Welcome to the Clermont County Kennel Club,
your Clermont County link to the wonderful world of
purebred dogs!

Who are we and what do we do?

CCKC is a member club of the American Kennel Club, the country's oldest and largest purebred dog registry. We are a club of dog fanciers who get together to host shows, provide educational information to all dog owners, and support various dog-related events throughout the area.

CCKC operates a breeder referral service accessible by email and telephone. You can reach our hotline volunteers at (513) 756-9022 or editor@canismajor.com for a referral to breeder or a regional or national breed club. (You might also try the American Kennel Club 900 number [(900) 407-PUPS (7877)]— touch tone phone required — or visit the AKC website at www.akc.org.)

Our calendar includes our big October weekend featuring three days of conformation shows, a canine health clinic, a raffle, and more. The show is held at Eukanuba Hall at the Roberts Centre off I-71 in Wilmington. (More about the show)

CCKC members are active in a broad range of dog sports. We compete in breed competitions; obedience, Rally, and agility trials, and many AKC and breed club tests that prove the natural abilities of our dogs to hunt, herd, and perform other breed-specific tasks. The club recognizes these achievements with awards for members who achieve a championship with a dog they have bred, own, and handle and for those who achieve titles in at least three different disciplines. We also honor a Member of the Year and recognize long-time members who work for the club and the sport of dogs with lifetime memberships.

As with all AKC member clubs, CCKC operates under an AKC-approved Constitution and Bylaws.

CCKC opposes laws and regulations that harm responsible dog owners and works to pass reasonable laws to protect dogs and dog owners through Ohio Valley Dog Owners Inc. We are a member club of the National Animal Interest Alliance, Ohio Valley Dog Owners, and the AKC Canine Health Foundation, host AKC education booths, administer the Forrest Dye Education Fund, give scholarships to junior handlers, operate a breeder referral service, support local and state 4-H dog events, and donate money to various animal-related charities and organizations. Past donations include a set of AKC breed video tapes to the Clermont County library system, bullet-proof vests to two local police dogs, resuscitation masks for dogs and cats to local fire departments, scholarships to veterinary technician students, and dog toys to a prison program for rescue of retired racing greyhounds. Members also participate in education booths at various area functions, join other area clubs in educational efforts, and testify at local and state government hearings on matters of interest to dog owners. For more information about club activities, contact our club secretary.

Why purebred dogs?

Dogs have been companions and working partners to man for centuries. People developed breeds to do particular jobs from warming castle beds to herding reindeer or sheep, hunting birds or large game, keeping vermin out of the kitchen and barn, and guarding possessions and families. Keeping breeds pure is an art and a science practiced by fanciers such as CCKC members who breed, train, and show their dogs.

Club members are involved in breeding, conformation shows, obedience trials, lure coursing, go-to-ground competitions, carting, water rescue, search and rescue, agility, and more to maintain the integrity of their breeds, provide public service, and enjoy canine companionship and skills.

Many club members have certified therapy dogs that visit nursing homes and hospitals, and many are involved in breed rescue to help dogs of their breeds that need new homes. Some club members train their dogs in search and rescue to help find people who are lost or have been the victims of natural disasters or other tragedies.

Several club members are dog show judges who have studied various breeds intensely so they can judge canine conformation shows.

Most club members are pet owners first and show dog owners second; all club members are interested in spreading the word about the joy of owning a purebred dog.

Are Purebred Dogs Under Attack Today?

Yes! Dogs and dog owners today are under intense scrutiny. Urban and suburban governments (and sometimes the state government) pass laws that restrict dog ownership because some people are not responsible dog owners. Neighbors do not like dogs that bark at night or run loose, resulting in a variety of laws from noise ordinances to limits on the number of dogs permitted in one home. Some breeds are targeted as vicious because their owners fail to train them to be good canine citizens.

Some groups and individuals also disparage purebred dog breeding and work to subject breeders to a variety of licensing requirements or bans on canine husbandry practices or certain types of training equipment. For more information on laws affecting dogs and dog owners, visit the NAIA, NAIA Trust, AKC, and Ohio Valley Dog Owners websites.

How do we help purebred dogs and their owners?

Why not join and help us?

CCKC is your Clermont County link to the wonderful world of purebred dogs!

We join The American Kennel Club, The National Animal Interest Alliance, AKC Canine Health Foundation & Ohio Valley Dog Owners in promoting the value of purebred dogs in all of their roles in today's society and in protecting the rights of responsible dog breeders, owners, and exhibitors.
To find out more about our club check out our About CCKC page

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