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Lancaster Kennel Club, Inc.

Established in 1945 






Looking for a breeder?


The LKC Breeder Referral line is only for information on AKC recognized breeds. Requests for ‘designer’ or other mixed breeds cannot be replied to as they are not recognized. If you have any question on your breed’s standing please use this link to the AKC.


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We'll be happy to assist.



Dog enthusiasts, pet stores, puppy mills. It's all so confusing but we can explain.
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Best in Show


The judging at a dog show can get a bit confusing to the beginner.  Below is a chart to help you understand how every dog is judged and the progression to the climax of the day's event - The Best in Show!



Feel free to click and print out the chart and bring it with you to the show



The Dog Show Superintendents Association has put together an excellent booklet explaining the "the dog fancy" in general. It's an ideal reference for beginners, both exhibitors and guests. You can download the 24-page booklet in PDF format.