The American Kennel Club Honors Centennial Clubs

American Kennel Club Honors Centennial Clubs


The American Kennel Club Honors Centennial Clubs
Clubs with 100 years or more of service to dogs to be honored by the AKC


Raleigh, NC – The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to recognize its affiliated dog clubs which have been holding AKC events for over 100 years and are an essential part of the sport of dogs.

Founded in 1884, AKC together with its affiliated organizations promote responsible dog ownership, conduct over 23,000 organized dog events per year, breed for type and function, advocate for dogs as family companions, advance canine health and well-being, and work to protect the rights of all dog owners.

The AKC, known as a club of clubs, is comprised of 5,000 licensed and member clubs supporting dog sports, the joy of dog ownership, and the relationships we share through our connection with dogs.  Through the efforts of these clubs, the sport of dogs remains strong and available for dog owners to enjoy throughout the country. The long-term strength of clubs, some of which have maintained themselves through generations, is the embodiment of a devotion to dogs.

“One of AKC’s greatest resources is its network of clubs. These clubs were formed for the purpose of holding AKC events,” said Doug Ljungren, Executive Vice President for Sports & Events. “This is where the passion for AKC sports resides. Their efforts have enriched the lives of generations of dogs and their owners. One hundred years is a remarkable achievement, and the American Kennel Club is proud to honor these Centennial clubs.”

Clubs reaching this milestone will receive a commemorative banner to proudly display, acknowledging their many years of support for dogs, their promotion of the sports, and their affiliation with the American Kennel Club.


AKC affiliated Clubs with over 100 years of service to dogs:


Airedale Terrier Club of America Irish Setter Club of America
Airedale Terrier Club of New England Irish Terrier Club of America
American Chesapeake Club Japanese Chin Club of America
American Fox Terrier Club Kennel Club of Pasadena
American Pomeranian Club Kennel Club of Philadelphia
American Sealyham Terrier Club Ladies Dog Club
American Spaniel Club Ladies Kennel Association of America
Atlanta Kennel Club Lehigh Valley Kennel Club
Birmingham Kennel Club Long Island Kennel Club
Borzoi Club of America Louisiana Kennel Club
Boston Terrier Club of America Louisville Kennel Club
Boston Terrier Club of Detroit Maryland Kennel Club
Boston Terrier Club of New York Memphis Kennel Club
Bronx County Kennel Club Middlesex County Kennel Club
Bryn Mawr Kennel Club Mississippi Valley Kennel Club
Buckeye Beagle Club Montgomery County Kennel Club
Bull Terrier Club of America National Beagle Club
Bulldog Club of America New England Beagle Club
Bulldog Club of New Jersey New Jersey Beagle Club
Bulldog Club of Philadelphia Northern Ohio Beagle Club
Cairn Terrier Club of America Oakland Kennel Club
California Airedale Terrier Club Old English Sheepdog Club of America
Central Beagle Club Pacific Coast Boston Terrier Club
Central New York Kennel Club Pacific Coast Bulldog Club
Central Ohio Kennel Club Pacific Coast Pekingese Club
Chicago Bulldog Club Pekingese Club of America
Chicago Collie Club Plainfield Kennel Club
Chow Chow Club Portland Kennel Club
Collie Club of America Providence County Kennel Club
Colorado Kennel Club Queensboro Kennel Club
Dachshund Club of America Rhode Island Kennel Club
Dalmatian Club of America San Antonio Kennel Club
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America San Mateo Kennel Club
Del Monte Kennel Club Santa Barbara Kennel Club
Detroit Kennel Club Scottish Terrier Club of America
Devon Dog Show Association Spokane Kennel Club
Doberman Pinscher Club of America Springfield Kennel Club
Duluth Kennel Club Staten Island Kennel Club
Eastern Dog Club St. Bernard Club of America
Elm City Kennel Club St. Joseph Kennel Club
Empire Beagle Club St. Louis Beagle Club
Erie Kennel Club St. Louis Collie Club
Fort Worth Kennel Club Tacoma Kennel Club
Framingham District Kennel Club Texas Kennel Club
French Bulldog Club of America Toledo Kennel Club
German Shepherd Dog Club of America Welsh Terrier Club of America
Golden Gate Kennel Club West Highland White Terrier Club of America
Grand Rapids Kennel Club Westchester Kennel Club
Great Dane Club of America Western Beagle Club
Greyhound Club of America Western Boston Terrier Club
Highland Beagle Club Western Fox Terrier Breeders Association
Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club Western Reserve Kennel Club
Illinois Valley Kennel Club of Peoria Westminster Kennel Club
International Kennel Club of Chicago


Inquiries should be directed to

  • Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

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