GFKC member, Greg Jameson, 73, passed away July 2, 2023. Greg served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and earned his bachelor’s degree in geology from Iowa State University. For most of his career, he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers as a geologist and geo mapping expert.

Greg was a member of the Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club for many years and was passionate about dog training and taught puppy obedience classes.

In addition, Greg was a very dedicated GFKC member and a breeder of Cavalier King Charles  Spaniels. He served on the GFKC Board a number of times, serving several terms as president and one term as treasurer. He also served as our dog show chairman for several years. Greg was devoted to helping run our conformation handling classes and welcoming new dog owners into our club and our classes. He showed his dogs in both conformation and agility. He was a kind and helpful person and was an asset to our club and to the community.

Greg retired to Sarasota in 2015. We remember him fondly, and we will miss him.

Rally – Saturday August 26, 2023

Rally Maps – Advanced #24A (3) Choice #24A Excellent #24A Intermediate #24A (1) Master #24A (1) Novice #24A (1)


GFKC store items now available to members only.  Log into members tab with ID/PW and you will be directed to the store link.  Some members have received their order and noted great quality product and true to size.


ATT premium now available.  Sunday, August 27, 2023, Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, hosted by Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club, Celebrate Virginia Dog Show Cluster.  No entries will be accepted prior to June 28th.  Registration form and payment needs to be submitted before officially entered.   The links are below.  Payment can be made via credit card at gfkc.org and click on payments.  An additional link for your breed information is available as well, which you may print, fill out and  bring to testing or fill out at testing.

ATT premium ATT premium 2023Official AKC ATT Entry Form, Breed form ATT Your-Breeds-Temperament 2023

Agility Premium September 1-3, 2023, now available.

Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club September 2023 Premium

  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.
PeeWee liability form – Pee Wee Release of Liability_v2

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.  

Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club September 2023 Premium

Fast Cat  – Fall schedule TBA

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.