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AKC Recognizes clubs with 100 years of service

Clubs with 100 years or more of service to dogs to be honored by the AKC The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to recognize its affiliated dog clubs which have been holding AKC events for over 100 years and are an essential part of the sport of dogs.


Founded in 1884, AKC together with its affiliated organizations promote responsible dog ownership, conduct over 23,000 organized dog events per year, breed for type and function, advocate for dogs as family companions, advance canine health and well-being, and work to protect the rights of all dog owners.


The AKC, known as a club of clubs, is comprised of 5,000 licensed and member clubs supporting dog sports, the joy of dog ownership, and the relationships we share through our connection with dogs. Through the efforts of these clubs, the sport of dogs remains strong and available for dog owners to enjoy throughout the country. The long-term strength of clubs, some of which have maintained themselves through generations, is the embodiment of a devotion to dogs.


"One of AKC’s greatest resources is its network of clubs. These clubs were formed for the purpose of holding AKC events," said Doug Ljungren, Executive Vice President for Sports & Events. "This is where the passion for AKC sports resides. Their efforts have enriched the lives of generations of dogs and their owners. One hundred years is a remarkable achievement, and the AKC is proud to honor these Centennial clubs."


Clubs reaching this milestone will receive a commemorative banner to proudly display, acknowledging their many years of support for dogs, their promotion of the sports, and their affiliation with the American Kennel Club.


AKC affiliated Clubs with over 100 years of service to dogs:

Airedale Terrier Club of America

Airedale Terrier Club of New England

American Chesapeake Club

American Fox Terrier Club

American Pomeranian Club

American Sealyham Terrier Club

American Spaniel Club

Atlanta Kennel Club

Birmingham Kennel Club

Borzoi Club of America

Boston Terrier Club of America

Boston Terrier Club of Detroit

Boston Terrier Club of New York

Bronx County Kennel Club

Bryn Mawr Kennel Club

Buckeye Beagle Club

Bull Terrier Club of America

Bulldog Club of America

Bulldog Club of New Jersey

Bulldog Club of Philadelphia

Cairn Terrier Club of America

California Airedale Terrier Club

Central Beagle Club

Central New York Kennel Club

Central Ohio Kennel Club

Chicago Bulldog Club

Chicago Collie Club

Chow Chow Club

Collie Club of America

Colorado Kennel Club

Dachshund Club of America

Dalmatian Club of America

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America

Del Monte Kennel Club

Detroit Kennel Club

Devon Dog Show Association

Doberman Pinscher Club of America

Duluth Kennel Club

Eastern Dog Club

Elm City Kennel Club

Empire Beagle Club

Erie Kennel Club

Fort Worth Kennel Club

Framingham District Kennel Club

French Bulldog Club of America

German Shepherd Dog Club of America

Golden Gate Kennel Club

Grand Rapids Kennel Club

Great Dane Club of America

Greyhound Club of America

Highland Beagle Club

Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club

Illinois Valley Kennel Club of Peoria

Irish Setter Club of America

Irish Terrier Club of America

Japanese Chin Club of America

Kennel Club of Pasadena

Kennel Club of Philadelphia

Ladies Dog Club

Ladies Kennel Association of America

Lehigh Valley Kennel Club

Long Island Kennel Club

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Louisville Kennel Club

Maryland Kennel Club

Memphis Kennel Club

Middlesex County Kennel Club

Mississippi Valley Kennel Club

Montgomery County Kennel Club

National Beagle Club

New England Beagle Club

Northern Ohio Beagle Club

Oakland Kennel Club

Old English Sheepdog Club of America

Pacific Coast Boston Terrier Club

Pacific Coast Bulldog Club

Pacific Coast Pekingese Club

Pekingese Club of America

Plainfield Kennel Club

Portland Kennel Club

Providence County Kennel Club

Queensboro Kennel Club

Rhode Island Kennel Club

San Antonio Kennel Club

San Mateo Kennel Club

Santa Barbara Kennel Club

Scottish Terrier Club of America

Spokane Kennel Club

Springfield Kennel Club

Staten Island Kennel Club

St. Bernard Club of America

St. Joseph Kennel Club

St. Louis Beagle Club

St. Louis Collie Club

Tacoma Kennel Club

Texas Kennel Club

Toledo Kennel Club

Welsh Terrier Club of America

West Highland White Terrier Club of America

Westchester Kennel Club

Western Beagle Club

Western Boston Terrier Club

Western Fox Terrier Breeders Association

Western Reserve Kennel Club

Westminster Kennel Club

Inquiries should be directed to clubdevelopment@akc.org.