A kennel club is a group of people who share a common interest in dogs, and dog training, sports and showing. Some clubs are breed specific, Mattaponi Kennel Club is not breed specific lending itself to quite an eclectic group!
The purpose of a kennel club can differ depending upon it’s mission statement. MKC focuses on promoting dog training and breeding, by putting on trials and shows in obedience, agility, breed and tracking. In addition, the club provides agility training to it’s club members and the general public. MKC meets ten times a year to discuss club business and make necessary plans for upcoming events and classes. Any kennel club should provide support among it’s members in terms of dog advice on any topic. MKC does this through it’s library that members can borrow resources from and it’s Yahoo group where a member can find any host of topics being discussed. If a member asks a question someone will know the answer or at least have an opinion on it.
The love of dogs and the sports they compete in can create a very supportive and fun group for any dog enthusiast.
You may contact Kathleen Hurst with questions about membership.