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Welcome to SVKC!


The Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club meets in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the center of the lovely Shenandoah Valley. Our club covers Rockingham and Shenandoah counties. We're a small, hardworking club and pride ourselves on being open and welcoming to members new to the area or new to dogs.

Like most kennel clubs, SVKC's membership is a cross-section of the community. We come from professional fields, education, pet care industries, farming, and business. We're retirees, students and business people, and our experience in the dog world ranges from breeders and judges with decades to draw on, to people who just obtained their first dogs.

Our interests run from agility to obedience and rally to conformation. Some of us breed, some train and compete in various dog sports, and some of us just enjoy our dogs as pets and companions.The common thread weaving through the entire membership is our love of dogs and our belief that pets are as good for people as people are for pets!

We have annual conformation dog shows, obedience and rally competitions, agility trials, Fast CAT lure coursing, NADD dock diving and the occasional workshop for the dog community. We have also sponsored Responsible Dog Ownership Day events. SVKC is always open to new ideas and people who want to help implement them!

Explore our website to learn more about dog breeds and activities that you can do with your dog.

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Officers of the Club
for 2022

President:  Marcie Smith

Vice President:  Sharyn Hutchens

Treasurer:  Beth Grimm

Secretary: Kim Black

Board Members:

Louise Gilchrist

Kim Matson

Rinn Siegrist

Andrew Tickle

AKC Delegate and Legislative Liaison: Sharyn Hutchens

Delegate to Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders:

Beth Grimm

Interested in joining?  Download the membership application.

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