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Dues Reminder  –  Due by June 30th, payable online at gfkc.org or mail check to Treasurer, GFKC at PO Box 602, Fredericksburg, VA   22404.   Per the GFKC Constitution –

Section 2. Dues. Membership dues shall not exceed $25.00 per person
per year. The amount of yearly dues shall be determined by the Board of
Directors and confirmed by vote of the members no later than the
regular meeting date in March. During the Month of March, the
Treasurer shall notify members of their dues for the ensuing year. Dues
are due and payable on or before June 30th each year. No member may
vote whose dues are not paid for the current year.

Family member dues are $40.00.

Conformation Handling Classes Wednesday evening each month unless otherwise noted

Conformation Handling classes every Wednesday 7-8 PM at Colonial K9.  $10 per dog.   You may pay online at gfkc.org or at class.  Please have  copy of current rabies vaccination if you are new to the class.  Please note that there will be no class if there is ice or snow during the winter months or severe weather during the other months.

REMINDER..

Greater Fredericksburg KC Fast CAT

JULY 11, 12, 13&14   Two trials each day!

Millbrook Farm

12149 Morgansburg Rd

Bealeton, VA 22712

Online entries now open: https://www.sugarloafmountainracing.com

Show Chair, Kimberly Beahm mustluvdogs2020@aol.com

GFKC FASTCAT 

July 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2024 two trials each day – Location: 12149 Morgansburg Rd, Bealeton, VA 22712  Contact sugarloafmountainracing.com or Kim Beahm at mustluvdogs2020@aol.com 

2024 Celebrate Virginia Cluster  
Four Shows – One Location – Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA
Dates: Thursday – Sunday – August 22 – 25, 2024  – All events will be indoors.   

Thursday & Friday – August 22, 2024 & August 22, 2024 – Northern Neck KC  – Show Chair – Gwen Keane keanegwen@gmail.com
Saturday & Sunday –  August 24, 2024 & August 25, 2024 – Greater Fredericksburg KC – Show Chair – Becky Heubi Rheubi@aol.com

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

All events except FastCat and Dock Diving will be indoors in air conditioned space.  All grooming indoors – There will be reserved grooming spaces 10 x 10 $120, includes one electrical outlet, 10 x 20 $220, includes one electrical outlet and 10 x 10 with no electric $50 all four days only.  There will also be limited free grooming, to be removed at end of each day.  A 20 AMP electric drop will be available day of show for $50 per day.

FastCat hosted by Northern Neck Kennel Club all four days.  For more information go to speeddogcoursing.com 

Dock Diving hosted by Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club all four days.  For more information go to northamericadivingdogs.com

The PeeWee class will once again be offered on Saturday, August 24, 2024.  Ms. DiAnn Flory will be mentor judge.

Eye Clinic will be offered on Saturday, August 24, 2024 with testing by Dr. Michael Blair.  No appointments, first come, first served.  See premium when available for information.

Mr. Doug Johnson will be offering a seminar titled “Better Breeding; how to get started on  a path to success. ”  The seminar will be held on Friday late afternoon in the Pavilion.

Obedience and rally will be on Saturday, August 24, 2024 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

AKC Temperament Testing – Testing for ATT will occur on August 24, 2024 at Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, Va 23047. Entries open on around June 5, 2024.  Go to GFKC.org  for more information as available

AKC Temperament Test Practice  will also be offered as follows:
What:  AKC Temperament Test Practice Run Throughs
When: August 7 & 14, 2024
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Colonial K-9, 30 Big Spring Lane, Stafford, Va. 22554
Cost: $10.00 per dog.

These run through will begin promptly at 6:00pm and end promptly at 7:00pm.  Dogs will practice on a first come first serve basis. The cost per dog is $10.00

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

More information will be added in the future.

GFKC Agility Trial 2024

August 30 & 31, September 1, 2024 – Location:  Level Up Dog Center, Mechanicsville, VA

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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.

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PURPOSE
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 7:00 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.