National Capital Kennel Club, Inc. Mission

Since inception National Capital Kennel Club (NCKC) has hosted over 100 all-breed dog shows and and obedience trials.  NCKC is a non-profit organization whose objectives are:

  • to further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dogs;

  • to do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of all breeds of pure-bred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials;

  • to conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows and obedience trials under the rules of  The American Kennel Club;

  • to educate the general public about pure-bred dogs. 

Annually, NCKC holds all breed dogs shows and obedience trials.  NCKC serves the community through show handling classes, sponsorship of Canine Good Citizen Testing, breeder referral and distribution of educational material on pure-bred dogs and dog legislation. 


As a non-profit organization, NCKC makes annual contributions in support of the future of pure-bred dogs through donations to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, and other organizations who provide  research furthering the health of pure-bred dogs.  NCKC also provides continuing scholarships for local students at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary  Medicine at Virginia Tech.


NCKC promotes happy, healthy pets:

  • which come from reputable breeders;

  • are taught good manners

  • are exercised on lead or within a fenced enclosure;

  • receive regular veterinary care;

  • and are part of a loving household.

Over the years National Capital Kennel Club has made donations to many important organizations serving dogs including the AKC Disaster Relief Trailer presentation in Calvert County Maryland. National Capital Kennel Club was one of the clubs making donations to support the purchase of the trailer.

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National Capital Kennel Club is a Member Club of the AKC.  Visit AKC to learn about your favorite breeds.  

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