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






Summer Solstice Cluster of Dog Shows

We are all disappointed to announce the cancellation of this year’s Summer Solstice Cluster scheduled for June 18-21, 2020.  We appreciate all the volunteer work that has been contributed to this event. 

We look forward to working together for a great 2021 Summer Solstice Cluster.


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 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.



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