The Cornwall District Kennel Club was formed in 1974.
The goals and objectives of the Club are to:
- To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred dogs and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
- To develop educational programs as part of the Club's activities and provide Club members with opportunities to increase their knowledge of purebred dogs.
- T3. To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of breeds as approved by the Canadian Kennel Club as the premier standard of excellence.
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the breeds and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at conformation shows, field trials and tests, and obedience trials.
- To conduct, where possible, sanctioned and approved events under the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club and to abide by the principles of the Canadian Kennel Club Code of Ethics.
- Our annual 4 All Breed Championship Dog Shows will be held during the Labour Day weekend beginning on the Thursday preceeding Labour Day and ending the Sunday of Labour weekend.
- The Club shall be operated on a non-profit basis. Any resulting surplus shall not be used to the benefit of any member of the Club.
Members of the CDKC believe that obedience training is important to having a well behaved dog.
Show Handling Class
Members of the CDKC are active in presenting their dogs are sanctionned CKC shows and must train for this.
In 1977, the Club held it's first All Breed Championship Dog Show at the Cornwall Civic Complex. In 2002, the annual All Breed Championship Show moved outdoors for the first time at Farran Park, Ingleside, Ontario. The show returns to the area of the birthplace of the Club.