Welcome to The Elmira Kennel Club, Inc.
The Elmira Kennel Club, Inc. of Elmira, New York is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer dog club founded in 1959.
Our members consist of breeders, exhibitors, AKC judges and pet owners. Elmira Kennel Club members participate on many levels in AKC events, such as conformation dog shows, obedience trials, agility trials, hunting tests and many other performance and companion events.
Handling classes have resumed. Classes are for pre-registered participants only.
In-person Club Meetings have resumed!
Zoom options are also available for Club Meetings - please email for more information.
Shows & More
Wine Country 2022 was a resounding success! Thank you to all the Club Members and volunteers!
Check out this news story about Cornell vet students touring the dog show!
Click here to see our Wine Country donation to A New Hope Center
Click here to read an Article about the Wine Country Show in the Canine Chronicle
Who we are
The Elmira Kennel Club is an affiliated American Kennel Club all- breed dog club. We seek to promote the sport of purebred dogs while providing service for its community and fellowship for all interested in our canine friends.
Practice makes perfect!
Our dedicated club members hold handling classes throughout the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about showing your dog in conformation events, and is a good place to bring young puppies for training. Click here for more information.
Come join us!
Club meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY at 7:00pm. All meetings are open to the public with the exception of January, July and December meetings which are for members and invited guests only. Zoom meetings are currently available to participate in Club Meetings - please email for more information.