National Kennel Club
Since 1969 the National
Kennel Club (NKC) has operated to help dog owners register any purebred
dog. The NKC has been fair and impartial to all breeders, dog owners,
and the various breeds. With the NKC rare breeds may be shown with equal
status as well as the major breeds. The NKC licenses all-breed dog
shows, events for Coon dogs, Beagles, Squirrel dogs, Bird dogs, Fox
dogs, licensed dog kennels, show judges, and other dog related events.
- To improve breeding of purebred dogs of all
breeds establishing a stud file of all dogs registered with NKC, by
encouragement to breeders to use only the best conformation and
temperament in their breeding program.
- To promote competition in various fields of
dog-oriented activities in a friendly sporting atmosphere.
- To better canine life by making owners
aware of the new ideas in dog care.
- To encourage registration of all purebred
dogs so that ancestry and traits both desirable and undesirable can
- To encourage dog owners to learn better
methods of care, feeding, and training of dogs.
- To promote enjoyment of leisure time in
association with dogs and dog activities.
- To promote conservation of our natural
resources through combined efforts by dog clubs.
- By restocking game birds and animals where
unwise acts have reduced their numbers below desired levels.
- Protection of animals against poachers and
- Stimulate hunting for pleasure and champion
points instead of hides of animals.
- Educate the public to respect and
appreciate the efforts of the state game and fish commissions.
- As the name implies, National Kennel Club is
National in scope in that registrations, rules, shows, awards, etc. are
uniform in all states of the United States.
- Statewide organizations will enable a closer
approach to show, etc. It is anticipated that state championship shows
will afford a closer look at the best dogs. State clubs will be formed
from memberships of local clubs.
- Local clubs will serve to inform the membership
of local news as well as state or national. Local clubs may sponsor
shows and other events licenses by NKC Local clubs will operate by their
- A board of advisers consisting of persons
knowledgeable of dogs to be appointed to serve for a period of time
acceptable by both the applicant and NKC Either party may sever
relationship at any time without statement of reason. Advisors to serve
at the discretion of the secretary of NKC Without pay unless by written
- Rules committee to be made of persons appointed
by the secretary of NKC to study rules and suggest new ones or changes
in existing rules. This committee will make recommendations only, and
will meet at the call of the secretary to study any suggestions from the
- Any other committees deemed advisable by the
secretary to be appointed for a specific purpose and length of time.