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Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.

100 Years

Founded As The Lancaster County Dog Protective Association In 1920 

 

 

 

 

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The LKC Breeder Referral line is only for information on AKC recognized breeds. Requests for ‘designer’ or other mixed breeds cannot be replied to as they are not recognized. If you have any question on your breed’s standing please use this link to the AKC.

 

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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. Originally organized as the Lancaster County Dog Protective Association in 1921 to promote canine education for the community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, LKC has served dog lovers for over 100 years. Incorporation as Lancaster Kennel Club occurred in 1945.

 

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 Supports The Lancaster County Sheriff's Department K-9 Department

LKC members and their dogs attended the Annual Lancaster County Sheriff's Department K-9 Department Motorcycle Ride on June 9. Those attending had the opportunity to talk to members about their breeds and meet and greet them up close and personal. In addition, members also donated $300 to support the Department's K-9 operation. Photos of the event can be seen on our Facebook page here


Red Rose Classic All Breed Show and Rally Winner's Photos Now Available On The Terri Hirsch Photography Website

Thank you to Terri Hirsch for photographing our show. Photos of the top dogs are available for viewing and purchase on her website here


DogSense At Drake's To Be Vendor At The Red Rose Classic All Breed Show And Rally Trial

DogSense At Drakes, located in Lancaster, will be a vendor at the Red Rose Classic All Breed and Rally Trial on May 11. Be sure to stop by and see their crates, leather leads and collars, and more. Visit them online to learn about their products here


Thank You To Fortitude Canine For Being A Major Sponsor Of The Red Rose Classic All Breed Show And Rally Trial

Fortitude Canine is sponsoring the top dog prizes at the Red Rose Classic. See the premium for exact details. In addition, be sure to visit them at our show or online to learn about their products here


Thank You To Lebanon County Commissioners Hotel Tax Grant Fund For Being The Major Sponsor Of The Red Rose Classic All Breed Show And Rally Trial

The Hotel Tax Grant Fund is administered by the Lebanon County Commissioners. Grants are awarded to organizations that bring visitors to Lebanon County. Thank you to the Commissioners for awarding us a major grant to help fund our show at the Lebanon Expo Center on May 11, 2024.


Lancaster Kennel Club's Fast CAT Trials In Lampeter - June 28, 29, 30 - Premium Now Available

Register online or download the premium for LKC's Fast CAT Trials Now Available as of April 1. Premium closes June 17 or when trials fill. 3 days of trials at the Lampeter Fair Grounds. Premium information available here


2024 Vendor Listing For Celtic Classic

Coming to the Classic? Be sure to visit our 21 vendors, all located in the Main Arena. There are 16 returning favorites and 5 new vendors this year. Visit the Celtic Classic webpage to view the vendor list and links to their websites if available here


2024 LKC Calendar of Events

Please visit our Calendar Page to view LKC's Schedule of Events for 2024. General Membership meetings in February, April, August, and October are open to the public. To view, Click here


New PA Dog Modernization Law Goes Into Effect January 22, 2024

Bill 742, now known as Act 18 of 2023, goes into effect on January 22, 2024. Among the biggest changes are the requirement that all dogs be licensed at the time of purchase, either at 8 weeks (earliest legal date for purchase) or 3 months, whichever comes first. Those selling or offering dogs for adoption must provide a license application at the time of owner change. License fees are increasing as well. To find out more about the new regulations, follow the links below.

  • Current laws in effect on the PA Department of Agricultural website can be found here

  • A summary of the upcoming changes can be found here


LKC's Centennial Club Designation Recognized On TownLively.com

LKC's Recognition as a Centennial Club by AKC was featured in an August 23 online article on Townlively.com. Read the article here


LKC Recognized As Centennial Club By AKC

AKC recently recognized LKC as a Centennial Club for being in existence and affiliated with AKC for over 100 years. Originally formed as the Lancaster County Dog Protective Association in 1920, our name changed in 1945 when incorporated as Lancaster Kennel Club. To view some news stories from our early days, please visit our Facebook page here


2022 LKC Holds Annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day (RDOD)

RDOD is the American Kennel Club's nationwide initiative to educate the public about the importance of being a responsible dog owner and celebrates the deep bond between humans and their canine companions. Local AKC clubs across the US hold events to mark this initiative throughout the month of September. LKC held its RDOD as part of the Amos Herr Community Fair on September 18 at Amos Herr Park in Landisville, PA. Members presented a scent work and an agility demonstration as part of the event. Corporal Cole and K-9 Officer Ragnar of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Department also performed a demonstration. A donation of $200 from LKC members was presented to Corporal Cole and Ragnar as well. Finally, "Meet the Breeds" was held to close the event with 16 different breeds owned by members available for the public to meet up close and personal. Scenes from the day can be viewed on our Facebook page by clicking here


AKC Canine Related Materials Available For Downloading

The AKC publishes a myriad of brochures, pamphlets, and reproducibles that available for downloading on their website. There are even materials geared for children of all ages. To download, visit here


 

LKC In The News and Event Photos

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


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, August & October unless noted on Calendar Page
6:30 P.M.- Open To The Public
Manheim Township Public Library
Morgan Room B
595 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601

 

 

Board Meetings

First Monday of odd numbered months unless noted on Calendar Page
6:30 P.M. - Members Only

Manheim Township Public Library
Morgan Room B
595 Granite Run Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

 

 

Please make a note of our postal address —
Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 7511
Lancaster, PA 17604-7511

 

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