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.


All Breed Show:

The MKC's annual All Breed Conformation Show will be held on November 21 and 22 at Canterbury Park. The premium list for the show is available at Roy Jones Dog Shows; entries are due November 4, 2015.

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), junior handling seminar on Sunday (presented by Saturday's judge) following Best Junior judging and a junior handler pizza party on Saturday. Reserved grooming is available; check the premium list.

Vendors: If you are interested in being a vendor at this show, contact Dick Rueter, 612-822-2073.


The next MKC meeting will be held on October 20, 7:30 pm at the Richfield Community Center,7000 Nicollet Avenue South, Richfield. Please attend the meeting to find out details about the Fall conformation show, scheduled for November 22 and 23.

Mark your calendars: MKC's Holiday Party is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, at Centennial Lakes Centennial Lakes Park Hughes Pavilion, catered by Deco Catering, owned and run by Soile Anderson with managing partner Heikki Rouvinen. Soile also started and ran "Taste of Scandinavia," a well known bakery, for many years. Please note that this is both a change of location and a change of date. As you might know, the Fort Snelling Officers' Club where MKC normally holds the Holiday Party has been closed due to security concerns and was not available this year. The Hughes Pavilion is a lovely spot overlooking the Centennial Lakes Park. There is convenient parking and the food will be spectacular. Many thanks to Dick Rueter for great persistence in finding both a wonderful location and caterer for this event.


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