WEST VOLUSIA KENNEL CLUB - About Us
WEST VOLUSIA KENNEL CLUB - AKC MEMBER CLUB
 
 
 
ABOUT US
 
 
CLUB MEETINGS
The WVKC General Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the The Church of the Nazarene, 913 E. New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724. Our meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by a dog related program by either a member or a guest. 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Our club gets involved in all legislation relating to dogs. Being part of our club is a great way to stay up to date on issues regarding your dogs. Some of our members and their dogs visit rest homes and similar facilities. Our club started the Prison Pups N Pals program where our instructors teach prisoners to train dogs from a local shelter in obedience which in turn helps prepare the dogs for adoption into their forever homes. After many years of running the program, it is now up and running on its own. We offer Breeder Referral Service to the community providing information on buying a puppy, finding breeders and other information on dogs.

WVKC EVENTS
The WVKC holds their annual two-day All-Breed Dog Show in September at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.We have our annual picnic in the summer and we have many fun activities throughout the year.We frequently do Meet the Breed events throughout the community.

OBEDIENCE/RALLY
In today’s society you don’t have to look far to find someone teaching a Puppy or Obedience class. However, we offer more than just a simple puppy class. Our instructors have years of experience and some have up to 30+ years of experience working with dogs! We offer classes for each stage of Obedience so your dog is sure to find a class you will be comfortable with. 
We offer FREE Obedience classes to all dogs adopted from a shelter. 

CONFORMATION HANDLING CLASSES
At our handling class we cover all aspects of showing your dog from picking out a show lead, movement, ring etiquette to grooming. On the last night of class we have a mock show!Whether you are a novice or an experienced handler wanting to socialize a new dog, there is a place for you!We offer one on one instruction and classes may be separated according to size of dogs and the need. We enjoy working with and encourage Junior Handlers to participate. It is a great opportunity to learn what showing a dog is all about!

RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP
Not only does our club honor Responsible Dog Owners Day in September each year but we strive to educate dog owners on being responsible throughout the year within our variety of classes that we offer as well as temperament tests and Canine Good Citizen testing. We also visit schools to educate children as to how to be a responsible dog owner. 


 
OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2017
 
PRESIDENT   
       
VICE PRESIDENT     
 
SECRETARY                   
 
TREASURER      
 
DIRECTOR
 
DIRECTOR
 
DIRECTOR                     
 
DIRECTOR                      
 
DIRECTOR                       
 
DIRECTOR          
         
 
SHOW CHAIR                 
 
The WVKC enjoys a rich history since it's establishment in 1974 and is devoted to the betterment of the purebred dog. Our primary goals are to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of purebred dogs and to promote responsible pet ownership throughout the community. Our members are interested pet owners, breeders and exhibitors of conformation, obedience, rally and other competitive dog sports.
 
West Volusia Kennel Club, Inc is a 501c4 Organization and has given over thirty years of service to the West Volusia Dog Community.
 
Our club is active in Canine Legislation, Service Dogs ,Public Education, Prison Pups N Pals, AKC All-breed Show, and much more......
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