o Del Monte Kennel Club

The mission of Del Monte Kennel Club is to support the sport of purebred dogs through our all breed dog shows; to facilitate the human-dog bond through training; to provide community education that promotes canine good citizenship for all dogs.

AKC Outstanding Sportsman Award

Pam Durkee was awarded the AKC Outstanding Sportsmen Award by the Del Monte Kennel Club

New CGC Titles Awarded

We had five people pass the CGC test on Monday May 15, 2023

From left to right Reggie Steres with Mr. Grant, Lee Wyker with Hannah,

Carol White with Chance, Joni Compagno, with Lily, and Rick Steres with Tiffany.

Obedience Classes to Resume in July

Obedience classes schedule

Agility Trials

Friday, June 2 _ Sunday, June 4, 2023

Agility Premium List

Agility page with more information

A Little AKC Agility History

Our obedience instructors, Dale Root and Pam Strametz, sent DMKC this message:

In the spirit of sharing - here's a new episode of our Once Around video series featuring Sharon Anderson, AKC's founding Director of Agility. We (Dale & I) had a wonderful day with Sharon last September on location at the Animal Inn Training School in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

Explore the wonderful world of dogs– with Sharon Anderson.

In the world of AKC Agility – you can think of Sharon Anderson as the architect for the dog sport we all love today. She is quick to point out that this was not the work of a single person and in her words "it took a village"! She gratefully acknowledges the host of volunteers, advisory committees, clubs, and tremendously dedicated supporters – that in the beginning were all pivotal to getting the program off the ground. But let's be clear– Sharon is responsible for creating "the situation" – that allowed AKC to develop their wildly successful Agility program.

With her ability to see the bigger picture, willingness to accept change, and tireless work with wide-ranging groups of people–the sport of AKC Agility has continuously evolved. She recently reflected with a smile and a twinkle – that when folks run their dogs in Agility – whether they qualify or not – "they still come out happy and looking forward to running again."

Sharon was also an early advocate for the inclusion of mixed-breed dogs at AKC Performance and Companion events. She has imprinted an enduring legacy upon AKC and the sport of Agility.

Sharon served with the American Kennel Club for 14 years before retiring in 2008, and in 2010 was honored with the AKC Lifetime Achievement Award.

DMKC approved to hold Scent Work Trial

Save July 3 & 4 for the Trial in Monterey. .

Scent Work Premium List

Scent Work page with more information

The AKC has approved our request to hold a third Show/Trial in July.

The Classic of the Pacific


Friday - Sunday July 14, 15, & 16, 2023

AKC Recognizes clubs with 100 years of service

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AKC Recognition

Dog Training Club of Salinas Valley

Saturday & Sunday August 5 & 6, 2023

York School


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On the Show Front...

New AKC Titles-Canine Good Citizen Advanced

On Saturday, May 27th, Julie Craig and her Bichon Frise Hamilton and Sara Mattson and her West Highland Terrier Kelly earned their AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen/AKC Community Canine Titles.

The testing for this title includes, but is not limited to, a dog standing, sitting or lying down, as the handler fills out out the AKC paperwork with other handlers who are standing in a crowd, walking with the dog at your side through a crowd on a busy sidewalk through a bunch of people, walking past multiple dogs, having the dog sitting politely at your side while the handlers carry on a conversation with their dogs in close proximity, having a stranger approach a dog, while the stranger, carrying something, places the item on the ground and asks to pet your dog, leaving the dog in a down or sit/stay and walking 20 feet away, picking up a bag on the ground, delivering the huge bag to the evaluator and walking back to the dog who must remain in a stay position, walking 20 feet away and recalling the dog, with distractors present, and walking with your dog in a controlled fashion through an obstacle course.



Sara and Kelly

Julie and Hamiliton

New AKC Titles

Hamilton (Julie & Tom Craig) - We are so proud of our GloryBs Wild Success, "Hamilton." On February 12, at the age of 17 months, he earned his first two AKC Titles. First, he passed the Canine Good Citizen test, and the AKC evaluator who tested him said how amazingly he performed on all the criteria. Hamilton has such a wonderful temperament, and we are hopeful that he will pass the Therapy Dog International evaluation, so he can begin providing loving comfort as a therapy dog for the Montage Health Foundation Therapy Dog Program. Both the Canine Good Citizen and the Therapy Dog International Certifications are prerequisites for becoming a therapy dog for our program. Next, he passed the Trick Dog Novice evaluation, showing his charming personality, while performing some of his cute tricks like jumping in a box on command and balancing on a K9Fitness Donut. The evaluator giggled when the Donut vibrated while Hamilton was on top of it doing his "sit, down and stand" commands

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Kynterra Lakeland Terriers is proud to introduce two new Champions that we finished at the Sun Maid shows in mid February: CH Kynterra Original Copy (Dog) aka Byron CH Jodean Celeste (Bitch) aka Celeste Owned by Tim and Carey Fayram

New Rally Title

Yoshi (Che Rivera) - GCH Snapdragon Summer Night City @ Kimera CGC TKN DJ (RN) Never having done rally classes, Yoshi outdid his daddy and got his Rally Novice (RN) title at Fresno!

Patti & Michael Emmett bragged about their new champion CH. Sunfire N Snowaters Northern Lights, CGC, TKN, TDI “Shila”. Breed: Samoyed bitch. Shila finished going BOB Thursday and BOS over specials to finish at Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo Co., in Santa Rosa, CA, on 10/23/22. Those of you who know our GCHB "Nicholas"; Shila is a repeat breeding from the same parents: GCHS Vanderbilt Snowater Pickupline "Howdy" x GCH Sunfire's Mist On Kara Sea "Kara"

Beamer goes BOW in Orlando Florida to finish his Championship at 7 1/2 months of age. Owned and shown by Patty Wirries

Kynterra Original Copy aka Byron making his debut during Montgomery Week 2022. So many thanks to Team Bold Oaks for everything you do!!! Byron is owned by Carey and Tim Fayram. #delmontedogsrock

BIS/RBIS/INTL CH/ GCHP Wiretaps Life is a Highway aka "Freeway"

Freeway goes back to back BIS OH at the Santa Barbara Kennel Club! Not bad for a 9 year old boy!

14 month old "Goldlightly Day's Tribute" was the only class dog entered at the Contra Costa Kennel Club and awarded Best of Winners for a cross over 3 point Major. Owned and bred by Marcella Zobel


memorable Moments

Julie Craig

Julie and Cody

Doug Ahlstrand

Doug with Medal

Patricia Craige Trotter at Westminster

Pat at Westminster

Carolyn Alexander

Carolyn's DMKC Award

Pam Durkee

Pam at the AKC Invitational

Thomas Craig

Tom and Sportsman Award

What are Members did at Westminster

Members at Westminster

Workshop Pictures

Workshop Pictures