Western Reserve Kennel Club, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is recognized by the American Kennel Club as an all-breed club organized to promote purebred dogs and provide ongoing education, information and support to the public.
WRKC is one of the oldest and most respected kennel clubs in this area. Our club regularly meets and hosts a fantastic speaker series which is free and open to the public. We welcome you to join us.
In 2017, the American Kennel Club recognized WRKC for its 100 years of service to the sport of purebred dogs. WRKC currently has several active members many of whom are all breed judges and second or third generation competitors in canine sports.
WRKC regularly hosts conformation, obedience, agility, and rally trials. We also routinely host “meet the breed” events by dedicated breeders and owners to help people discover the various characteristics of the breeds, the amazing things they can do, and why they are so special. Our club members gladly share their experience and ideas with you.
WRKC annually supports worthy causes such as The Ohio State University Veterinary School by providing scholarship funds to veterinary students, the Cuyahoga County Kennels by providing needed items and local 4-H clubs and dog show enthusiasts by providing training and support. WRKC also has one of the largest collections of dog material in the nation which is housed in the Cleveland Public Library. More recently, WRKC established Western Reserve Kennel Club and Friends which routinely hosts social events and mixers.
WRKC members are excellent mentors and resources. While our history is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the recognized AKC breeds, we thoroughly enjoy providing ongoing education and information and welcome anyone with a dog (or planning to get a dog) to join us!
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