Minneapolis Kennel Club


About the Minneapolis Kennel Club

 Founded in 1933, the Minneapolis Kennel Club is one of the oldest kennel clubs in Minnesota. Its mission is to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to advance the interests of dog shows and obedience trials, and to encourage sportsmanship at such events.

The Minneapolis Kennel Club conducts chipping clinics, educational meetings and seminars , sanctioned matches,an annual all-breed dog show and an obedience trial. The club is an active donor to the purebred dog community.


Dog Show

November 19 and November 20

Important Information for Exhibitors: Exhibitors will be allowed into the show site at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 18.

Location: Canterbury Park, Shakopee. Admission is $8.00 for adults;$4.00 for seniors; free for children. Free parking. This show is a great opportunity to see world-class dogs. There are 1055 dogs entered in Saturday's show, representing 133 breeds, and 1033 dogs entered in Sunday's show, representing 129 breeds. Saturday's show begins at 9:00 AM and Sunday's at 8:00 AM.

A schedule of judging times for all the breeds that are entered is located here. Judging times are approximate. If you are interested in a particular breed, determine the approximate time that breed is showing so that you don't miss the dogs you want to see. All breeds will not be present for the entire day. The best time to attend a dog show is early in the day so that you can see many different breeds. A helpful guide to dog shows has been written by the American Kennel Club.

Special events at the show: Meet the Breeds (a fabulous opportunity to meet various breeds of purebred dogs and to talk to their owners/handlers and a junior handler pizza party on Saturday.

New at the show: MKC is collecting donations for Second Harvest Heartland Food Shelf and People and Pets Together. Donation boxes will be at the main entrance near the catalog sales table.
Donations for people Canned tuna, ham or chicken; beef stew; chili; peanut butter; canned or dried beans; 100% fruit juice; canned fruits or vegetables; instant potatoes; pasta and sauce; boxed meals; hearty soups; rice. Personal care products and cleaning supplies are also appreciated.
Donations for pets Canned and dry dog and cat food; cat litter; new or gently used supplies. There is a full list on People and Pets Together's web site.


Mark your calendars for the MKC Holiday Party which will be held on November 29 at Centennial Lakes (same location as last year).

Welcome to new MKC member: Karen Nielsen. Karen's breed is Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Thanks for becoming an active member of the Club!


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