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About the Texas Kennel Club

We hold 2 all breed dog shows under the auspices of the American Kennel Club, each year. And we have a Pet Memorial Fund which provides for the purchase and placement of books on dogs and other pets in the Dallas Public Library System.

We also publish and all-breed directory and support the rescue of abandoned pets through breeders and rescue shelters.  And support the Dallas Police Department with bullet and stab proof vests.

The Texas Kennel Club is the oldest continuous member of the American Kennel Club founded in 1898 in Dallas, TX.  It is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of all purebred dogs through exhibition and education.
Texas Kennel Club Membership Meetings

are held monthly at the

Wyndham Dallas Suites - Dallas Park Central

7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, Texas 75240

Tel: 972-233-7600


on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.


Visitors are always welcome!!!


Why Join the Texas Kennel Club

Be part of the sport of dog showing in several events, including:

  • Conformation Shows
  • Agility Trials
  • Obedience and Rally Trials
  • Canine Good Citizenship Tests

Participate in the Texas Kennel Club philanthropic activities such as donating vests to the Dallas Police Department K-9 Unit, supporting the rescue of abandoned pets through breeders and rescue shelters, and publishing an all-breed directory; which includes Specialty Clubs, Training Clubs and Schools and Rescue Organizations.

At our Monthly Meeting or at any of our Shows, enjoy meeting new people and participate in activities with other canine enthusiasts who have  a wealth of knowledge about dogs; their behaviors, health issues and training techniques.

The prestige of being part of a club who has been the purveyor of dog shows since 1898.

Give back to the Sport of Dogs. If you are enjoying the competition of andy of the several areas of the Sport of Dogs, pay it forward by joining our club.


Guidelines for Applying for Membership for the Texas Kennel Club

  • Attend four (4) of six (6) consecutive club meetings
  • Volunteer to work at two (2) TKC Shows, including Conformation, Obedience and Rally and Agility.
  • Have a sustained interest and be active with pure-bred dogs for several years.
  • Be well enough known to two (2) members who are willing to sponsor the applicant by speaking on the applicants behalf at a meeting and by writing a letter of recommendation for the applicant.
  • Provide the name and phone number of two (2) references who know the applicant through dog related activities (i.e., member of another dog organization, instructor in dog training classes, veterinarian, dog breeder, etc.)
  • Return a completed Application Form, a signed Code of Ethics, two (2) Letters of Sponsorship, and Dues payment for the current year to the Corresponding Secretary.
Application Form and Code of Ethics are available upon request from the Corresponding Secretary: Mandy Smithers - mandysmithers@hotmail.com
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