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 17 and November 18

Important Information for Exhibitors: Exhibitors will be allowed into the show site at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 16. Reserved Grooming is Sold Out.

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 1046 dogs entered in Saturday's show, representing 133 breeds, and 1032 dogs entered in Sunday's show, representing 130 breeds. 36 junior exhibitors will be showing both days. 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.

Upcoming Events:

The Club's holiday party is on Monday, December 10th, 6:30 PM and will again be at Joseph's Grill in St. Paul. Details have been emailed to all members and will also be sent out via regular mail.


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