Grand Traverse Kennel Club Activities
News and Events
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BESt In Show
The Grand Traverse Kennel Club has begun planning the AKC All-Breed dog shows, obedience and rally trials. The tenative date is June 17th, 18th, and 19th of 2022. The shows will be held at the Northwest Michigan Fairground in Traverse City, MI.
We support our members who are top notch breeders. If you are looking for a quality breeder in the Traverse City area, please check out our breeders corner page.
GTKC works with TNT Dog training Center in Midland, MI to host Agility Trials. Please visit the TNT Site Home (tntdogcenter.com) or AKC Events for dates and more information on upcoming events.
To What Drives Us
The Grand Traverse Kennel Club, established in 1963, is an All-Breed club and a member of the American Kennel Club. It is committed to serving the needs of all dog owners by helping them develop positive and rewarding partnerships with their dogs. The clubs goal is to protect and further the interest of purebred conformation dog shows, obedience trials, rally trials, Agility trials, all performance activities. It encourages sportsmanlike competition at such events. The Grand Traverse Kennel Club is able to provide resources and information to the general public on the care and training needs of their dogs. The club also helps young people to be active in the community by supporting their independence, respect, confidence and responsibility through dog-related events. Our members are dedicated to dogs and are knowledgeable in training dogs to be companions, canine good citizens and successful participants in American Kennel Club events.