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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!

LKC cohosted The Celtic Classic from March 14-18, 2018 at the York Expo and Fairgrounds. Over 9900 entries from almost 170 breeds and varieties were entered. Visit The Celtic Classic website to see photos from the show

LKC will host The Red Rose Classic on May 12 and 13, 2018 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Visit The Red Rose Classic page here for more information about the show

As part of Red Rose Classic Weekend, LKC will host its first Coursing Ability Test (CAT) Trials on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Lebanon Expo Center. Download the premium list here

At the February 14 General Membership meeting, LKC members voted to donate $2000 to help purchase a bulletproof vest for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Departmnet newest K-9 Officer, Diesel. Read about Diesel and Ronin, who has retired here or the LNP article about our donation here

LKC held a "Meet The Breeds" at the "It's A Pet's Life" Festival on October 21, 2017. The event was co-sponsored by Lancaster County Pets Magazine and Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Photos from the event can be see here"

LKC held its annual Agility Trials on September 30 and October 1. Click here to see photos from the trials

LKC hosted its annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day on September 17th. Click here, or here, or here to view photos from the day on the LKC Facebook page

LKC held a "Meet The Breeds" at the Lancaster County Sheriff's K-9 Motorcycle Ride On June 11, 2017. Click here to see photos from the event"

The Red Rose Classic was held on May 14, 2017 at the Lebanon Expo Center. To view photos of the event click here

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