National Capital Kennel Club, Inc. Meetings and Membership


National Capital Kennel Club (NCKC)  holds meetings at 7:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month at the Casey Community Center, Rt. 355 and 1370, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Every other month programs of general interest augment the regular business meeting. The annual dinner meeting is in May and the holiday party is in Jan. During the COVID pandemic and as required NCKC members meet virtually via Zoom. 


Membership is open to all persons eighteen years of age and older who are in good standing with The American Kennel Club and subscribe to the mission of the NCKC.


We welcome both  new and experienced exhibitors.  Members  are criticial to the success of National Capital Kennel Club to sustain our 100 year mission of supporting the sport of pure-bred dogs.   AKC judges, breeders and owner handlers make up our membership. You will enjoy monthly meetings, seminars, invitations to network at Board dinners and our annual holiday dinner along with working and learning how dog shows operate. 



Let us know if you have a question about memership.  Provided below  is our membership application for review.  Each applicant for membership must attend at least one club meeting prior to submitting an application for membership, and  two meetings prior to becoming a member.  Applicants must agree to abide by the NCKC Constitution and Bylaws and the rules of the American Kennel Club.  Details  regarding membership and applications may be obtained from NCKC members and officers. Please contact one of the Board members for more information. 


The annual cost for membership is $25 and dues notices are sent out annually with a due date of December 31.  Dues may be sent electronically to our treasuer.   

NCKC Membership Application
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