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 South Windsor Kennel Club members are proud to participate in a wide variety of public education and "Meet the Breed" events throughout the year to promote the wonder of dogs in our lives.  SWKC also hosts two all breed AKC licensed dog shows at the Eastern States Exposition to showcase AKC registered dogs, and holds one AKC licensed breed and obedience Match Show. SWKC also participates in a variety of civic events demonstrating the fun and importance of dogs to their families.

SWKC is very supportive of the efforts of the Connecticut Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners, Inc. (www.ctfeddog.com).

For more information on some of our activities, click on the Events link above. Go to the Photo Gallery/Events link  above to see some photos from some of our events.

 

 

 

SWKC President Receives the AKC Visionary Award For Outstanding Contribution

At the American Kennel Club (AKC) Delegates Meeting, held in December of 2015 in Orlando, Florida, Peggy Wampold, President of the South Windsor Kennel Club, was one of six recipients of the coveted AKC Visionary Award. This Award celebrates individuals whose vision and contributions have been responsible for change and forward movement in the American Kennel Club through their collective efforts to protect our right to own and breed dogs; to share the AKC's dedication and love of dogs with the general public; and to educate present and future dog owners about responsible dog ownership. Peggy's medallion for outstanding contribution recognizes her tireless efforts to educate the public about dogs and about the American Kennel Club and all the wonderful things AKC does to help all dogs, including AKC's efforts to improve the lives and health of dogs through the Canine Health Foundation. Peggy works on numerous public education and dog competition events throughout the year. Two of her biggest public education efforts include arranging and coordinating the "Meet the Breeds" events at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, a fair which draws more than one million visitors annually, and the "AKC Showcase of Breeds" held annually at the Connecticut Pet Expo and sponsored by the CT and MA Federation of Dog Clubs. An avid animal lover and extremely hard worker, Peggy excels in getting the message out how much dog lovers love their dogs and in inspiring new generations of dog lovers.
 

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On October 22, 2015, the South Windsor Kennel Club presented the Vernon Police Department with a check in the amount of $5000.00 toward the purchase and rearing of a police dog to  join the force.