About Us

The  club was founded in 1963 and is a member club of the American Kennel  Club. A group  of purebreds  dog enthusiasts recognized the need to meet  regularly to promote the advancement of canine knowledge.  

The Merrimack Valley Kennel Club was formed to meet the following goals:

  • To provide breeders of purebred dogs in the area with the knowledge to achieve quality of breeding.
  • To actively contribute to the study and eradication of diseases and heredity defects affecting purebred dogs.
  • To promote activities demonstrating canine companion’s contributions for mankind
  • To offer competitive events such as conformation shows and obedience trials to measure the improvements in purebred dogs

MVKC  members may concentrate on particular breeds but they all share a  dedication to the world of purebreds dogs, enjoying and appreciating all  canine companions.  Our members are active in all aspects of canine  purpose and competition.  We participate in activities such as obedience  and rally, agility, conformation, breeding dogs, CGC, hunting trials,  tracking events, herding, lure coursing, therapy dogs and raising funds  for non-profit association affiliated with dogs