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NEW YORK (September 3, 2013) – Lights, camera, action!  With over 200 breeds and just two days to meet them all, there’s sure to be plenty of canine and feline fun for everyone! This year’s annual AKC Meet the Breeds® event will take place on September 28 and 29, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Calm Coat is gearing up for the show and ready to host two special celebrity canines: Tito the Pom and Beefy the Bulldog!

How it works:
Tito and Beefy will be modeling the Calm Coat from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at the AKC Meet the Breeds event. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose in a picture with these two outgoing, fun and absolutely adorable pups! Participants who snap a photo with Tito and Beefy will automatically receive a Calm Coat coupon.

Who is Tito the Pom?
As a personal sidekick and more importantly, loyal companion to celebrity dog groomer, Jorge Bendersky, Tito sure knows a thing or two about strutting his stuff and leaving a lasting impression! Tito currently resides in ‘the city that never sleeps,’ Manhattan; which is quite the perfect home for this energetic, personable and fun-loving Pom. Sleeping is at the bottom of the priority list for Tito! He travels often, attending some of the most significant and popular pet events in the world. Tito is very fortunate as he spends most of his time in the spotlight, making him a true celebrity pup! He loves to be the center of attention and frequently appears with Jorge on television showing off his perfectly groomed coat. Staying groomed and maintaing a clean, healthy and very stylish image is important to Tito. Learn more about Tito: Facebook: Twitter: @TitoThePom.

Who is Beefy the Skateboarding Bulldog?
Beefy is a skateboarding Bulldog and part time Model from New York City! Beefy has been skating and entertaining folks for 5 years now since he was a young pup! Beefy’s first foray into the entertainment industry started on the Dr. Oz show- March 2011. He has also done ads for Jimmy Choo- with Terry Richardson directing the shoot- Yup- Beefy worked with Terry before Kate Upton did. Beefy’s breakout role came earlier this year when he was cast on the CBS hit summer show- “Dogs In The City.” Since then it’s been a whirlwind… Beefy has skated at the Dew Tour in Ocean City, MD in August. He flew out to LA in September and skated the indoor ramp at the Red Bull HQ. He has done countless appearances in NYC and beyond and has made quite a name for himself. Learn more about Beefy: Twitter: @Beefythebulldog.

AKC Meet the Breeds® annual event is a pet lover’s dream come true. Sponsored by PetPartners, Inc. a leading pet healthcare provider, AKC Meet the Breeds is the world’s largest showcase of dogs and cats and offers pet lovers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the country’s rarest dog and cat breeds. Spectators can talk to responsible breeders and owners about these amazing animals and determine the right breed for their lifestyle.

It’s no surprise that BH Pet Gear will be attending this year’s event with their recently launched product, Calm Coat. Just like humans, dogs have anxieties and fears too. The Calm Coat uses the swaddling technique to relax the dog and works by applying constant, gentle pressure to the animal’s torso. Completely safe and comfortable for dogs, the Calm Coat is a drug-free, easy to use product for canine anxiety. As pet owners, it is difficult to deal with a nervous dog and no one likes to see their beloved pet upset. The Calm Coat is a great solution for calming down our four-legged friends and putting their anxieties at ease. Learn more at Facebook: Twitter: @CalmCoatBHPG.

About BH Pet Gear
BH Pet Gear specializes in the design development and manufacturing of quality pet products and accessories.Our product groups include: Dog Apparel, Dog Beds, Leashes, Collars, Harnesses, Bowls, Toys& More. Our mission is to bring high performance pet products to the retail market at consumer friendly prices. Working on both private label and licensed programs BH Pet Gear’s products can be found across the United States at most of the country’s top retailers. To learn more, visit:

About Meet the Breeds
From Afghan Hounds to the Turkish Van, AKC Meet the Breeds® showcases 160 American Kennel Club® (AKC) registered dog breeds and this year will feature 50 cat breeds registered by The International Cat Association (TICA) in booths individually decorated to depict each breed‟s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for potential pet owners to interact with responsible breeders and play with dogs and cats while educating themselves about responsible pet ownership and choosing the right pet for their lifestyle. AKC Meet the Breeds is proudly presented by PetPartners, Inc., a leading pet healthcare provider, and will feature more than 160,000 square feet of dog and cat festivities including ongoing demonstration rings – featuring law enforcement K-9‟s, dog agility, grooming– and more than 100 vendor booths that offer every imaginable product for pets and their owners. Event sponsors include The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Pet Brands, Inc., P&G Pet Care, Eukanuba and Motel 6. For more information visit

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