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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 Host Breeder Seminar On August 25, 2018

LKC is holding a Breeder Seminar on August 25, 2018 at Millersville University. Dr. Melissa Goodman, DVM will be the presenter. Topics include Ovulation Timing (Reproductive Physiology, Tools, and Timing Breedings) and Artificial Insemination Techniques. The seminar runs 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM and the cost, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch is $75. Registration deadline is August 10. 2018. More details and the registration flier can be downloaded here

LKC Scholarships For Veterinary Medicine Students Announced

This year the Lancaster Kennel Club is offering one (1) $4,000.00 Scholarship to a veterinary medicine student and two (2) $1500.00 scholarships to two vet tech students who are enrolled in one of the following Vet Tech Programs: Harcum College, Johnson College, Lehigh Carbon & Northampton Community Colleges, Manor College, Wilson College or YTI Career Institute


Deadline for the 2018-2019 School Year application is June 1, 2018 .
This scholarship is intended for those students who anticipate a career in small animal practice, particularly dogs.


Applications are available on the LKC web site below and must be returned to:
Joy Ellwanger, CVT
437 S. Plum Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552-2709
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Email Completed Applications to: or



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 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

Red Rose Classic Vendors Announced

As part of Red Rose Classic Weekend, Pet Valu, 1024 Lititz Pike, Lititz will be a vendor on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Stop by at the show or visit online at here. Pet Valu - Your Pet - Your Store

As part of Red Rose Classic Weekend, Cardinal Hollow Winery will be a vendor on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Stop by at the show or visit online at here. Home of the famous jalapeno wine and whiskey mead

As part of Red Rose Classic Weekend, Embellished Images by CSDI will be a vendor on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Stop by at the show or visit online at here. We take the ordinary and make it extraordinary

As part of Red Rose Classic Weekend, Butterfly Farm Pet Treats will be a vendor on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Stop by at the show or visit online at here. Treats designed with dogs in mind

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