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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 Holds "Meet The Breeds" At 7th Annual Lancaster County Sheriff's Office K-9 Motorcyle Ride June 13

LKC held a "Meet The Breeds" at the 7th Annual Lancaster County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit Motorcycle Ride. To see photos of our members and their breeds please visit our Facebook page here

2021 LKC Agility Trials - October 2 and 3 - Premium Now Available

The 2021 Annual LKC Agility Trials are scheduled for October 2 and 3 at "In The Net" in Palmyra. Opening date is July 13 and the closing date is September 13.The Premium List is now available for download here

LKC To Host "Meet The Breeds" At 7th Annual Lancaster County Sheriff's Office K-9 Motorcyle Ride June 13

LKC will hold a "Meet The Breeds" at the 7th Annual Lancaster County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) K-9 Unit Motorcycle Ride On June 13, 2021. Come out and meet our members and their breeds while supporting the LCSO. Event held at Lancaster County Emergence Training Center adjacent to Spooky Nook. For more info visit the LCSO Facebook page or click here

What Did AKC Accomplish In 2020?

Visit the LKC Facebook page to view this short (2:30) video recapping the highlights of the year here

The Celtic Classic Website For Up To Date Information On The 2022 Cluster

Visit the Celtic Classic website for the latest up to date information on one of the largest dog shows on the entire East Coast. See you in March 2022! Click here

Search For Pet Related Recalls Using The betterpet Database

Search all pet-related recalls from the FDA, American Veterinary Medical Association®, and Animal Health Foundation. Includes toys, meds, and equipment recalls — not just foods here

LKC Participates In 50 PLUS EXPO At Spooky Nook Sports On September 18, 2019

LKC Members and their dogs presented a "Meet The Breeds" at the 50 Plus Expo held September 18 @ Spooky Nook Sports. Those attending the Expo could learn about the services provided and events sponsored by LKC. If you missed us there, we will also be exhibitors at the Women's Expo on October 12, held at Spooky Nook Sports from 9 AM to 2 PM. All monies collected will benefit Red Rose Search and Rescue. You can view photos from the day on the LKC Facebook page here

LKC and Lancaster County Pet Magazine Co-host Annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day - September 15, 2019

LKC, in collaboration with Lancaster County Pet Magazine, presented its annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day (RDOD) on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Amos Herr Park, Landisville, PA. LKC would like to thank the special guests listed below that presented at our RDOD. LKC's philosophy of being responsible owners of dogs expands to all owners of pets, no matter species they may are. You can view photos from our RDOD event on our Facebook site here

  • Mike Lombardo and Artie the Disk Dog
  • Deputy David Cole and K-9 Edik from Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department
  • Alan Eckman and Percy, the Disk Dog, as seen at Lancaster Barnstormers’ games
  • Chris and Tom Hanley of Fairy Tale Acres Rescue in Denver with their pigs Apollo, Charlie and Franklin
  • Beth Peterson and Djenna, the Math Dog
  • Patti and Al Means, along with their bloodhounds Reuben and Chip from Red Rose Search and Resuce
  • Dr. Amy Fish, from Landisville Animal Hospital for providing microchipping services

2019 LKC Scholarship Awardees Announced

Lancaster Kennel Club has selected Kaitlyn Dreese of McClure, PA and Danielle Lanz of New Holland, PA as our 2019 Scholarship Awardees. Miss Dreese attends the University of Pennsylvania at New Bolton and Miss Lanz attends Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. With the $7000 awarded this year, to date Lancaster Kennel Club has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to students in veterinary medicine and veterinary tech programs. Applications for the 2020 Scholarships will be available in early April 2020 on this website.

2019 Red Rose Classic Winners Announced

Listed below are the top winners in Conformation for the 74th Annual Red Rose Classic All Breed Dog Show. Congratulations to the winners and their owners and handlers.

  • Best In Show - GCHG Hillock's Jack Daniels JH RA RATN WCX CGC VC - Golden Retriever.
  • Reserve Best In Show - CH Highland Glen My Hallejuhah - Russell Terrier.
  • Owner Handler Best In Show - CH Susqudilla's Dark Shadows - Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
  • Reserve Owner Handler Best In Show - CH Seabroook Significant Other - Sealyham Terrier.

Red Rose Saturday CAT and Rally Trial Photos Now Available

Visit the LKC Facebook page to view photos from the May 11 CAT and Rally Trials here

Thank you to our Vendors For The Red Rose Classic

The following businesses were vendors at the Red Rose Classic on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Please continue to support then by visiting their websites.

2019 Celtic Classic Dog Show Photos Now Available

LKC cohosted The Celtic Classic from March 13-17, 2019 at the York Expo and Fairgrounds. York Kennel Club and Delaware Valley Kennel Club were the other cohosts. Visit The Celtic Classic website to see photos from Saturday's show

LKC Dedicates Celtic Classic and Red Rose Classic Shows To Susan Barrett-Bullitt

Susan Barrett-Bullitt, long time LKC member and current treasurer, unexpectedly passed away on December 27, 2018. Our Celtic Classic and Red Rose Classic Shows were dedicated to Sue's memory. Read more about Sue's life, her dedication to family, and to animals 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
7:00 P.M.
Park City Mall Community Room
Second floor above Kohl's
Lancaster, PA



Board Meetings

First Monday of odd numbered months unless noted on Calendar Page
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


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