Bengals and Maine Coons … and Hundreds of Other Cats at Meet the Breeds

Cats are already “taking over New York City” with Meet the Breeds less than two weeks away! Over fifty breeds of cats will be on hand for cat lovers to meet in person. Even some breeds like the Bengal and Havana that they may have only seen in photos or on TV.

Meet the Breeds co-hosted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) will also have dogs from every breed represented at the two-day event on October 20-21 in New York City.

Buy your tickets online at www.meetthebreeds.com

 

 

Hundreds of Cats Will Be On Hand at Meet the Breeds

if you didn’t get to meet a Bengal in person last year in New York City, you’ll have another chance at this year’s Meet the Breeds co-hosted by The International Cat Association (TICA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC).

You can reserve your tickets now online at www.MeettheBreeds.com. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children if reserved in advance.

Even if you did come last year, don’t miss this year’s event and see the Bengal, Persian, Siamese, Havana, and other representatives of TICA’s more than 50 recognized breeds of cats.

To see what you missed last year — or had fun seeing! — you can watch some photos from last year’s event at www.akc.org/meet_the_breeds/2011photos.html

Record Number of Cat Lovers Meet Favorite Breeds in Person

The American Kennel Club (AKC) reported a record number of pet lovers who attended this year’s AKC Meet the Breeds in New York City. Over 40,000 people came to the third annual event co-hosted with TICA at the Jacob Javits Center on November 19-20, 2011.

 “TICA was proud to be a part of AKC Meet the Breeds and give kids the opportunity to walk through the Bengal breed booth decorated as the jungle, and pet the loveable Toyger cat that looks like a wild Tiger, while their parents learned about responsible pet ownership and the importance of learning the characteristics of each breed before you add it to your family,” said TICA President Vickie Fisher.

“The AKC was pleased to join forces with TICA to once again offer the public this opportunity to meet and play with dogs and cats, including some of the rarest breeds most people may have only read about or have seen on television,” said American Kennel Club Assistant Vice President Gina DiNardo. “This entertaining and educational event helped teach children of all ages – including local Girl Scout and Brownie troops – about which dog or cat could become a lifelong member of their family and how to be a responsible owner.”

If you’d like to see photos of Meet the Breeds, visit www.meetthebreeds.com

Bingo Helps Kids Learn About Cats and Dogs at Meet the Breeds

1,000 kids played AKC Meet the Breeds® BINGO at Meet the Breeds in New York City held November 19-20, 2011.

Created by The International Cat Association (TICA), American Kennel Club (AKC) and American Pet Products Association (APPA), AKC Meet the Breeds BINGO helped kids learn about the more than 200 dog and cat breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds®.

AKC Meet the Breeds Bingo encourages Responsible Pet Ownership with questions like True or False: “Dogs/cats need their teeth brushed?” and hints were provided to help kids answer each question. Upon completion, kids received a goody bag complements of the American Pet Products Association and the Pets Add Life Poetry Contest, filled with items donated by the AKC and TICA.

Everything Cats at Meet the Breeds

Meet over 40 breeds of cats at this weekend’s Meet the Breeds co-hosted by the American Kennel Club in NYC! Over 160 cats and dogs will be on hand on Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

If you’re a cat lover, then you’ll need to come! Here’s what you’ll see at the Main Stage during the event:
Main Stage Schedule
Saturday
10am – Dr. Dr. Avi Deshmukh, DVM, MS, Ph. D. – Royal Canin – “The Beauty Of The Cat”
10:45am Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn – “When Is It Time To Call In The Professionals?”
11:15am Dr. Langston, DVM with The Animal Medical Center – “Bladder and Kidney Disease in Cats”
Noon – Anthony Hutcherson – Feline Power Demonstration with Bengals
12:30pm – Kitty CATure Fashion Show featuring Meow-Wear designs
1:30pm – Shirley Piper, originator of ICAT – “Feline Agility Demo and “How To Train Your Own Cat”
2:15 – Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn. “What Tools Do I Need? & “Special Care For Special/Senior Cats”
3pm – TICA Parade of Breeds

Sunday
10am – Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn “So You Want To Be A Groomer – Now What?”
10:30am – Dr. Heather Lorimer, Asst Genetics Prof, Youngstown State Univ. – “Origin and Variations of the Domestic Feline”
11:15am – Shirley Piper, originator of ICAT – “Feline Agility Demo and How To Train Your Own Cat”
12 Noon – Kitty CATure Fashion Show featuring Meow-Wear designs
12:45pm -Dr. Dr. Avi Deshmukh, DVM, MS, Ph. D. – Royal Canin – “The Beauty of The Cat”
1:30pm – Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist – “I Adore My Cat, But….”
2:00 pm – Dr. Colin R, Parrish, PhD., Dir of Cornell Feline Health Ctr. – “Cornell Feline Health Center – An Overview”
2:30 pm Anthony Hutcherson – Feline Power Demonstration with Bengals
3:15pm – TICA Parade of Breeds

To reserve your tickets or learn more about Meet the Breeds visit www.meetthebreeds.com

Fashion Forward Felines Strut Their Stuff on the Runway

Cats will strut their stuff at the upcoming Meet the Breeds at Jacob Javits Center in New York City, November 19-20. The cats will work the runway at the “Kitty CATure” Feline Fashion Show featuring creations from Meow Wear designer Carla Reiss. 

 Catch Kitty CATure at 12:30pm on Saturday, November 19th and 12pm on Sunday November 20th!  Tickets for AKC Meet the Breeds are $12 for adults/$8 for kids in advance.  Save an additional 30% at www.MeetTheBreeds.com by entering the promo code “Friend” on the tickets page.

The Real Cats of New Jersey and New York City

The Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York City sure can’t beat those cats who resemble those famous ladies . What do you think “Real Housewives” fans?

The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Caroline Manzo – Is seen as the matriarch of the Housewives. Caroline is dedicated to, and protective of, her family famously proclaiming “You mess with my family, you mess with me.”
Cat Breed: The Maine Coon is serious, rugged and strong. A good natured cat they get along well with children and are not afraid of work.

Teresa Giudice – Outspoken and devoted to family, Teresa is not afraid to speak her mind, even if it sometimes means making a scene. She is also one of the flashiest housewives.
Cat Breed: The flashy coat of the Bengal surpasses none. Busy and vocal, the Bengal is never too shy to speak its mind. This cat is loyal to the family and always an active participant in whatever is going on.

Jacqueline Laurita- Quiet and bland, Jacqueline, a mother of three, struggles to keep her teenage daughter on the right track.
Cat Breed: The Ragdoll is a loving, quiet cat with a laidback disposition. They are known for their tolerant attitudes with other animals and especially children.

Melissa Gorga –While dedicated to her husband and their children, Melissa puts family first and will stop at nothing to defend her husband over her sister-in-law.
Cat Breed: The Korat is energetic, intelligent and affectionate. This cat loves to play but is very gentle when playing with children.

The Real Housewives of New York City

Jill Zarin – The devoted mom, wife and friend whose loud, combative antics and attention-seeking ego took her from the darling to villain in seasons past and now looks for balance somewhere in between. 

Cat Breed:  The Ocicat may look wild but is absolutely devoted to its family while also being confident and outgoing with visitors. Powerful cats, they look ready to stalk their prey (their toy mouse that is) at any second and can be possessive of their play things if you try to take them away.

 Kelly Killoren BensimonFinding respite in her world of unicorns and rainbows, Kelly is known for her playful and carefree personality.

Cat Breed:  The Singapura’s large eyes twinkle with mischief in their angelic face. This impish, intelligent cat is curious, extroverted and has to help you with everything you do.

 LuAnn de Lesseps - LuAnn likes being referred to by her aristocratic title the “Countess.” Devoted to her two children, she is energetic and versatile—whether she is relaxing in the Hamptons or lunching in Manhattan.

Cat Breed: Wearing four white gloves 24/7, the Birman was once revered by priests in Burma. This cat makes the greatest buddy, friend, confidant, and all around purrfect pet.

 Ramona Singer - Ramona is best known for her “crazy eyes” and her zeal for work, as she boldly proclaims that she loves making her own money and finds it “an aphrodisiac.

Cat Breed: Abyssinians are wonderful companions who are interested in everything around them and what everybody is doing.  While exceedingly social, they are not always content in large cat populations where they have to share attention.

 Alex McCord - Previously reserved, Alex took her claws out in the past two seasons and has found her voice.

Cat Breed: The Siamese is an elegant breed that is very vocal. Their eyes radiate intelligence and emotion. The legendary voice of the Siamese communicates like that of no other cat.

 Sonja MorganHas a taste for luxury and fun.  While staying out of drama last season, this year Sonja became a little bossy, informing new housewife Cindy of the “pecking order.”

Cat Breed: The glamorous Persian cat is one of the oldest breeds of cats, it’s known for its long, luxurious coat. This cat demands a quiet attention and when lavished with love, it will silently pay back with a soft purr.  

 Cindy BarshopIs proud of her independence as a single mom and her ownership of “Completely Bare,” a chain of hair-removal spas, but is suspicious of the intentions of others.

Cat Breed: – The Sphynx is one of a few hairless breeds. This cat is loyal and dedicated to their owner while also inquisitive and intelligent.

 

Simon van KempenHousehusband Simon is known for his outrageous fashion flair.

Cat Breed: The Egyptian Mau is a vocal and active breed with a happy nature that is often in the midst of trouble.  Grooming is important – after all, they have to show off all those spots on their coat!

All of these breeds will be on hand at Meet the Breeds at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, November 19-20. You can learn more at www.akcmeetthebreeds.org

Join the Cats (and Dogs) Who Will Take A Bite Out of the Big Apple

The American Kennel Club (AKC) just announced TICKETS ARE ON SALE!!! for Meet the Breeds. The International Cat Association (TICA) will be at Meet the Breeds this year on November 19 and 20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and we are excited!!

We’ll have more than fifty breeds of cats — including the world’s most popular breed the Bengal! — in addition to the AKC having over 100 breeds of dogs on hand for you to see close up and in person. To be exact, we’ll have over 160 breeds of dogs and cats total under the same roof!

But Meet the Breeds isn’t just about meeting in person the cats and dogs you’ve only seen on TV, on the web or in pictures. You’ll also get to see demos of dog AND cat agility (yes cat agility!), cat “haute couture” on the runway, visit vendors….oh, and to just focus on cats, we’ll also have presentations on cat grooming, a parade of breeds, junior exhibitor information and even a place where you can register your household pet cat for free.

So what are you waiting for? Circle November 19 or 20 on your calendar, and buy your tickets at www.MeettheBreeds.com