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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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LKC Community Outreach and Education


Lancaster Kennel Club members are active in the community, especially when it comes to educating the public about the health and welfare of their canine companions. In addition to sponsoring and producing the annual LKC dog shows, the membership provides educational programs for the community and schools.

The LKC membership also reaches out to the community by

  • maintaining a help line to the community for educating new owners and referring potential dog enthusiasts to reputable breeders. Contact our Breed Referral.

  • holding Canine Good Citizenship Tests for dogs of both LKC members and non-members.

  • offering free educational programs at its membership meetings which are open to the public.

  • awarding over $100,000 in scholarships to students studying small animal care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Harcum Junior College Veterinary Technician Program and at other nationally recognized veterinary schools, universities and technical schools.

  • providing leadership at the local, state and national levels in many areas of canine legislation with the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs and the American Kennel Club.

Click on the links on the left for more details!