LANGLEY KENNEL CLUB
Promoting The Pure Bred Dog Since 1940
The Langley Kennel Club was established in Hampton, VA in 1940. We have hosted continuous Conformation shows each year (except for the short break we took during World War II). LKC is an all-breed club committed to the sport of dogs. The club and our members share the common interest of responsible dog ownership and welcome all with a dogs.
WHO WE ARE
LKC membership is open to all persons eighteen years of age and older who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of the Club. Junior membership is open to all persons under eighteen years of age and bears all privileges of membership except the right to vote and the right to hold office. Potential members need to attend two meetings prior to submitting their application for membership.
The Langley Kennel Club supports the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs & Breeders and the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) by standing firmly and actively in support of responsible dog owners' rights.
TRIALS AND SHOWS
Come Join us
Do you measure up
The official term for dog shows is conformation — as in, the act of conforming or producing conformity. While a dog show may look like a beauty pageant, it’s not. Dogs are not being compared to each other; they’re being measured by how closely they conform to the standard of their particular breed. Why? Because the closer a dog’s appearance is to the breed’s standard, the better that dog’s ability will be to produce puppies that meet the standard. It’s also the reason why mixed breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are ineligible to compete in conformation.
FAST CAT (COURSING ABILITY TRIAL)
Take a dash
A timed 100-yard dash where a dog chases a lure. The event is a fun and healthy activity for dogs and their owners, and is open to dogs that are at least 12 months of age and are individually registered or listed with the AKC.
COURSING ABILITY TEST (CAT)
The chase is on
Open to all dogs, the Coursing Ability Test is an introductory event fashioned after the sport of lure coursing and meant to be a fun, healthy activity for dogs and their owners.
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) SCENT WORK
One sniff at a time
AKC Scent Work is a sport that mimics the task of working detection dogs to locate a scent (e.g., explosives or narcotics) and communicate to the handler that the scent has been found