Harrisburg Kennel Club
Supporting purebred dogs for more than 80 years
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Joining HKC
Are you a dog person?

Then join the club!

Make Connections.
Dog clubs abound with dog lovers who share common interests of raising, training, breeding, and competing with purebred dogs.

Gain Knowledge.
Dog club members are knowledgeable about canine nutrition, health, training, and development.

A dog club is the place to meet experienced people with your breed of dog and learn the fine arts of showing your dog and participating in agility, obedience, tracking, hunt tests, retriever trials and many other AKC events.

Contribute to your Community
Dog clubs strive to promote and protect dogs in their communities.

Club members teach responsible dog ownership by making presentations with their dogs in schools and at other local venues.

They sponsor training classes and health clinics. They operate networks and responsible breeder locator services. 

They monitor and provide input for legislation governing responsible dog ownership. 

The Harrisburg Kennel Club welcomes new members throughout the year. If you own a purebred dog and are interested in the sport of purebred dogs, consider joining us!

Attend three monthly meetings;
Find a member to sponsor you; and
Submit your membership application.

Both the general membership and the board vote on prospective members. Members receive:
Web page advertisement for your kennel and notoriety of your breed;
Paid tuition for educational seminars; and 
Subscription to Kennel Yelps, Harrisburg Kennel Club’s newsletter.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. The public is invited to attend meetings, however, be forewarned – the sport of dogs can be highly contagious!!