Kennesaw Kennel Club Mission Statement
- To further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dogs.
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of all breeds of pure-bred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials.
- To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, and obedience trials under the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club.
About Kennesaw Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club (AKC) was established in 1884 to promote the study, breeding, exhibiting and advancement of purebred dogs. It is the largest not-for-profit purebred dog registry in the nation. The AKC approves and maintains the official records of over 15,000 sanctioned and licensed events each year. The AKC has approximately 500 member clubs and over 4,000 affiliated clubs. And one of those clubs is located right here in Cobb County: the Kennesaw Kennel Club.
From the Alaskan Malamute to the Wirehaired Vizsla, there are numerous breeds of dogs, and the members of the Kennesaw Kennel Club know just about all of them. The group, founded in 1972, seeks to promote all breeds of purebred dogs as well as offer approved dog shows and obedience trials in accordance with the rules and regulations provided by the American Kennel Club.
The Kennesaw Kennel Club plays host to two American Kennel Club Conformation Show in October of each year. Showing dogs is a sport where the thrill of competition is combined with the joy of seeing beautiful dogs. Dog shows are one of many types of AKC dog events in which AKC registered dogs can compete. These events include dog shows and tests of instinct and trainability, such as obedience trials, Canine Good Citizen tests, field trials, agility trials, lure coursing, rally, hunting tests, herding trials, tracking tests, coonhound and earthdog events. Dog shows (conformation events) are intended to evaluate breeding stock. The dog’s conformation (overall appearance and structure), an indication of the dog’s ability to produce quality puppies, is judged. This year, the Kennesaw Kennel Klub’s Dog Show will take place October 29 – October 30. The competition is held every year at Jim R. Miller Park, located at 2245 Callaway Road SW in Marietta.
A visit to Kennesaw Kennel Club’s website will uncover a wealth of information for the seasoned dog breeder or the novice. The club has a variety of members, from breeders, to trainers, to judges and everyone in between. Kennesaw Kennel offers ShowTraining instruction in the fall and spring. Individuals are encouraged to register for these classes if interested in learning more about dog shows or wanting to have their dog participate in competition.