What is a CKC Affiliate Club?
A Continental Kennel Club (CKC) affiliate club is an organization or group that actively promotes the relationship between dogs and people by offering club members and dog owners in the community, with the opportunity to participate in CKC-sanctioned events. CKC affiliate clubs are non-discriminatory, meaning that they are open to all dogs (purebred and non-purebred) and dog enthusiasts. Being part of an affiliate club is a rewarding experience for owners, dogs, and residents of the club’s community. Affiliate clubs encourage responsible dog ownership by rewarding dedicated training efforts and responsible breeding practices, in addition to a dog’s individual accomplishments. Rescued canines, dogs adopted from shelters and companion dogs can all enjoy being part of a CKC affiliate club. Becoming a CKC affiliate club enables a group to reach out and cater to a larger and more diverse crowd of dogs, owners, and canine enthusiasts. As an all-breed, open canine registry, Continental Kennel Club welcomes the membership of owners and canines with existing memberships through other recognized clubs and organizations, allowing participants to register, show and/or compete in CKC-sanctioned events for the opportunity to earn CKC points, placements, and titles.
Check out the Event Resources link below for more information on starting a CKC affiliate club or hosting CKC-sanctioned events.