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 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.



October MKC Meeting: October 16 at 7:30 pm. Location is Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Avenue South, Richfield. At this meeting we will discuss plans for the annual MKC Conformation Show. Please plan to join us and get an update on the upcoming MKC Conformation Show (Nov 18/19) held at Canterbury Park! There is always a need for extra help with a variety of jobs at the show, i.e. hospitality, set up on Friday, clean up on Sunday, stewarding, etc., so please consider volunteering, even for a few hours. Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! If you would like to volunteer, but are unable to come to the meeting please contact Ralph Hogancamp (sandyralph@comcast.net) or Larry Mackai (larrymackai@comcast.net). Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Here are some areas that could use some help:

  • Dick Rueter will need help laying out vendor booths early Friday morning
  • Help putting up various banners and signs Friday late morning
  • Need help placing tape for aisles and reserved grooming late AM/early PM Fri.
  • Peggy could use help setting up ring tables, noonish Friday
  • Need help setting up folding chairs at ring side Fri early PM
  • Paul Hussa could use help surveying rings to assure steward coverage and all OK. Sat. and Sun.
  • Larry Mackai could use help managing Meet the Breeds Sat and Sun
  • We need help selling catalogs Sat and Sun
  • We need help at club table/hospitality Sat and Sun
  • We need help at back door Sat and Sun.
  • Help taking down various banners and signs Sun afternoon
  • Set up the ring tables with coffee, etc an hour before the show starts on Saturday and Sunday
  • Collect items from the judges’ tables after the ring concludes on Sat and Sun
For those interested in exhibiting, premium lists are available now.

Upcoming Events:

The annual MKC Conformation Show will be held on November 17 and 18 at Canterbury Park. Set up for the show will be on Friday, November 16.

The Club's holiday party is on Monday, December 10th, 6:30 PM and will again be at Joseph's Grill in St. Paul. Details have been emailed to all members and will also be sent out via regular mail.


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