AKC Member

AKC Member

The Greater Kingsport Kennel Club, Inc. (AKC) was formed to further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dogs; to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of pure-bred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials; to conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, and obedience trials under the rules of the AKC.

Greater Kingsport Kennel Club AKC Sanctioned Programs

Dog Agility


Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles… Read More »

Obedience & Rally


Rally obedience or Rally-O is a dog sport based on obedience. It was originally devised by “Bud” Kramer from the obedience practice of “doodling” – doing a variety of interesting warmup and freestyle exercises. Read More »

Fast CAT

Fast CAT is a dog sport based on speed. It is a fun event for owners and dogs to see just how fast their dog can run. Read More »

Breed Conformation


Conformation in dogs refers solely to the externally visible details of a dog’s structure and appearance, as defined in detail by each dog breed‘s written breed standard. A dog that conforms to most of the description in its individual breed… Read More »

Kingsport Kennel Club is devoted to man’s best friend, our members invite you to read about all of our activities, and hope you join us for another exciting year.