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Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.

Established in 1945 





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Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.


We are a dedicated group of pure-bred dog lovers in the greater Lancaster area. Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc., LKC, is a not-for-profit all-breed club consisting of owners, breeders, and exhibitors of all breeds of pure-bred dogs. Organized to promote canine education for the community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, LKC has served dog lovers for over 50 years.


Lancaster Kennel Club has awarded over $100,000.00 in Scholarships to Veterinary and Veterinary Technician Students attending Institutions such as University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech School of Veterinary Medicine, and Harcum Junior College to name a few.


Latest News: News is updated frequently. Bookmark us and stop by often!

Ice-Bern Farms and Lancaster Kennel Club are sponsoring a Barn Hunt Trial on May 13, 2017 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Click Here to find all the details and download the Premium List

Want to enter your dog in The Barn Hunt? Find out how to enter your dog here

The Red Rose Classic is scheduled for May 14, 2017 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 26 @ 12 Noon. Click Here to find out more details

The Red Rose 2017 Premium List is available HERE

Pet Valu, located at 1024 Lititz Pike, Lititz will be a vendor at the Red Rose Classic. Be sure to support them at their store in The Shoppes At Kissel Hill or visit them online at here

The LKC Agility Trials are scheduled for September 30 and October 1, 2017 at "In The Net" in Palmyra. More details coming soon.

LKC Scholarships For Veterinary Medicine Students Announced

This year the Lancaster Kennel Club is offering one (1) $4,000.00 Scholarship to a veterinary medicine student and two (2) $1500.00 scholarships to two vet tech students who are enrolled in one of the following Vet Tech Programs: Harcum College, Johnson College, Lehigh Carbon & Northampton Community Colleges, Manor College, Wilson College or YTI Career Institute


Deadline for the 2017-2018 School Year application has been extended until May 15, 2017 .
This scholarship is intended for those students who anticipate a career in small animal practice, particularly dogs.


Applications are available on the LKC web site below and must be returned to:
Joy Ellwanger, CVT
437 S. Plum Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552-2709
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Email Completed Applications to: or



LKC's Annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day was held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 as as part of the Amos Herr Country Fair In Landisville, PA. Click here to see photos from the "Meet The Breeds" session"

Club Objectives:

  • To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs.

  • To protect and advance the interest of all breeds of purebred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog show and obedience trials. For an excellent essay on Sportsmanship, see this excellent piece by Gregory Alden Betor , an AKC judge.

  • To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.

General Meeting

Second Wednesday of even numbered months
7:00 P.M.
Park City Mall Community Room
Second floor above Kohl's
Lancaster, PA



Board Meetings

First Monday of odd numbered months
7:00 P.M.



Directions: From PA Route 283 East or West take Salunga exit. Turn South on Spooky Nook Road.
Proceed approx. 1 mile to S. Chiques Rd., turn right. Continue on S. Chiques Rd. approximately one
mile to Liederkranz on left after crossing Chiques Creek.
Click for a map



Please make a note of our postal address —
Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 7511
Lancaster, PA 17604-7511