August 2018 - What a fun day for Abilene Kennel Club members and our dogs! About 400 children and family members visited us in Dillard's Courtyard, Mall of Abilene! Such fun!
Children and families practiced dog ownership skills with us. Participants received certificates and prizes. 142 children received wristbands and coloring books for completing all five learning stations. They also signed and received a Pet Promise certificate suitable for framing.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and supporters : Whitten Inn, Key City Veterinary Clinic, Animal Health and Medical Center of Abilene, Big Country Veterinary, Jackson Bros Feed and Seed, Mall of Abilene, City of Abilene, Taylor County.
And special thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us and our dogs!
* Our annual Dog Show with Obedience and Rally Trials, is a fun, safe activity for families. It benefits our local economy by bringing in hundreds of exhibitors for the weekend.
* AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day.
* Information on training classes for show, performance, and Canine Good Citizen titles.
* Library lessons and demonstrations for students.
* Monthly membership meetings.
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Abilene Kennel Club, Inc., was founded in 1958. We are a 501(c) non-profit organization.
We work to build greater public awareness about dog training, responsible breeding of purebred dogs to preserve each breed's heritage and original purpose, responsible dog ownership, and all the various activities available for you and your dog.
We are a member club of American Kennel Club. At akc.org you will find extensive information on purebred dogs and the written standards for each of the recognized breeds.
Mixed breeds are also welcomed to join AKC and to compete in activities and performance events.
Our members are people who love dogs! We participate in conformation - the official name for dog shows - as well as performance events, including Agility, Obedience, Rally, Herding and other events you will find listed at akc.org
Some members and their dogs are certified in Pet Therapy, which allows them to visit hospitals, schools, and other venues where canines can provide emotional support.
A number of our members are occasional breeders, striving to breed the best to the best. Responsible breeders follow stringent guidelines for producing the healthiest puppies in accordance with each breed's written standard.
Your donations are welcomed to help us reach out to our community. If you are a person who loves dogs please consider joining us! Club members may pay their annual dues here: