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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!

Take Me Out To The Ball Game On June 15 And Support LKC

The Lancaster Barnstormers is holding Pet Fest on Saturday, June 15 and playing the York Revolution with a game start time of 6:30 PM at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Purchase your tickets through Groupmatics and 50% of all ticket sales will support LKC. Pet Fest is sponsored by Lancaster County Pet magazine. Click here to find out more details and purchase tickets

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

Red Rose Classic Judging Programs Now Available

The breed judging times and ring locations can be downloaded from the Jim Rau Dog Shows site here

LKC Scholarships For Veterinary Medicine Students Applications Now Available

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, Lancaster County CTCs, Lehigh Carbon & Northampton Community Colleges, Manor College, Wilson College or YTI Career Institute


Deadline for the 2019-2020 School Year application is June 1, 2019 .
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


Vendors For The Red Rose Classic Announced

The following businesses will be vendors at the Red Rose Classic on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Please support them at the show or by visiting their website.

Red Rose Classic Barn Hunt - Notice of Cancellation

Due to logistical issues, the Barn Hunt scheduled for Saturday, May 11 will not be held. The event was not listed on We apology for any inconvenience but LKC is working on scheduling one next year on May 10, 2020.

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

Red Rose Classic CAT Trial Premium Now Available

As part of Red Rose Classic Weekend, LKC is offering two CAT trials on Saturday, May 11. Each trial is limited to 40 entries. The premium with more details can be downloaded here

LKC To Dedicate 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 next two shows will be dedicated to Sue's memory. Read more about Sue's life, her dedication to family, and to animals here

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 - First Wednesday of August
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