2024 Blue Ridge Classic of the Carolinas

The PeeWees and their Dogs

2023 Kennel Club Holiday Party

The Asheville Kennel Club’s annual Christmas Party this year will be Saturday, December 2, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Companion Dog Training School, 31 Monticello Rd, Suite 103, Weaverville, NC 28787.  Mark your calendars!

The club will provide beverages, ham, and fried chicken.  Salads, side dishes, and desserts will be “pot luck”, provided by members.  Edwina Brown ( ; 828-691-9695) and Moshe Reshef ( ; 828-774-9826) are coordinating the “pot luck”. 

Please contact one of them to let them know what you would like to bring to the feast, or to find out what is needed.

We will also have a “Dirty Santa” gift exchange again this year, as we have in the past.  If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift ($20.00 limit) to put under the tree.

The Asheville Kennel Club: Meet the Breeds
was a huge success. It was held on Saturday, September 9th at the Carrier Park Pavilion. The weather was great and all who attended had a good time.

  • Chat with canine families and get to know about various types of fur friends!
  • Feeling lucky?  Enter hourly drawings for door prizes (must be present to win).
  • Demonstrations:
    • Buncombe Sheriff’s K9 team
    • Companion Dog Training School members.

Door prizes donated by:

  • Asheville Kennel Club – ASPCA Spay/Neuter Vouchers
  • Asheville Kennel Club – Shear and Shine Grooming Spa – Complimentary Nail Trim Coupons
  • Asheville Kennel Club – various canine gear

Susan Young, Sterling Real Estate Partners – Glass Paw Print

AKC Reunite


AKC Reunite works with AKC Clubs to donate K-9 police dogs to police departments around the USA. Many police department K-9 units are suffering budget cuts and they are unable to solicit money due to town and municipality codes. The donations from AKC Reunite and AKC Clubs allow the police department’s need for a new K-9 to become a reality. A maximum of one grant per department and a total of 250 grants will be awarded in 2023.

Candid photos from The Blue Ridge Classic of the Carolinas

Outstanding Service/Leadership Award

Longtime member and Treasurer Betty Ann Brown
The club thanks Bob Morris for creating such a beautiful wooden bowl

Christmas Party – 2022

Happy Halloween

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AKC Meet The Breeds Announcement

Meet The Breeds

The Asheville Kennel Club is hosting a community meet and greet of members’ beloved dogs. Come out and learn about various breeds!  

A few of the breeds you might meet: Basenji, Beagle, Belgian Sheepdog, Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dalmatian, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Hungarian Pumi, Italian Greyhound, Manchester Terrier, Mastiff, Norfolk Terrier, PBGV, Papillon, Pomeranian, Puli, Weimaraner

Carrier Park – Pavilion

220 Amboy Rd., Asheville, NC

Sunday, September 18, 2022, 11A – 4P

Blue Ridge Classic of the Carolinas

Dear AKC constituency,

The American Kennel Club is opposed to the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine.  In solidarity with the Ukrainian people, effective immediately, judges from the Russian Federation will not be approved to judge at AKC sanctioned events.  Additionally, new requests for imported dog registrations (AKC Foreign Registration) from the Russian Kennel Federation will be denied effective immediately.  

We continue to explore options to provide assistance to the Ukrainian people and their pets during this crisis. 

The AKC and AKC Reunite have donated $25,000 to Equiwent (, a German organization with operations in Poland and Romania. Equiwent is assisting in the humanitarian effort by helping with the Ukrainian refugees and their pets.  Clubs and fanciers may donate to the cause by using this Equiwent link.

In addition, the AKC Store is also selling “Peace for Ukraine” apparel with all proceeds going to Casa lui Patrocle animal rescue, located 25 miles outside of the Ukraine offering shelter, veterinary care and emergency assistance to anyone crossing the border with pets. This fundraiser will remain active for the entire month of March.  To date, $15,000 is being donated. 

Dr. Thomas M. Davies, Chairman, AKC

Dominic P. Carota, Vice Chairman, AKC

Dennis B. Sprung, President and CEO, AKC

In addition to AKC not registering dogs from Russia, there is a great way for members to support Ukraine by purchasing apparel from the AKC shop as all proceeds goes to support the efforts in Ukraine. “Peace for Ukraine” Graphic Apparel & Accessories | AKC Shop

Hello Members:

Please email our showchair Laura Rice at
with dates and times you will be available to work during our Show!!!

The Asheville Kennel Club’s August meeting was held on August 8, 2021 at Riverside Park in Woodfin. We had a wonderful picnic gathering and a short meeting.

The Asheville Kennel Club is proud to support the Safety Net Fund which helps support  the Community Solutions Program of the Asheville Humane Society.  Their goal is to “increase access to pet services and ensure pets stay in their homes where they are loved”.  The Safety Net Fund provides a variety of services, among them: low-cost vaccination clinics, pet food assistance, medical care, low-cost spay/neuter, temporary rehoming, and behavior help with local trainers.   

Max Murphy (UN-official spokes-dog for the Asheville Kennel Club) presented the check for $500 to Adam Cotton, the Director of Community Solutions, designated to help fund Safety Net. 

In the photo from left to right are:  Jenn, Max, Adam, and Monty – enjoying the event held for the presentation. 

The Asheville Kennel Club’s All Breed Dog Show the weekend of April 10th and 11th, 2021 was a great success. PHOTOS BY: Tom Nutting © 2021

Meet Max Murphy, who was generous enough to present a donation of one month’s supply of dog food to six Sheriff’s K9s with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

Accepting the gift is K9 Deputy Aron with his partner Deputy Stanley Murray and K9 team lead, Sgt. Dustan Auldredge. Max is presenting the funds on behalf of the Asheville Kennel Club members (he does not have a checking account of his own so the club agreed to supply the funds).
The Asheville club is the local branch of the American Kennel Club. Accompanying Max is his mom Wendy.

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office appreciates all the support to our K-9 program and had fun spending time with Max and Wendy!

We thank them for their donation!

Attention Exhibitors, Judges, Vendors and Spectators:

The Asheville Kennel Club, Inc. has made the decision to cancel our All Breed & FSS Open Shows scheduled for the weekend of April 4th and 5th, 2020 because of the ruling from The State of North Carolina concerning COVID-19. The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, which is a State-run facility will not be available for us to hold this event.

We appreciate your understanding and we are looking forward to seeing you next year on the weekend of April 3rd and 4th, 2021.


The Board of Directors of The Asheville Kennel Club, Inc.

Asheville Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation Show – New Show Dates:
April 4th & 5th, 2020

Conformation & NOHS
4-6 Month Puppy
Junior Showmanship
AKC Misc. / FSS Open
Pee Wee Class
Health Clinics
*Specialty ~ Cavaliers*
CGC Workshop (BRCKCSC)

Conformation & NOHS
4-6 Month Puppy
Junior Showmanship
AKC Misc. / FSS Open
*Specialty ~ Cavaliers*

The Blue Ridge Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (BRCKCSC) will have supported entries at the All-Breed Shows & Concurrent Specialties ~ Judges: Catherine Bell, George Marquis, Judith Smith, Nicholas Frost, Richard Mullen, Debra Reed, Patricia Taylor, Bradley Jenkins and Lonnie Carroll

Our very own Buncombe County Sheriff K9 team has graciously accepted our invitation to meet and greet you during our show.  You’ll find them in the atrium between 8 AM and 3 PM each day.  Take a minute to say hello, learn about their skills, and make a new friend.

Please consider honoring this team by supporting our K9 fundraising efforts with a donation.  Do you know about the costs associated with having a K9 group to protect us?  Here are some examples: 

·   Replacing a retiring K9 – $10 ,000 to $15,000 

·   Special apparatus for vehicle safety – $7,000 or more

·    Average annual maintenance
(food, vet, kennel, training equipment and certification testing) $9,000

·   Bullet/stab proof vest, emergency first aid kits $1,000

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