If anyone is interested in serving as an Officer of The Asheville Kennel Club or wants to nominate a member, please contact Betty Ann Brown the chairperson of our nominating committee!

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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