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Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.

Established in 1945 





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Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.


We are a dedicated group of pure-bred dog lovers in the greater Lancaster area. Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc., LKC, is a not-for-profit all-breed club consisting of owners, breeders, and exhibitors of all breeds of pure-bred dogs. Organized to promote canine education for the community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, LKC has served dog lovers for over 50 years.


Lancaster Kennel Club has awarded over $100,000.00 in Scholarships to Veterinary and Veterinary Technician Students attending Institutions such as University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech School of Veterinary Medicine, and Harcum Junior College to name a few.


Latest News: News is updated frequently. Bookmark us and stop by often!

LKC To Co-host Celtic Classic Dog Show - March 13-17, 2019

LKC will once again cohost The Celtic Classic from March 13-17, 2019 at the York Expo and Fairgrounds. York Kennel Club and Delaware Valley Kennel Club will be the other cohosts. Please visit The Celtic Classic website at our new web address

LKC Announces Annual Scholarship Awardees for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year

LKC announces its scholarship awardees for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Krystal Hilts, Lititz has been awarded $1500 to continue her vet tech studies at York Technical Institute. Katherine Toliver, Cochranville, has been awarded $1500 to continue her vet tech studies at Harcum College. Kaitlyn Dreese, McClure, has been awarded $4000 to continue her studies of veterinary medicine at the University of Penn, New Bolton. Scholarships are offered annually with applications and information posted here on April 1 for the following academic year.

LKC Members and Their Breeds At "It's A Pet's Life" Festival On October 20

LKC members and their dogs attended "It's A Pet's Life Festival" on October 20, 2018. This event took place at one of the co-sponors, the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory located at 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. Lancaster County Pet Magazine was also a co-sponsor. LKC would also like to thank Dr. Krista Corey of Landisville Animal Hospital for providing micro-chipping services during the Festival. For more photos of our members and their breeds, vist our Facebook page here

LKC Hosts Breeder Seminar On August 25, 2018

The Lancaster Kennel Club would like to thank Dr. Melissa Goodman, DVM of Veterinary Reproductive Services Philadelphia for an informative and enlightening Canine Reproductive Seminar on August 25. This was the first in what we hope to be a yearly seminar series hosted by Lancaster Kennel Club for the benefit of the Responsible Pure Bred Dog Breeder and Veterinary Professional. We also would like to thank all those who attended for their support and know that they left the seminar well informed with information for the benefit of our breeds. Photos from the seminar can be viewed here


LKC In The News and Event Photos

LKC held The 73rd Annual Red Rose Classic on May 13, 2018 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Visit Tom Digiacomo's Dog Show Photography, Inc. web site to view photos of the winners. page Click here

The 23rd Annual Red Rose Classic held in 1968 was recently featured in the LNP Sunday News' "Lancaster That Was" May 13 column. See the article and some junior handler photos here

LKC cohosted The Celtic Classic from March 14-18, 2018 at the York Expo and Fairgrounds. Over 9900 entries from almost 170 breeds and varieties were entered. Visit The Celtic Classic website to see photos from the show

At the February 14 General Membership meeting, LKC members voted to donate $2000 to help purchase a bulletproof vest for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Departmnet newest K-9 Officer, Diesel. Read about Diesel and Ronin, who has retired here or the LNP article about our donation here

Club Objectives:

  • To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs.

  • To protect and advance the interest of all breeds of purebred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog show and obedience trials. For an excellent essay on Sportsmanship, see this excellent piece by Gregory Alden Betor , an AKC judge.

  • To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.

General Meeting

Second Wednesday of February, April, October
7:00 P.M.
Park City Mall Community Room
Second floor above Kohl's
Lancaster, PA



Board Meetings

First Monday of odd numbered months
7:00 P.M.



Directions: From PA Route 283 East or West take Salunga exit. Turn South on Spooky Nook Road.
Proceed approx. 1 mile to S. Chiques Rd., turn right. Continue on S. Chiques Rd. approximately one
mile to Liederkranz on left after crossing Chiques Creek.
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Please make a note of our postal address —
Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 7511
Lancaster, PA 17604-7511