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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Agility Run-Thrus in September!

MKC is pleased to offer run-thrus on Wednesday nights, weather permitting. MKC has three rings of agility equipment. One ring will be reserved for open ring time for dogs who are familiar with equipment but not ready to compete and need to refine some skills. A MKC Instructor will be available for questions.

Run-thrus for those competing or getting ready to complete will be available in the other two rings. The courses will contain nested Novice and Masters courses.

Cost for the open ring time is $5.00 for ten minutes, for run thrus $5.00 for three minutes of ring time. No more than two runs per dog per night in either ring.


All participants, including instructors are required to complete a COVID 19 waiver each week. Those not wearing masks and not social distancing will be asked to leave if they won’t or can’t comply.




October 9, 10 & 11, White Post, VA

AKC Agility Trial

MKC has completed the steps needed to move our October agility trial from the Fredericksburg Field house to Walnut Hill Farm in Reva , VA. We moved the opening of the show to August 25th (this is to give us time to put the premium together and make sure it reflects all of the changes). It will close on October 6th in case our Governor needs to make changes in the types or numbers of gatherings due to the novel coronavirus (aka COVID 19). Changes prior to closing allow us to issue full refunds should we need to cancel. We are adding Friday as an Excellent/Masters-only day that will include STD, JWW, FAST and both Premiers.
The premium list is available here:
In addition, online entries will be accepted through the AKC online entry service.


Herding Tests

Mattaponi Kennel Club is hosting two Herding Tests events on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at Keepstone Farm in Berryville, VA. This event is open to all AKC Herding Dogs. The Club is offering” Herding Test, Pre-Trial Test; Started/Intermediate/Advanced Course A & B Sheep, Started/Intermediate/Advanced Course A & B Ducks, Started/Intermediate/Advanced Course A & B Cattle in both trials.

Farm Dog Certification testing is available for all breeds at this event.

The premium for entering the Herding Tests and Farm Dog Certification test can be found at http://www.clantyre.net/secserv/Herding/MKC-BCSA-2020-Premium.pdf. We hope to see you there.

Tracking Test

December 6, Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, VA