The Anoka County Minnesota Kennel Club (ACMKC) is a club dedicated to furthering the advancement of American Kennel Club (AKC) registered purebred dogs.  We also welcome companion dogs to join us in our events.  We’re just a short trip to Anoka, north of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN).Find us directly at acmkc.com or acmkc.org

                                               Our Mission

We are an AKC club, which works toward the betterment of purebred and companion dogs through a variety of competitive events, training, and promotion of the health and safety of dogs throughout the area.


Our club members participate in many AKC events and Canine Performance Events (CPE) including agility, barn hunts, conformation, obedience, rallyweight pulling, and other competitive events.  We partner every June with the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club for the Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows. We have partnered with the Minnesota Purebred Dog Breeders Association. Come see us at the MN State Fair in the Pet Pavilion.

Through our Community Outreaches, we are sponsoring local veterinarians with our Dog Care Subsidy (DCS) to aid individuals unable to provide assistance with proper and necessary care for their dogs.

We are also a club member of the Minnesota Purebred Dog Breeders Association.

Our club members enjoy taking part in a wide range of canine events like those list on our page below:

We are happy to host these events in the 2024 year.

Going to the State Fair????

Come and see some of our members with their Furry Friends at the Dog pavilion.

ACMKC will be there on August 29 to September 1,2024

Come and say hello!!!

We would love to meet everyone!!!


Summer Solstice

Thank you to all who made our Summer Solstice a great success!!

Hope to see you next year.





Obedience & Rally Trials

                                                                                                   September 21-22 2024

 Location: Total Recall School for Dogs

17285 Forest Blvd (Hwy 61), Hugo, MN 55304


Agility Trials

This year we will be sponsoring two agility trials.

October  11-13, 2024     December 14-15, 2024

 The October trial will be held at the One the Run Canine Center.

 The December trial will be held at CloudNine Training Center

For More information is available at LabTested Online or XtremeK9 Dong Sports Website. 

You have an active dog?  Many agility trials are racing around the Twin Cities including our Agility Trial


Conformation Matches including Junior Showmanship

There are many Conformation shows and Junior Showmanship events our members attend including our Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows!

Clumber with Judge

Judge Reviewing Structure

Rottweiler Conformation

Conformation Stance

Best in Show

Junior Showman


Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows 

                                                          Listing of events happening in 2024 will be posted as soon as they become   available

                                                           See photos of previous events that have been part of our show below

Barn Hunt

Where’d that rat go?  Sniff it out at Barn Hunt events. Bales and Tails Barn Hunt hosts an event at the Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog

Dock Diving

Make a Splash! North American Diving Dogs hosts an event at the Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows every June!

UpDog Challenge

Disc time!  Take your pup and play the field! Up Dog Disc Dog hosts an event at Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows every June!


Racing the clock more your dog’s style?  Try FastCAT!  Greater Twin Cities Afghan Hound Club FastCAT hosts an event at Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows every June!


But There’s More….

We also hang out with our furry friends.  Our pups are hard workers, friendly, playful, silly, and more…..


Weight Pulling

Hanging at the Pool

Hanging at MN State Fair!


Hanging with Santa

Playing in the Snow

Taking Each for Walks

Playing Fetch

Chewing on Stuff

Watching the Sunsets

Hanging in the Backyard


Soaking up the Attention

Playing with Toys

Giving a Helping Paw


Vikings Fan Ellie 1.2018

Watching the Game


And…. PUPPIES!!!!

Sleeping is Hard

Nap time

Awwww Mom….

Food Time

Making New Friends

Climbing over Each Other

Learning with New Family


Giving Back to the Communities

Our club and our members are active in trying to help out wherever we can.  Some of the latest charitable events include:

MPDBA Gives Back 2024

The Minnesota Purebred Dog Breeders Association has created a fundraiser for Feeding Furry Friends in association with Dog Food Direct to help dog and cat owners in need across Minnesota.  This pet food bank services multiple pet charity organizations and people food banks.  This fundraiser is currently looking for donations from Nov 1 – Dec 7.  For each dollar contributed equals one pound of food.  The goal is $5,000.

For more information, please visit GiveMn.Org.



Down Time with Our Crew


Re-Unite Trailer

Our volunteer crew worked with the AKC Re-Unite Trailer on making it fully prepped and ready to go in the event of an emergency.  Interested in learning more?  Check out our page on the Trailer: AKC Disaster Relief Trailer

Interested in scholarships? We have a program for students living in Anoka County.



Become a member? Looking to join our club?

We are currently holding monthly meetings via teleconference on the third Wednesday of each month.  Updates on joining these meetings will be posted as more information comes available.

 List of General Meeting dates:

General Meetings Programs or Events
February 21, 2024
April 10, 2024
March 20, 2024
June 12, 2024
April 17, 2024
May 15, 2024                “Rules Applying to Discipline”
July 17, 2024                  In Person Summer Picnic
August 14, 2024
September 18, 2024
October 16, 2024
November 20, 2024


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