The Northern Neck Kennel Club

The Northern Neck Kennel Club of Virginia (NNKC) is an AKC-sanctioned non-profit kennel club based in the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland. The major focus of NNKC is to encourage and promote responsible ownership for all dogs through obedience classes, educational seminars and community-based programs designed to expand public awareness of proper dog care and best practices.

The Annual Meeting is held in July. NNKC is actively seeking new members and volunteers to help with our programs.

In conjunction with the Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club, NNKC sponsors a popular 4-day AKC all-breed Dog Show. This show, known as the Celebrate Virginia Cluster, will be held in August 2024 at The Meadow in Doswell, Virginia. With more than 5,000 entries, this is a marvelous opportunity to enjoy your favorite breed in action.

2024 Celebrate Virginia Cluster

Four Shows – One Location – Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA

Dates: Thursday – Sunday – August 22 – 25, 2024 – All events will be indoors.

Thursday & Friday – August 22, 2024 & August 22, 2024 – Northern Neck KC
Saturday & Sunday – August 24, 2024 & August 25, 2024 – Greater Fredericksburg KC

Judging panel for Northern Neck KC and Greater Fredericksburg KC now available at

FastCat hosted by Northern Neck Kennel Club all four days. For more information go to

Dock Diving all four days. For more information go to

The PeeWee class will once again be offered on Saturday, August 24, 2024.

Eye Clinic will be offered on Saturday, August 24, 2024.

Doug Johnson will be offering a seminar.

Obedience and rally will be on Saturday, August 24, 2024 offered by Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club – All Obedience and Rally events will be in the Pavilion with air conditioning. For information regarding Obedience and Rally, please contact Pauline Shatswell at

ATT will be offered on Sunday, August 25, 2024 in the Pavilion.

New AKC event “Fetch” will be offered on Sunday afternoon novice and intermediate.

If you would like to have a regional or National Specialty or supported entries, please contact Becky Heubi, Show Chair at

More information will be added and updates in the future.

Northern Neck Kennel Club 2024 Classes


Northern Neck Partners for Pets – Fricke Pavilion
790 Devils Bottom Road, Lancaster

Cost for six weeks of lessons
$60 NNKC Members
$80 Non-members

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