Upcoming Events

Please note change from 5 day cluster to 4 days – Charlottesville-Albemarle is no longer part of the Celebrate Virginia Cluster

2023 Celebrate Virginia Cluster  
Four Shows – One Location – Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA
Dates: Thursday – Sunday – August 24 – 27, 2023  – All events will be indoors.   

 Thursday & Friday – August 24, 2023 & August 25, 2023 – Northern Neck KC
Saturday & Sunday –  August 26, 2023 & August 27, 2023 – Greater Fredericksburg KC  

Judging panel for Northern Neck KC and Greater Fredericksburg KC now available at infodog.com

If you would like to have a regional or National Specialty or supported entries, please contact Becky Heubi, Show Chair at rheubi@aol.com

The PeeWee class will once again be offered on Saturday, August 26, 2023.  Mentor Judge – Michael Rutkas.  For further information, please contact Kim Beahm at mustluvdogs2020@aol.com.   

Obedience and rally will be on Saturday, August 26, 2023 offered by Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club – All Obedience and Rally events will be in the Pavilion with air conditioning.  ​For information regarding Obedience and Rally, please contact Pauline Shatswell at weimwagers@aol.com

Conformation Handling Classes 
Conformation Handling classes every Wednesday 7 PM at Colonial K9.  $10 per dog. 

ATT Testing –  ATT Temperament Testing – Sunday August 27, 2023 – 8:00 AM – located in the Pavilion – Evaluators – Laurie Sipe and Pauline Shatswell – Premium information and registration will be available at gfkc.org – click on ATT

GFKC Agility Trial –  September 1-3, 2023 at Level Up Dog Sports,  Mechanicsville, VA.  

Fast Cat 

GFKC Fast C.A.T.  8 Trials, 4 days NEW BEAUTIFUL VENUE.

Dates: July, 2023

Address: Southern Heritage Farm

                11528 Marsh Road (US-17)

                Bealeton, VA 22712

Entries: https://www.sugarloafmountainracing.com

Photographer: Phil Dunn

GFKC JULY 2023 F C.A.T. Premium

Bailey’s Book Club 

Please donate to AKC’s Bailey’s Book Club!

GFKC has joined the AKC’s Bailey’s Book initiative. We ask that if you can, when you attend our shows, please donate a dog-themed book or related resources suitable for students in grades k – 12 to read. The AKC program is designed to provide books for students in Title 1 schools. Through your book donations, we are all helping to provide children a chance to learn about and appreciate dogs. We will have a box for your books–which can be new or gently used–at the catalog table.  If you prefer to donate through Amazon.com, please use the link below. The books you purchase directly from Amazon will go straight to the AKC offices. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1546Y7Q2SYZD9?ref_=wl_share   Thank you for your generosity! GFKC


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.


  • Meet – Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm 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 – There are no classes being offered at this time.
  • Conformation Handling – Wednesday night at Colonial K-9
  • Hold Events – Every year we hold a Conformation Show, an Agility Trial, and an Obedience and Rally trial, plus numerous other smaller events.   The conformation, obedience and rally is held at Meadow Event Park.  The Agility trial will be held at Level Up Dog Sports, Mechanicsville, Va.
  • 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 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.