Hendersonville Kennel Club

Founded in 1977 to promote the sport of pure-bred dogs, the Hendersonville Kennel Club has evolved into a community-based organization that also promotes responsible dog ownership, public education, and seeks to protect the rights of dog owners in our community. We sponsor conformation show training classes, dog socialization, and Canine Good Citizen classes.

Hendersonville Kennel Club mission

  • Further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs.
  • Protect and advance the interests of purebred dogs, encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience and rally trials, and any other American Kennel Club events.
  • Conduct sanctioned dog shows, obedience and rally trials, and other American Kennel Club events under the Rules and Regulations of the American Kennel Club.

The club offers two all-breed conformation, obedience, and rally shows each year. All events are open to the public with free admission!

If you're interested in joining HKC, please download the application and email back to Corliss.

Membership Application: HKC Membership application

2019-2021 Officers & Board

  • President: Michelle Dubec
  • Vice President: Fran Nemet
  • Corresponding Secretary: Corliss Bakanas
  • Recording Secretary: Melissa Cox
  • Treasurer: Elizabeth A Brown, CPA

Board of Directors

  • Show Chair: Jim Rathbun
  • Peggy Dellinger
  • Terri Everwine
  • Phyllis Williams
  • The Hendersonville Kennel Club
  • PO Box 784
  • Hendersonville, North Carolina 28793-0784
  • Phone: 828-388-2565