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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!



Follow The Latest Updates On The Celtic Classic Website

The Celtic Classic is scheduled for March 13 - 17 at the York Expo Center. Check the Celtic Classic Website for the latest news on the cluster here


Celtic Classic Premium Now Available On The Jim Rau Dog Show Website

The Celtic Classic is scheduled for March 13 - 17 at the York Expo Center. The premium is now available on the Jim Rau Dog Shows Website here Premium closes February 28.


LKC To Hold Rally Trials - May 11, 2024

In conjunction with our Red Rose Classic All Breed Show, LKC will host two rally trials on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Premium information will be posted here when available. See you at the Lebanon Expo Center.


LKC To Hold Fast CAT Trials - June 28 - 30, 2024

LKC will once again hold a 3 day Fast CAT Trial in Lampeter, PA on the grounds of the Fire Company. Save the Date!! Premium information will be posted here when available. See you in Lampeter.


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


Vendors Announced For LKC's Agility Trials - September 30 and October 1

The Vendors listed below are expected to be set up at our Agility Trials at In the Net, 798 Airport Road, Palmyra, PA. To find out more about each, links have been provided if available. Thank you for supporting our vendors.

  • Britting's Designs - Barbara and Jim Britting return this year offering handcrafted fabric, floral, and wood items.

  • Busy Hands Creations - Sunday Only - Sue Lutz offers Animal print leggings, dog toys, and accessories. Sue has set up at the Celtic Classic and Red Rose Classic in the past. You can find her on Facebook here

  • Dog Bones Direct - Bones, chews, and treats for dogs of all sizes. Find out more about them and their products on their website here

  • Emma's Closet - Sunday Only - Offering canine related bandanas, T-shirts and more. Find owner Elizabeth Stoltzfus' Facebook page here

  • Rich Knecht Photography - Official photographer for the Trials. Find out more about them and view the galleries after the event on their website here

  • St. Rocco's Dog Treats - They were at the Celtic Classic and Red Rose Classic. Find out more about their fresh baked, human-grade dog food and treats at their website here

  • Thank you for supporting our vendors.


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


Red Rose Classic Show Winner Photos Now Available

Visit the website of the Official Show Photographer, Terri Hirsch to view photos of our Best In Show, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCHG Greenway's Timeless Legend V Oleka CGC TKN and all the other top dogs from the show. To view, click here


Vendors Announced For Red Rose Classic May 13

  • The Vendors listed below are expected to be set up at the Red Rose Classic at Lebanon Expo Center on May 13. Thank you for supporting our vendors.

  • Busy Hands Creations - Sue Lutz offers Animal print leggings, dog toys, and accessories. Sue has set up at the Celtic Classic for many years and you can find her on Facebook here

  • St. Rocco's Dog Treats - New to Red Rose, these treats were also available through White Dog Bone at the Celtic Classic. Find out more about these treats at their website here

  • Thank you for supporting our vendors.


Vendor Listing For The Celtic Classic

18 Vendors were present in the Arena for the five days of the Celtic Classic Cluster. Some favorites returned and new ones were on hand. To view the list of vendors and continue to support them, visit the Celtic Classic website 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


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

As part of LKC's Annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day on September 18, Corporal Cole and K-9 Officer Ragnar put on a demonstration for the public in attendance. Corporal Cole shared with the public what Ragnar's duties are, how he was trained, and how he is part his family when off duty. Lancaster Kennel Club members also made a $200 donation to support the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. Photos of the Corporal Cole and Ragnar's demonstration are available to view on our Facebook Page by clicking 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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