The Lebanon County Kennel Club (LCKC) was organized in 1991 by a group of dog enthusiasts to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs by promoting awareness of dog welfare, responsible dog ownership, and ethical dog breeding and breeders. The members are passionate about informing the public about the dangers of purchasing a puppy from a commercial breeder or "puppy mill" as opposed to purchasing one from a reputable, conscientious breeder.
To fulfill this mission, LCKC provides obedience courses, show dog handling classes, seminars, and health clinics at no-cost or low-cost. The club held its first AKC Dog Show in April 1999 and continues holding this annual event every April at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Spectators and exhibitors alike go there to learn about their favorite breed.
Club members and their dogs also participate in several community-based activities, which we believe our club has initiated most of the "dog" events in the Lebanon area. We believe LCKC held the first fund-raising dog walk, the first rabies clinic, the first tattoo clinic, first microchip clinic, the first dog show/match, first health seminars, the first and only low-cost dog training classes, the first only dog owner day. We have help hundreds if not thousands of area residents find the right dog for them and help hundreds train their dogs and keep them healthy. Just remember that by helping our fellow citizens, we help the dogs that are in their care.
The Lebanon County Kennel Club is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers. The club is AKC-affiliated and welcomes all dog lovers. The general public is invited to attend the membership meetings, which are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Senior Center of the Lebanon County's Area Agency on Aging, 710 Maple Street (corner of N. 7th and Maple Streets), Lebanon, PA. Entrance is in the rear of the building.