Minneapolis Kennel Club


About the Minneapolis Kennel Club

 Founded in 1933, the Minneapolis Kennel Club is one of the oldest kennel clubs in Minnesota. Its mission is to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to advance the interests of dog shows and obedience trials, and to encourage sportsmanship at such events.

The Minneapolis Kennel Club conducts educational meetings and seminars , sanctioned matches,an annual all-breed dog show and an obedience trial. The club is an active donor to the purebred dog community.



Dog Show

November 18 and November 19

Important Information for Exhibitors: Exhibitors will be allowed into the show site at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 17.

Location: Canterbury Park, Shakopee. Admission is $8.00 for adults;$4.00 for seniors; free for children. Free parking. This show is a great opportunity to see world-class dogs. There are 1021 dogs entered in Saturday's show, representing over 100 breeds, and 1005 dogs entered in Sunday's show. Both shows begin at 8:00 AM.

A schedule of judging times for all the breeds that are entered is located here. Judging times are approximate. If you are interested in a particular breed, determine the approximate time that breed is showing so that you don't miss the dogs you want to see. All breeds will not be present for the entire day. The best time to attend a dog show is early in the day so that you can see many different breeds. A helpful guide to dog shows has been written by the American Kennel Club.

Special events at the show: Meet the Breeds (a fabulous opportunity to meet various breeds of purebred dogs and to talk to their owners/handlers) and a junior handler pizza party on Saturday.

Note: Reserved grooming is sold out.

Vendors: A few spaces are still available. Contact Dick Rueter (612-280-4186) if interested.

There is always a need for extra help with a variety of jobs at the show, so please consider volunteering, even for a few hours. Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ralph Hogancamp (sandyralph@comcast.net) or Larry Mackai (larrymackai@comcast.net). Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer! Here are some areas that could use some help: -

  • Dick Rueter will need help laying out vendor booths early Friday morning
  • Help putting up various banners and signs Friday late morning
  • Need help placing tape for aisles and reserved grooming late AM/early PM Fri.
  • Peggy could use help setting up ring tables, noonish Friday
  • Need help setting up folding chairs at ring side Fri early PM
  • Paul Hussa could use help surveying rings to assure steward coverage and all OK. Sat. and Sun.
  • Larry Mackai could use help managing Meet the Breeds Sat and Sun
  • We need help selling catalogs Sat and Sun
  • We need help at club table/hospitality Sat and Sun
  • We need help at back door Sat and Sun.
  • Help taking down various banners and signs Sun afternoon
  • Set up the ring tables with coffee, etc an hour before the show starts on Saturay and Sunday
  • Collect items from the judging tables after the ring concludes on Sat and Sun

Holiday Party: The annual MKC meeting and holiday party will be held on December 11 (Monday) evening at Joseph's Grill in St. Paul. Thanks to Paul Hussa who suggested Joseph's and made all the arrangements. Note that the event is on a Monday evening. Details will be posted as December comes closer. Map to Joseph's Grill.


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