2023 Training Classes – Starting the week of February 27th

Session 2 training classes are open for registration, registration closes on 2/23 at 4 pm so dont delay signing up for the classes you want to take.

Exciting new classes offerings for 2023 are available please see our training page for a full list of the classes and descriptions.

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Obedience Show n Go – March 18th

The February 11th Show n Go is sold out. The March show n go will be open for registration on 2/13 at 8 am. These events fill fast so dont delay registering.

We have monthly obedience show n gos, usually the second Saturday of the month.


Health Clinic – February 25, 2023

The health clinic is open for registration. Registration closes on 2/11. For more details about services please check out the event information on our training page.


Rally Show n Go – March 5th

Come to our Rally show n go to prepare for our March AKC rally trials! This event offers all levels of Rally competition for you to practice. The rally show n go registration closes on 2/25.


AKC Rally Trials – March 11 & 12, 2023 

Our March AKC rally trials are just around the corner! 4 trials in 2 days – come earn your Rally title at our indoor heated/cooled facility. Entries opened on January 3rd and close on February 23rd. For more information, please visit the trial secretary’s website here Clantyre 


AKC Sanctioned B Conformation Breed Match- April 1, 2023 

Come join us for our AKC conformation match on 4/1/23! We are looking forward to hosting this event to help everyone get ready for the show season and get in some great practice. For more information, please check out the event on our training page. Pre-entries accepted online; Day of Match entries will be accepted from 7 – 9 am.

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Every month of the year features valuable WKC training classes for everyone from new puppy owners to seasoned professional dog handlers, and the club also sponsors several useful seminars and lectures on important dog-related topics from canine health to grooming. 

  • The Wilmington Kennel Club sponsors a wide variety of events for dogs and their owners throughout the year.
  • WKC’s popular Show ‘N Go events, informal in inexpensive opportunities for dog owners to compete with their dogs in obedience trials, start in January and recur regularly on select Saturdays.
  • The annual Canine Health Clinic that offers many medical evaluations at substantial cost discounts is in February.
  • In March, WKC sponsors Rally trials that attract participants from the Middle Atlantic region.
  • The club celebrates the arrival of warmer weather in April with its nationally recognized Dog Show at Lums Pond State Park outside Newark, DE.  More than a thousand dogs from around the U.S. and overseas compete in this annual event.
  • May brings a weekend of agility trials for canine athletes who leap tall hurdles in a single bound.
  • Rally and obedience trials highlight June, and Show ‘N Go’s return in July and August.
  • WKC is a prominent participant in Newark (DE) Community Day festivities on the Green at the University of Delaware campus in September.
  • Show ‘N Go’s take place in October and November as the holiday season nears.
  • WKC members get together for their annual Holiday Dinner in December.

WKC Is All About Dogs — And The People Who Love Them

Welcome to the Wilmington Kennel Club

Training News

Online Registration is available on our training page when classes are posted. Please contact us if you have any questions

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Online registration allows you to sign up for more than one class at a time using a shopping cart.  This means that you only have to fill out your information and your dog’s information once even if you are signing up for more than one class.
  • Your spot in the class is not guaranteed until payment is completed.
  • If you choose to cancel your registration after classes are closed Wilmington kennel club will only be able to provide you a partial refund. Please ensure you are able to attend prior to registering. Thank you!
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About

The Wilmington Kennel Club is for people who love dogs.  We advocate for all dogs, regardless of breed, to ensure dogs receive the love, care and support they all deserve.

The club works to…

  • Advance the study, breeding, exhibiting and care of purebred dogs through public service, support of like minded organizations and public education
  • Promote and protect the AKC breeds and AKC dog activities in Delaware and the surrounding area by working with legislators and local communities and serving as a resource on dog related issues
  • Participate in community activities with our public education information booth to educate the general public in all aspects of responsible dog ownership, including but not limited to the Sport of Purebred Dogs
  • Supply information to the public on AKC breeds and other dogs and activities in our local community and nationally
  • Host annual sanctioned events and competitions that welcome purebred dogs
  • Run show handling, agility and obedience classes that welcome all dogs
  • Sponsor a variety of seminars and clinics that are open to the public and beneficial to all dogs.

Facility

Rain or shine, day or night, our training facility is ideal for agility, obedience and handling classes! We hold seminars, show-n-go’s, matches and many other dog-related events! Being heated and air-conditioned, it has several rooms for different activities!

Our mailing address is 2035 Sunset Lake Drive, Newark, Delaware.  Our training facility is behind Dayette Mills at the corner of Rte. 72 & Old Baltimore Pike.  You should input Dayette Mills Rd, Newark, Delaware as the GPS location.  Following this lane around until the end you will see a building with a garage door with steps with a blue over hang the our sign is on the building as well. If you continue around the building we have a second ground level entrance as well.

Directions:

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Breeder Referral Options