Training Session #6: Starting the week of September 12th

Registration is open for session 6 –  registration closes on 9/10. Don’t delay registering for a class you want – once sold out we cannot offer any more spots in a class!

Exciting new classes offerings for 2022 are available please see our training page for a full list of the classes and descriptions.

Please see link to traffic alert if your traveling to our building via I-95: https://restorethecorridor.com/


Obedience Show n Go –  Next one Saturday, August 13th

Don’t forget to register for this event! Please go to the WKC online registration via our website.  You can find the event listed on our “Training” tab.

The full list of Show n Go dates for 2022 is listed on our Events Page


AKC Fast CAT tests – August 26, 27, & 28th

Wilmington Kennel Club is very excited to offer our first ever Fast CAT tests located at Lums Pond in Bear, DE!!! There will be 2 tests per day for a total of 6 chances for your dog to run. Look for the premium list here and for information on how to register check here SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN RACING – Home

For more information on what a Fast CAT is, please go to the following AKC page Fast CAT Information


AKC Rally and Obedience trials – September 30th, October 1st & 2nd

Come join us for our AKC Rally trial on Friday September 30th and our Obedience trials on October 1st and 2nd. Entries open on July 27th at 8:00 am and close on September 14 at 6:00 pm (or when trials are full).

For more information, please look at our Premium. To learn how to submit entries online please visit Clantyre Show Secretary


AKC Sanctioned “B” Conformation Breed Match- October 22nd

Wilmington Kennel Club is happy to host an indoor climate-controlled match to allow exhibitors to bring out their conformation prospects! Entries are by pre-registration only and entries close on October 12th at noon so don’t delay signing up. More information and the entry form can be found on our training page or you can follow this link AKC Conformation Match Show 2022 – Wilmington Kennel Club

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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

The next session in the 2022 schedule begins the week of July 25, 2022.   Online Registration Now Available!

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