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All Breed Dog Shows

In September the Club joins with other clubs in the area to hold 3 AKC all-breed conformation and obedience shows. This event brings in people in from all corners of the US and Canada. The financial impact to the community helps our area in many ways, from the merchants that furnish supplies to the hotels that supply the rooms for the visitors and their dogs.

Exhibitors display their AKC registered dogs of all shapes and sizes. These shows are a good place to come and see many different breeds, perhaps finding the one that is right for you.






Smooth Fox Terrier

Obedience Trials

Obedience fun matches and trials test the skills that the handler and dog have mastered. It's wonderful to have a dog that is obedient and “comes when called” and it's fun when one can put those skills to work in the competition ring and earn an AKC title on your canine friend.

Agility Trials

Agility tests the handler and his partner over and through obstacles that the team has learned to negotiate. Tunnels, teeter-totter, jumps, dog walk to name a few, are fun for you and dog. The dog gains a great deal of confidence and trust and in turn the handler learns just what his companion is capable of. We have classes for the public and training equipment at a convenient location available for members. The HMKC holds Agility trials twice yearly. Check the Agility page for more information.

Miko clears a hurdle

Weezie taking a tunnel

Presision Team

Precision Drill Team

Helena Kennel Club's Precision team is a newly formed drill team, made up of women and men with dogs small and large, short and longhaired!!! We meet once a month or more often when we have a special event to perform at. The Parade of Lights, November 2000 saw the team win 1st for the Walking unit division. This team performs at retirement centers, parades and other civic activities. Classes are offered for those interested.

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM. The location changes from month to month so check with an officer or member ahead of time to find out the correct location. Educational speakers are featured during the winter months.


Community Service

Members of the Helena Montana Kennel Club participate regularly in many community service activities including taking their dogs to nursing and retirement homes, the Intermountain Children's Home, an annual 'poop-scoop' at Spring Meadow Park and educational booths at various community events.

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