Greet the Breeds

The Great American Dog Show is once again excited to be offering Greet TheBreeds
Nine dedicated Greet the Breeds booths will be available each day of theshow.  Time slots are available in 2-hour increments starting at 9:00am each day. Please don’t sign up for more than one slot per day. If you are interested in additional time slots, please contact us at and we will let you know if any extra times become available.  
Greet the Breeds offers a wonderful opportunity for the general public to interact with various breeds and meet and talk with knowledgeable breeders and exhibitors.  The schedule will be published in advance of the show and throughout the weekend.  Please arrive to your assigned booth on time (information will be sent via email prior to the event), and inform us immediately if there are any changes in your availability.  
  • We expect thousands of visitors to our show, like last year. Please remember that we are the face of purebred dogs, and ensure that both dogs and volunteers will be good ambassadors for your breed and for the sport.
  • Each booth will be 10′ x 10′, with an 8′ table and pipe and drape included.
  • Please remember to bring any signage, displays, and literature from your breed club
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Health Clinics

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  • OFA Dental Clinic
  • OFA Eye Clinic (CAER)
  • OFA Thyroid Clinic

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