Mattaponi Kennel Club is an AKC all-breed club offering agility training. MKC hosts conformation, obedience, tracking, herding and agility trials in Northern Virginia. The club also holds Therapy Dog International and Canine Good Citizen tests.

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Mattaponi Kennel Club will observe any actions required by the State of Virginia related to COVID-19. This includes cancellation of events if restrictions on group activities are put back in place.

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MKC is currently having meetings using Zoom.  For information on the Zoom meetings, contact kthompsonhurst@yahoo.com. Meetings are held at 7:30 the first Monday of the month October- Jun and the last Monday in August.

Thank you to all who came out and supported the Club’s September Agility run-thrus, October FAST-CAT event, October Agility Trial, and the November Herding test.  We hope to see you again next year!

Thank you to all who attended our first Coursing Ability Test and Scent Work trials in January, they went so well we are hoping to do them again!  The Coursing Ability Test is May 3 in White Post, Virginia. For information, please visit SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN RACING. Ching Yao Yu will be both the trial secretary and Hunt Master for the event.

2021 Planned Events

Agility Classes: Mattaponi Kennel Club plans is offering AGILITY CLASSES starting in early April. The brochure, registration form and COVID-19 waiver form can be found here.

April 8: MKC’s CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CLASSES will begin April 8!

May 8-9: MKC’s AKC Scent Work Trial (download premium)

May 21-23: FAST-CAT: Ching Yao Yu is the trial secretary and Hunt Master. The test premium and entry information will be found on the Sugarloaf Mountain Racing website.

June 19-20: Agility Trials at Level Up Dog Sports in Richmond


  • Conformation: Dogwood Cluster: July 3 & 4 in Doswell, VA
  • Obedience/Rally Trials: July 10 and 11 at Colonial K9s in Stafford, VA.


  • FAST-CAT: October 16, 17 & 18
  • Agility Trials October 23 & 24

November 7: Herding Test

December 12: Tracking Test