet the Breeds® National Tour

NEW YORK, June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The American Kennel Club (AKC), the premier purebred dog registry and governing body for dog sports in the United States United Statesand GF Sports & Entertainment, a global sports and entertainment events and operations company, today announced AKC Meet the Breeds National Tour®, America’s largest educational showcase on dog breeds. The event is perfect for the whole family with children’s tickets under $20 and a variety of ticket options, including early access and VIP experiences. Tickets are on sale now for San DiegoAC and Dallas, TX through the tour’s exclusive ticket provider, SeatGeek®.

AKC Meet the Breeds® will bring the two-day breed showcase to multiple cities in 2021 with additional dates and locations to be announced later in the year.

From Afghan Hounds to Yorkshire Terriers and everything in between, the showcase offers animal lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with over 100 different dog breeds in booths that describe each breed’s country of origin, its historical purpose/function and its attributes as a family. pet, while learning about responsible pet ownership and what breeds may be right for them. The event also includes unique activities such as testing your own agility skills in our interactive space and participating in games and photo ops with the whole family. All events will take place with COVID-19 protocols in place.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring this unique and educational canine event to new cities in 2021,” said Dennis B. Sprung, President and CEO of AKC. “We appreciate the ability to educate the public about dogs and what breeds fit their lifestyle and how to be responsible dog owners. This is a major undertaking for us and us. “We’re excited to hit the road. We thank our knowledgeable parent. Club members for volunteering their expertise on each unique breed.”

Added Shawn TilgerPresident, GF Sports & Entertainment: “We look forward to putting smiles on the faces of pet lovers across the country when the first-ever AKC Meet the Breeds National Tour begins this summer. We are thrilled to be in New cities for 2021 and plan to expand the tour further in 2022.”

SeatGeek has signed as the first official ticket provider for AKC Meet the Breeds® National tour. As part of this multi-year venture, SeatGeek will be present at all tour locations with branded ticketing and activation throughout the event. SeatGeek will also support event promotions through online and digital marketing efforts. SeatGeek’s mobile-focused ticketing platform allows users to buy and sell tickets for live sporting events, concerts, and plays. SeatGeek allows mobile and desktop app users to browse events, view color-coded interactive seat maps, make purchases, and receive electronic or printed tickets. Through their relationship, SeatGeek will provide AKC Meet the Breeds® with the best data analysis tools designed to analyze ticket demand and maximize the revenue potential of their events.

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About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a nonprofit organization that maintains the largest purebred dog registry in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in United States. The AKC is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs, and breeding for type and function. With its more than 5,000 chartered and member clubs and affiliated organizations, the AKC champions the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and welfare, strives to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. Over 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held each year under AKC rules and regulations, including conformation, agility, obedience, rallying, tracking , herding, lure racing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and land dog tests. Organizations affiliated with the AKC include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite, and AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit

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About GF Sports & Entertainment
GF Sports & Entertainment is a global events and operations company that enhances the experience of live sports, entertainment and interactive events. The company owns two of the oldest American tennis tournaments on the ATP Tour, the Dallas Open and the Truist Atlanta Open, as well as the National Lacrosse League New York Riptide. In partnership with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the premier registry and governing body for canine events in United States, they operate the AKC Meet the Breeds® touring show. GF Sports & Entertainment also incubates new and emerging sports concepts, including Wolf Pack Ninjas, which organizes ninja-focused events around the world.

GF Sports & Entertainment was founded in July 2015 through New Yorkprivate equity firm based at GF Capital. For more information, please visit

About Seat Geek
SeatGeek is the leading mobile ticketing platform that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for sporting events, concerts, and plays. With industry-leading mobile ticketing apps, a fan-friendly user experience, and its proprietary Deal Score™ technology that helps fans identify the best ticket values ​​for any given event, SeatGeek is transforming the way fans buy and sell tickets for their favorite events. SeatGeek Enterprise – the company’s primary ticketing platform – is used by partners across the United States, from the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Pelicans, to Austin FC and the Florida Cardinals. ‘Arizona. SeatGeek also has a league-wide partnership with Major League Soccer and tickets to a major part of the English Premier League, headquartered in New YorkSeatGeek also has international offices in the UK, Israeland Italy. For more information on SeatGeek, visit

SOURCE American Kennel Club

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