UPDATE! CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, ARE CANCELLED. IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT BRUCE HARTSELL, HIS NUMBER IS (804) 301-3616 AND E-MAIL IS firstname.lastname@example.org. IF YOU ARE IN A SNOW AREA, PLEASE BE CAREFUL OUT THERE
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 – Every second Thursday of the month 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 two Conformation Shows, two Agility Trials and an AKC Sanctioned Match. These events are held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center and the Fredericksburg Field House. 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 snow 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.
For all classes scheduled for Saturday, December 9th, a determination/notification will appear here tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM. Stay warm and safe!