The Northern Neck Kennel Club is a dog training club based largely, but not solely, in the counties of Lancaster and Northumberland, Virginia. While the major focus of the Club is dog training, the Club promotes a wide range of dog activities and participates in a number of community events. The Club holds membership meetings every other month. The Annual Meeting is held in July. Individual, Family and Junior Club members who have paid their dues BEFORE registration opens get a 50% discount on class fees!
Dog training classes include agility, canine good citizenship, various levels of obedience, and rally freestyle. Classes are held in the Spring and Fall. Detailed information about the classes and registration get posted on this website closer to the time. The classes are all held at WatersEdge Farm, 53 Beanes Road, Heathsville.
The Club is fortunate in having a permanent agility ring at WatersEdge Farm and also the use of a heated & air conditioned barn for its activities.
Effective 2016, members who have paid their dues who have suffered the loss of a dog and have acquired another dog, may receive a free training class offered by the Club. When registering for a class indicate on the form “No charge-Bereavement Policy.”
Free training is offered for dogs adopted from shelters, with proof of adoption.
In conjunction with the Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club and the Charlottesville Albemarle Kennel Club, we hold a very popular 5 day AKC all breed Dog Show. This show (actually 5 separate events), is known as the Celebrate Virginia Cluster. It is held in January at the wonderful Expo Center in Central Park, Fredericksburg. Typically there are more than 5,000 entries!
The Club supports the Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck and sends monetary donations for their Dog Food Program.
The Club sponsors the Northern Neck Kennel Club Veterinary Scholarship at Virginia Tech & the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarship award guidelines are as follows:
- Recipients must be in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the College.
- Priority is given to those who are residents of the Northern Neck, otherwise to residents of Virginia.
- Must be in the small animal practice.