IN MEMORY OF MARGARETA WILLIAMSON
We lost a wonderful mentor and friend on Wednesday, August 17th. Margareta Williamson passed away at 84 yrs of age. Margareta was a wonderful obedience trainer for all who were fortunate to take classes from her. She had many interests through her dogs as well as through her Mary Washington College courses and graduation with a degree in Historical Preservation. She went on to University of Virginia where she earned a Master’s Degree in Architectural History. She was a member of the Stafford Historical Society. She became a member of the University of Mary Washington’s Elderstudy, and served on its Board of Directors bringing many dog related programs to its curricula, including Search and Rescue Dogs, and about being an Animal Control Officer. Margareta is perhaps most proud of being the founder of the 4-H Canine Competition of the Virginia State Fair and the many graduates of her classes she has helped to become good K9 citizens and better competitors. She also showed her beloved Keeshonden in conformation and finished many Champions. She had lost her beloved Audey (Keestorpet’s Chardonney) several months ago, who she had imported from Mona Karlsson in Sweden, and had imported several of her Kees. Margareta has raised Collies and Keeshonden and had traveled to Sweden and England to select Kees to improve the breeding for her very successful Keestone Kennels. She was a charter member of the Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club and had been the club’s President, Treasurer, and Show Chairman. It is a great tribute to her that she will be remembered as a true friend, and greatly missed.
The Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club Dog Show on August 26 &-27, 2022 will be dedicated to Margareta.
Newly Added Events – Bailey’s Book Club and Premium for GFKC Agility September 2-4, 2022
Conformation Handling – Each Wednesday night 7-8 PM Colonial K-9
2022 Celebrate Virginia Cluster
Five Shows – One Location – Meadows Event Park, Doswell, VA
Dates: August 24 – 28, 2022 – All events will be indoors. Indoor reserved grooming with electric will be available.
August 24, 2022 & August 25, 2022 – Northern Neck KC (Wednesday & Thursday)
Friday August 26, 2022 & Saturday August 27, 2022 – Greater Fredericksburg KC (Friday and Saturday)
Sunday August 28, 202s – Albemarle-Charlottesville KC
Back again this year, Cardiac and Eye Clinics.
Eye Clinic – Friday, August 26, 2022 – noon to 4PM. $55.00 Dr. Ann Bosiack, DCM, DACVO – first come first served – no appointments.
Contact Chair, Marge Brandel at (540)907-6490 for more information.
Cardiac Clinic – Saturday August 27, 2022, Dr Emily Westphal, DVM, DACVIM
Auscultation $70.00 Ultrasound $275.00. Appointments required. No appointments will be made prior to June 29th, or until premium for the show is available on infodog.com
For more information, contact Chair, Gail Ratliffe (540) 623-4677
Obedience and rally will be on Saturday, August 27, 2021 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 email@example.com
GFKC Agility Trial – September 2-4, 2022
GFKC AGILITY TRIAL PREMIUM LIST NOW AVAILABLE
AKC All-Breed SPECIAL EVENT TRIALS
This Event is Accepting Entries for All American Dogs Listed in the AKC Canine Partners Program
Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club (Licensed by the American Kennel Club)
Level Up Web site – https:/www.levelupdogsports.com
ONLINE ENTRIES available through LabTestedOnline.com
September 2-4, 2022 Event #2022103920, #2022103914 & 2022103915
Level Up Dog Sports
8438 Old Richfood Rd,
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Total of 300 runs Friday, 350 runs Saturday & Sunday Indoors on synthetic turf, 1 ring, min. 78 x114
Clip n Go Rubberized Contacts
Trial Hours: 7:am to 7pm .
Judge: Mark Upshaw
Fast Cat – 2022 dates and location
Oct, 12 & 13, 2022. Two trials each day. One a.m. run/trial, One p.m. run/trial Location: 1 Old Car Dr., White Post VA
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.
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 – 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.