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Established in 1951, the Sudbury & District Kennel Club promotes quality breeding of dogs in the Sudbury area according to the principals and standards of the Canadian Kennel Club.  We encourage sportsmanlike competition at conformation shows, and obedience, agility, and field trials.  Held throughout the year, our seminars cover many dog related topics such as pointing, hunting, handling, scent detection and herding.  Of our many activities, we are extremely proud of our No Bite Program which educates children and the public on how to responsibly approach a strange dog and how to read a dog's body language.

History

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Harold Bruce, September 1952

The Sudbury and District Kennel Club was founded in February of 1951. Bringing this club to life was a slow process, with support of a few dog fanciers, it eventually led to the organization meeting at the Colson Hotel in 1951.

The organizing committee included Dr. F.H. Flowers, E. Norris, H. Gifford, Mrs. Mayes, H. Paterson, Mrs. Lawton, G. Burtch, and G. McEwan. Under the leadership of H. Paterson, past President, and G. Burtch, secretary, the club was brought through its first year. This first year proved to be filled with obstacles which were met and dealt with successfully.

With the purpose of the constitution in mind, "To promote and encourage the breeding of better dogs, to stimulate interest in the welfare and humane treatment of all dogs, and sponsor bench shows, field trials and obedience training classes," great strides were taken. Through the assistance of the Sudbury Daily Star and local radio stations, articles were put before the public to further their interest in the care and handling of dogs. The Humane Society (for all animals) was broached and is now in its organizing stage.

Shows were held for the general public to create interest in the training of dogs, and through their response, the first obedience training classes were held in Sudbury under the direction of Marion Urwin and Doug McNaughton. Because of their success, it has been planned to hold yearly classes. The Bench Show committee, in the hands of Ed Norris, held its sanctioned show under the judging of P. Smith, with local entries taking first place in all classes. The Field Trial committee had its first sanctioned trial which was a success, paving the way for the present Championship Non Slip Retriever Trial.

All in all, the Club has had a good year and is progressing steadily, but only through the diligent efforts of each member, and the help of the Sudbury citizens.
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Outstanding Achievements

1964

Canadian National Open All Age Field Trial Champion
CNFTCh FTCh CDX Rogue O'Rock Acre
Owner/Handler Bill Watt

1989

#1 All Breeds Winner in Conformation
Am/ Can/ Bda Champion
Jamelyn Second Edition
Owned by Richard and Wendy Paquette

2011

Canadian National Open All Age Field Trial Champion
CNFTCh FTCh Lady Caramel
Owner:  Tanya McCaffrey
Handler:   Bill McCaffrey