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

Welcome to the Wilmington Kennel Club

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What a Great Dog Show!!!!

Thanks to everyone who came to the 2019 Wilmington Kennel Club Dog Show on Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27, and the Penn Treaty KC Dog Show on Sunday, April 28. 

We celebrated our 20th year at Lums Pond State Park Campgrounds located at Route 71, Red Lion Road, Bear, DE.

Thanks to everyone who attended, worked and showed this year for our anniversary at Lums Pond. 

Check schedules under Training for class offerings.

Registration Forms for 2019

AKC Rally Novice and Intermediate
4 Sessions, Nov. 14, 21 & Dec. 5,1
Printable Application Form

A 4-week mini course designed as an introduction to the fun sport of Rally. You and your dog will get to learn how to properly perform the exercises by following a course plus learn training techniques to practice at home. Session is open to all dogs that have completed any beginners obedience class. Owners will learn who can compete, how to read the signs, the difference between Rally Trials and Show and Go’s plus where Rally Trials are held and how to complete an entry.


** Beginning Tracking Class begins September 21st and ends November 30th **

** Session 6 begins week of September 16th and ends Week of October 21st **

** Session 7 Begins the week of 11/4 Ends the week of 12/9 **
NOTE: No class on Thanksgiving Make up on 12/19

(Sunset Lake Road (Rt. 72) entrance is closed. Use Dayett Mill Road off of Old Baltimore Pike)
Enter Dayett Mill Road, Newark, DE 19702 as your destination when using a GPS

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 activites!

Our physical address is 2035 Sunset Lake Drive, Newark, Delaware. The facility is behind Dayette Mills at the corner of Rte. 72 & Old Baltimore Pike.

Directions:

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From I-95

From I-95 North or South, take Exit 1A to Rte. 896 South (towards Middletown). Turn Left at the first traffic light onto Old Baltimore Pike. After crossing over the Cooches Bridge, turn into the second drive
on the right, signs for Dayette Mills. Follow drive around to the WKC Training Building.

From the South

From Rte. 13 North, take the Rte. 72 exit (first exit north of the St. George’s Bridge), head West on Rte. 72. After crossing Rte. 40, turn left at the first light past the railroad tracks onto Old Baltimore Pike. Then turn left onto Dayette Mills Road.

Avoiding I-95 Tolls

Traveling on I-95 North to exit 109B, at the third traffic light (1.5 miles) turn Right onto Otts Chapel Rd., at second traffic light (2.3 miles) turn Left onto Old Baltimore Pike, entrance to WKC is 2.5 miles on right, on Dayette Mills Rd.

Breeder Referral

THREE OPTIONS:

National Breed Clubs

National Breed Club Search

The link above will direct you to the American Kennel Club website.
Please click the Future Dog Owners tab followed by the Breeder Referral link to locate the Parent Club website.

Dog Shows

Dog shows are another great source to meet breeders and see outstanding examples of the many AKC breeds. To find a show near you visit www.infodog.com, click Show Information and then Search by State.