Thank you for your interest in the Elgin Kennel Club.
Our general meetings are usually on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Oakfield Family Restaurant, 27 W 229 Geneva Rd, Winfield, IL 60190. Phone 630 690-3303. The Restaurant is located in the back of the Prairie Trail Shopping Center on the South West corner of County Farm & Geneva Roads.
The principal events of the Elgin Kennel Club are the two-day back-to-back shows in August and the AKC B-OB sanctioned match in January. We have monthly business and social meetings. Occasionally we have guest speakers. We do not have training facilities and/or classes but can refer you to Obedience Training Clubs and Confirmation Classes in the area.
We feel that the Elgin Kennel Club Shows are one of the best shows in this area. We hope that you have the opportunity to attend our August shows and can see our club in action.
Also the annual Elgin Kennel Club AKC B-OB sanctioned match in January is one of the largest and best run matches in this area.
The membership is open to all persons 18 years of age and older who are in good standing with the AKC and subscribe to the purposes of the Club. The Elgin Kennel Club has a very active membership, many of who are either actively showing their breed, active in other clubs, and/or are Judges. The Elgin Kennel Club expects its members to be active in the club, attend the monthly meetings and work at our events. The club is very fortunate to have hard working members who take great pride in their club and make the shows and matches the successes they are.
The exceptions of the meetings are that in December we have a Club Christmas Dinner at a different location. Also depending on the timing of Westminster Kennel Club, the February meeting is sometime moved up a week. From time to time for various reasons we have also changed the meeting night by a week or so.
The meetings start at 8pm or shortly afterwards. Many of the members come earlier, sometime after 7 pm and have dinner and socialize with other members. We try to have various educational programs that relate to dog events.
We are always looking for interested people and invite you to join us at one of our meetings.