National Capital Kennel Club, Inc. Seminars and Events

National Capital Kennel Club and its members are very engaged with all areas of canine research, development and training. We  plan to reschedule a Handling Seminar for 2021!

CANCELED Will Alexander Handling Seminar               Mar 21-22, 2020 

Attendees will receive refunds and a notification when the seminar can be rescheduled.  

2020 Seminar Canceled  


In March 2020 NCKC member Janice Kopp has organized a handling seminar led by professional handler Will Alexander who has had the honour of winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2015. 


Contact Janice for registration information on working and audit spaces:   



Members listened attentively to  Dr. Dayna Dreger from the NIH Dog Genome Project as she talked about their studies on dog breed development using several genetic tools during our December 7, 2016 meeting. The NIH work also utilizes samples collected at National Capital Kennel Club dog shows.  

Past NCKC Seminars:

  • 2010 - “Canine Reproduction: Puppy Whelping and Intensive Care” by Myra Savant Harris
  • 2009 - “Canine Reproduction, Whelping, and Neonatal Management” by Dr. Robert Van Hutchinson
  • 2008 - "Breeding Better Dogs" by Dr. Carmen Battaglia
  • 2000 - "Born to Win" Seminar by Pat Craig Trotter
  • 2000 - George Alston Handling Clinic

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

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