About Lakes Region Kennel Club
Thank you for expressing an interest in the Lakes Region Kennel Club (LRKC). We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of purebred and mixed breed dogs. Some of our members are breeders, most of us are currently showing our dogs in American Kennel Club (AKC) Breed, Obedience, Rally or Agility and some simply enjoy participating in pet therapy and other dog-related activities or working at club events. We all share a love of dogs and are devoted to providing assistance through teaching programs and other club related activities which help promote responsible dog ownership.
LRKC originated in 1953 and became a Member Club of the AKC in 1973. We hold a MATCH* each year in early May and also hold Agility Trials* and Barn Hunts*. In the past we have held AKC –All Breed Point Shows along with Obedience & Rally Trials. Our annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day is held in conjunction with our Labor Day Yard Sale.
Portions of the proceeds made from our numerous activities are set aside each year in a special scholarship fund. Since 1971, we have awarded a scholarship to a qualified University of New Hampshire (UNH) graduate who is a resident of the State of New Hampshire (NH) that has been accepted to a college of veterinary medicine. In 2013 we adopted a Veterinary Technician Scholarship that is awarded to a UNH student that is a resident of the State of NH. Portions of the proceeds from our activities also are used for our Pet Oxygen Mask Fund which was started in 2007. These mask kits are presented as a donation to local emergency and rescue departments to aid in the resuscitation of animals that have been trapped in burning buildings and suffering from smoke inhalation. Our goal is to supply the entire state of New Hampshire.
The club periodically offers testing for A.K.C.’s Canine Good Citizen as well as Therapy Dog International. The club offers AKC STAR Puppy, Beyond Puppy, CGC&TDI, Obedience, Rally and Breed Handling classes which are open to the public. Many of our members enjoy donating their time visiting hospitals, nursing homes and schools with their Therapy dogs. The club is a supporter of D.O.G.S, Dog Owners of the Granite State.
LRKC has also sponsored activities which include Tattoo, Micro-Chip, Eye, Heart and Rabies Clinics, Pet Safety, Pet First Aid and CPR training. In the late fall we hold our annual Holiday photos with the Santa Paws Program. Needless to say, all of these activities require much planning, time and work. We heartily welcome new members who share our interests and are willing to work with us to achieve our goals.
LRKC meets on the first Monday of every month (with a few exceptions) at 6:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Meredith Center Fire Station, located on Meredith Center Road. Programs will be listed on our Web site calendar (www.lakesregionkennelclub.org) and Face Book (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lakes-Region-Kennel-Club-Inc/106111979429924).
Directions are as follows: From Rt. 93, take exit # 23 and travel East on Rt. 104 for about five miles to Meredith Center Road on the right. Follow Meredith Center Road one mile to the Fire Station on the right. Or… from Laconia, take Main Street Rt. 106 North, to Meredith Center Road, (left at the traffic light) and follow to the Fire Station. Fire Station is approx. four miles on the left.
When you have attended your second meeting, you may request a Membership Application from our Recording Secretary. If you have any questions about getting sponsors, please don’t hesitate to inquire. Dues are $20 for an individual or $25 for a family or household (all must attend two meetings), Jr. Members (9-18) $10 and Associate Members (non-voting) memberships are $15 and $20. Dues are to be submitted with completed application.
Mailing address:Lakes Region Kennel Club, Inc. PO Box 752 Meredith, NH 03253
ORSusan Blake, Corresponding Secretary email@example.com
Lakes Region Kennel Club Events:*Agility Trials, There are currently no Agility Trials scheduled. Upcoming trials will be announced and dates listed in the Calendar as they are scheduled.
*Spring Match, Each year a Spring Match will be held and the date listed in the Calendar as it is scheduled.
*Responsible Dog Ownership Day and Labor Day Yard Sale. *Barn Hunts, A new sport for dogs will be announced in the Calendar as scheduled.
*Santa Paws Pet Photos
*Obedience /Performance classes are regularly scheduled with dates announced in the Calendar