CELEBRATE VIRGINIA CLUSTER DOG SHOW – FIVE DAYS – FIVE SHOWS – FREDERICKSBURG EXPO CENTER – JANUARY 9-13, 2019 – NORTHERN NECK KENNEL CLUB, GREATER FREDERICKSBURG KENNEL CLUB AND CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE KENNEL CLUB – ALL BREED SHOW – OWNER HANDLER ALL FIVE DAYS – CERF EYE CLINIC ON FRIDAY – CARDIAC CLINIC ON SATURDAY. See premium for more information at infodog.com or click on the link http://pdf.infodog.com/prm/070/prm070.pdf
NOTE: Holiday Inn Express Southpoint (540) 898-5550) should be listed under Accommodations in the premium. They have graciously offered a special rate for exhibitors and dogs for the week. If you are interested in staying there, please ask for the Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club rate or click on the link Celebrate Virginia Cluster to get the special rate. Any questions regarding other accommodations, please contact the hotels directly. See list in premium.
****NOTICE OF CANCELLATION**** CONFORMATION RUN-THRUS FOR OCT 31, 2018, 7:30-8:30 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
NEW CLASSES BEGINNING IN OCTOBER 2018
Obedience and Agility Classes begin Saturday, October 20, 2018 for six weeks.
Wednesday Rally begins September 19, 2018 for six weeks.
AKC STAR Puppy NEW date beginning September 18, 2018 for six weeks.
Currently, Saturday Rally is not on the calendar.
The Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club was founded in 1970 under the name Rappahannock Valley Breeders Association by a group of dedicated dog fanciers. Several of the founding members remain active in the club. In 1973, at the suggestion of the American Kennel Club, the name was change to the name we have today; the Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club. In 1977 approval was granted to conduct licensed AKC events. GFKC has continued to grow and serve the breeders, exhibitors, pet owners and the community.
The Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club will: further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of purebred dogs, and encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and performance events. GFKC welcomes all mixed breed dog owners who are dedicated to and passionate about enhancing the life of their canine companions. As part of its mission, GFKC will provide means of informing the public about (1) the standards for purebred dogs, (2) availability of sound registered dogs as pets and show prospects, and (3) conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, and performance events for purebreds and mixed breed dogs under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
WHAT WE DO
- Meet – Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm (7 pm if program scheduled) at Christ Lutheran Church, 1300 Augustine Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Occasionally we will meet at another location to include our dogs. Please check the calendar of events. We meet to discuss club business, plan events, gather for special programs and talk about the latest happenings in the world of dogs. Prospective new members and guests are always welcome.
- Classes – GFKC provides classes for members and the general public. We offer classes in Agility, Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten and Handling/Socialization. See our Classes page for more information.
- Hold Events – Every year we hold a Conformation Show, an Agility Trial, and an Obedience and Rally trial, plus numerous other smaller events. These events are held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center and the Fredericksburg Field House to name a few. They are open to the public with free admission.
- Public Education – One of our main goals is to educate people in the many aspects of pure bred dogs.
CANCELLATION POLICY. In the event there is inclement weather, i.e. snow or severe storms, on a meeting night, class day, or any other scheduled GFKC event, a notice will be provided on this website as well as on the Facebook page. You may also contact the appropriate instructor for that event via email or phone.