WHAT IS THE DURHAM KENNEL CLUB?

The Durham Kennel Club was established in the late 1920's. We are devoted to the betterment of all dogs. Our members are dog owners from all walks of life, many of whom are full time dog breeders, weekend dog showers or just concerned and interested pet owners. DKC is a member club of the American Kennel Club.

WHAT WE DO

DKC holds two Dog Shows yearly. Our Spring Show in March is part of a 7-day circuit held in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds. Our Fall Show in September is part of a 4 day Labor Day circuit held in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds. Both shows offer conformation judging and obedience competition. Our club holds Tracking Trials and several Canine Good Citizenship Tests annually. The Club also holds a 2 day Obedience trial in December, in addition we also hold 2 Agility Trials a year one in April and the second in September.

WHAT WE OFFER

DKC offers to its members and to the general public classes in obedience, agility and conformation show handling.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Our club gets involved with all legislation involving dogs. Some of our members and their dogs visit rest homes and similar facilities. We offer a Breeder Referral Service to the community providing information on buying a puppy, finding breeders, and other information on dogs.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Our monthly meetings are normally held on the third Monday of each month except in February which is our Annual Awards Dinner. We do not meet in June or July. We have a Christmas Party in December. Our meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 7 pm followed by a dog-related program and then our business meeting.

FACILITIES

Most of our activities take place at our clubhouse at 7318 Guess Road in northern Durham County, 8.3 miles from I-85. See map