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.

Our club members enjoy taking part in a wide range of canine events like these:

Agility Trials

You have an active dog?  Many agility trials are racing around the Twin Cities including our Agility Trial the first weekend of December!

Agility – Teeter

Agility - Tire Jump

Agility – Tire

Agility – Jumps

Agility – Weave Poles


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 the third weekend in June!

Clumber with Judge

Judge Reviewing Structure

Rottweiler Conformation

Conformation Stance

Best in Show

Junior Showman


Obedience Trials

Sit.       Stay.       Attend our Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows in June and our Obedience Trial in September!





Sit. Stay.



Steer your way through the courses to Rally events hosted at Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows in June and our Obedience Trial in September.




Rounding the Dog


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 Shows every June!


Over. Under. Where is it?

Tunnel Edge

Found one!


Dock Diving

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

Dock Diving

How Far?


Got It!


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!




Coming Back



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!

Run Full Out

Run it out

Finish Line

Grab It!


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






April 2020

Community Action Day

Annual Spring Highway Clean-Up

Time:  10:00 am

Place to meet:  Dental Office on the corner of Highway 5 and Alpine St.

Remember:  Bring your own gloves and walking shoes.

This should take about 2 hours as long as we have enough help.  After the job is completed,  we will meet at a local restaurant for lunch.  Lunch is on the club.

See you there!!!!!


Thank you to all who attended our AGILITY TRIAL Dec. 2019!  Four dogs received their MACH titles this year. 

We had a great time and hope to see you again next year.  


Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows

JUNE 18-21, 2020


Isanti County Fairgrounds, 3101 NE Highway 95, Cambridge MN 55008 – One hour north of Minneapolis-St. Paul


Anoka County Minnesota KC, June 18 & 19 – Cambridge, Minnesota KC, June 20 & 21



American Brittany Club, Minnesota Brittany Club, Twin Cities German Wirehaired Pointer Club, North Country Gordon Setter Club, Minnesota Boxer Club, Greater Twin Cities Doberman Pinscher Club, Miniature Pinscher Club of the Greater Twin Cities, Star of the North Chinese Shar-Pei Club, Twin Cities Poodle Club, PLUS Summer Solstice Combined Specialties Obedience/Rally


North American Diving Dogs – Thursday through Sunday

Bales and Tails Barn Hunt – Thursday (Seminar) Trials Friday through Sunday

Up Dog Disc Dog – Thursday through Sunday

Greater Twin Cites Afghan Hound Club FastCAT – Saturday & Sunday

Registered Handler Program (RHP) Handling Clinic for All – Saturday

PeeWee Class – Friday

Health Clinics – Friday & Saturday


Jack Onofrio Dog Shows    www.onofrio.com


Barbecue dinner – Friday night – Tickets $10 each

Booth and raffle hosted by Take the Lead board members Mari-Beth O’Neill and Randy Garren

The Bold North Raffle – Ticket sales Friday & Saturday, Drawings on Saturday afternoon



Down Time with Our Crew


Update on the Re-Unite Trailer!

Our volunteer crew working 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

  We have a scholarship program for students living in Anoka County.



Interested in joining our club?

We hold monthly meetings at Ramsey Municipal Center, 7550 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, MN 55303 on the third Wednesday of each month except June and August from 7-8:30 PM.

August’s meeting is held on the second Wednesday of the month.

We do not meet in June, instead, please come see us at the Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows.

These meetings are OPEN TO EVERYONE.  

Please come have fun and find out more about us!

Board meetings as of April 2020 will be every second Wednesday of every other month separate from the monthly open meetings.  Meetings dates and locations will be posted ten days prior to the meeting.  All Members are encouraged to join us.

Educational programs will be offered as well during the meetings.  Watch for announcements for what is coming up next month!



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