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.

Videos and Results for the All Breed Show

Video Friday, July 12, 2024

Video Saturday, July 13, 2024

Friday, July 12, 2024 Best in Show

GCHG Rivergroves Wonder Dog at Pyrcreek, CGC TKN - Great Pyrenees

Saturday, July 13, 2024 Best in Show

GCHP CH Wynmark's Les Bijoux's Rock'n Rolz at Reverie - Havanese

Sunday, July 14, 2024 Best in Show

GCHS CH Seven in a Raw De Laquen Ki - Alaskan Malamutes

AKC Patch Program

The Del Monte Kennel Club was proud to host the Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast on Sunday, December 14th from 9am -11:30am. This was our pilot for the AKC Patch program, as part of the AKC Public Education department. It was quite a successful day with many smiles all around. We had a couple of troop leaders come through with about a dozen children (most of them girls scouts, but we had a couple of cub scouts in the group). We started off with our orientation with the important dog show etiquette checklist. We then asked them about the dogs they were excited to see! There were MANY fun responses. We showed them how to read the judging program, and where to find ring numbers. They enjoyed watching BPUP as well as Junior showmanship. My helper (and AKC junior handler daughter, Audrey Boyer, 16) gave them a demonstration and she let the kids, one at a time take her juniors whippet, Juno for a "go around". They had such a great time!!!

We wrapped the day with a tour and viewing of Rally and Obedience, and closed with a visit to the Ridgeback ring where a friend with a very friendly Ridgeback came for a meet and greet. They thought feeling the ridge was pretty cool! I will also say it was VERY cool to see some of our exhibitors get in on the fun! Exhibitors with Borzoi, Weims, Pekes, Corgi puppies, and even a Cotton de Tulear came by to share their wonderful show dogs with the children. I will reach out to the Girl Scouts council again to start getting us locked in with these amazing kids and families for next year!





Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club

Monterey Bay Search Club

Scent Work Trial July 4 - 5, 2024


Photos Thursday, July 4, 2024

Photos Friday, July 5, 2024

Scent Work Results

July 4, 2024 Results

July 5, 2024 Results

Other Local Events

DTCSV Obedience and Rally Trials August 3-4

York School in Monterey

Dog Training Club of Salinas Valley Premium List 2024

Member News

Congratulations to Julie Craig and Hamilton

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UgtMh6nvLHUPM9sd6 Hamilton with handler Julie Craig was awarded Advanced High in Trial on Friday afternoon

at Del Monte Kennel Club's AKC Scent Work Trial.


Judges Suzanne LeRoy, Lisa Kretner with Julie Craig and Hamilton and Judge Suzanne Edholm

with the Historic San Carlos Cathedral in the background.

Congratulations to Betsy Vobach

Betsy is the recent recipient of the prestigious AKC Sportsmanship Award.

Sportsmanship Awards



Training Classes continue

Obedience classes offered on Monday nights


Obedience classes

Schedule for Obedience classes

Puppy, Adult Beginning, Intermediate 1, Rally, Trick Dog require pre-registratiosn.

Registration Form

On the Show Front...


"New AKC CH Kynterra Fair and Square (Lakeland Terrier bitch) was awarded 4 majors and 2 Best of Breeds at the Northern California Terrier Association and Sacramento Kennel Club shows on April 11-14.

Way to go Radish, she finished in one weekend!"

Owned by Cary and Tim Fayram


Bred by Bobbi-Michelle Wehrfrits and Debbie Fielden Karma's Von Fritz Man About Town at Cavalli N Hinz - aka "Goose" finished his Champion & Grand Champion titles in Florida this year.

Pat Trotter's Norwegian Elkhound wins Back to Back Best in Show at the Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno, Inc.



Best in Show Photographer: Victoria & Warren Cook – MyDogPhoto

Carol White drove across country to attend the AKC invitational in Orlando, Florida



Best Of Breed Ribbon for the FCAT Invitational.

Kevlar with his DCAT Ribbon. He earned his title while at the Invitational.

For more information on FastCat please see the AKC description

AKC Coursing

On the Scent Scene


Reggie Steres's Mr Grant ( Winterset Hy-Verta Jisude Talk of The Town) winning "Excellent Interior" and second place in "Excellent Buried"

– 23 seconds and 28 seconds!!

Recently On the Community Front

Tour Guide Hamilton writes a note.

Dear Uncle Roberto,

Thank you for always being so nice to me when my mom and dad (Julie and Tom Craig)s and I visit Westland House, so I can be a therapy dog there. You make me happy, and I hear my mom and dad and your other staff people laughing when you say funny things like, “Dr. Packer should hire you, Hamilton, cuz you are a hard little worker and can help us with our jobs."

I’ll see you soon. XOXO, Your friend Hamilton


Carol White, who owns an Anatolian, CH. Karaboudjan's Fire-Storm AKA Rango, was requested by the Cheetah Conservation Fund to have her dog represent the Anatolian breed at an event held recently at the Happy Hollow Zoo in San Jose. Carol's Anatolian club has a very close working relationship with the Cheetah folks, as they use Anatolians to keep the Cheetahs away from their livestock. The Anatolian club was actively involved in getting the program started in Africa. Dr. Laurie Marker (the founder of the program) has done an amazing job.



Carol White was presented the Hisar Shield Award from the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA). This "Lifetime Achievement" award recognizes her extraordinary service to ASDCA and the breed by her long-time record of service and leadership involving activities performed on behalf of ASDCA. It is only bestowed on an individual when that person is truly deemed worthy of the distinguished honor. To be eligible for the Hisar Shield Award, a nominee shall have been a full-time ASDCA member in good standing for a minimum of 10 years and been the owner of a registered Anatolian Shepherd Dog for at least 15 years. She is a recognized ASDCA ambassador and has displayed good sportsmanship for the ASDCA and the Breed. Carol's achievement will be published in the January 2024 ASDCA magazine.

Just a Cute Story


New Therapy Dog Team Member?!?

Hamilton proudly wears his Montage Health Foundation Therapy Dog Program vest and his Therapy Dog International identification badge when he serves at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula on Mondays and at Montage’s Westland House Rehabilitation and Hospice Facility on Wednesdays.

Procedure at both facilities is that, when checking in, we receive a “census report" that indicates priority patients to visit, before visiting other patients. At CHOMP, we receive additional requests from staff at the nurses’ stations, while, at Westland House, a smaller facility, we receive specific notes on the census report about patients in every room. Always, too, we make sure to visit staff who are so grateful to see Hamilton.

Last week, while at CHOMP, one of the nurses told us that she knew this particular patient would love a visit from Hamilton, and, as soon as we entered the room, we could see why. For confidentiality reasons, I cannot go into detail, but I will tell you that this patient started tearing with happiness when seeing Hamilton and became quite verbal while telling us that Rusty was her therapy dog. Hamilton was mesmerized with this robotic dog whose eyes stared directly into his. It even opened its mouth and barked and cocked its head.

Tom and I, too, were quite intrigued with this little electronic dog. We carried on a pleasant conversation with the patient, while Hamilton continued trying to figure out what kind of pup this was. It really was cute for the three of us to watch. As my mother used to say, regarding such an anomaly, “What’s this world coming to?”

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