NEW CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTED and CGC TESTING! March – April 2018
Rally is now being offered on Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon. See class section for further information.
Obedience and Agility are back! Now offering Advanced Agility for 1 1/2 hours. See class section for further information.
NEW CGC TESTING DATE – March 17, 2018 at Colonial K-9. See CGC section for further information.
OUR PROUD HISTORY AND PURPOSE
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 pure-breed dogs do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of pure-breed dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials provide means of informing the public about, 1) the standards for pure-bred dogs, 2) availability of sound registered dogs as pets and show prospects conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows and obedience trials 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.