The Richland County Kennel Club, established in 1951, is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio and governed by a constitution and by-laws agreed upon and approved by a vote of its general membership. We are a member club of the American Kennel Club. Club affairs are governed by a board of directors and board members who are elected each year for one term.
The members of the RCKC are primarily residents of Richland, Ashland, and surrounding counties in the State of Ohio who have joined together to promote purebred dogs. We provide opportunities for members and the community to learn about all dogs in order to improve our knowledge regarding their care, training, and how to live with them in an ever-changing society.
One of our activities is a dog show, The Crown Classic held in December at the I-X Center in Cleveland Ohio. In addition, at our training center, we offer Barn Hunt trials and run thrus, some educational opportunities, a Canine Good Citizen class and Test, training classes which include puppy, household manners, tricks, beginning agility, and rally obedience. All dogs and their owners are very welcome to join our club and participate in training classes and activities.