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Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.

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Established in 1945


Looking for a breeder?


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.


or call our Breeder Referral line at
(717) 68-LKC-68  (685-5268)
We'll be happy to assist.


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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.


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Celtic Classic information is now available here. The dates are March 11th to 15th




The Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc. is offering $7,000 in scholarships to two (2) veterinary technician students and one (1) veterinarian students who will be returning for the third term of the 2015 academic year. This scholarship is intended for those students who anticipate a career in small animal practice particularly dogs.


Residents of all counties in the Commonwealth of PA will be eligible for the scholarship.


Application Forms for veterinary students available HERE


Application Forms for vet-tech students available HERE


Applications must be returned to the Scholarship Committee on or before March 14, 2015.
Please send to:        Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.
                       c/o  Joy Ellwanger, CVT
                       437 S. Plum Street
                       Mount Joy, PA  17552-2709
                       Email: or

The recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors of the Lancaster Kennel Club.

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 even numbered months
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

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The Lancaster Kennel Club makes no warranties, expressed or implied as to the condition of any dogs being offered for sale, standards or practices of any breeders, the quality of their animals, or the accuracy of any information contained within this web site. The Lancaster Kennel Club does not endorse, recommend, or guarantee any kennel, breeder or dogs listed here.
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