The Club was formed in 1903 as the Kennel Club of Buffalo. Incorporation came in 1931 and the name was changed to Kennel Club of Buffalo, Inc. It is a non-profit organization and a member of the American Kennel Club (AKC). Our mission is to foster an understanding of the origins, purposes and standards of quality of the purebred dog. 

The Club also provides public education activities and promotes responsible pet ownership. The Kennel Club of Buffalo welcomes you to share in our love of dogs and the sport of dogs. Our members interests are varied, such as: agility, field trials, lure coursing, herding, rally, tracking, conformation, obedience and therapy.
Some members train and work with therapy dogs in visits to nursing homes, Hospice, schools and libraries. The diversity of our members keeps our club meetings and activities fun and interesting. We welcome visitors to our meetings and, above all, we encourage everyone to come to our dog show. There you will find excellent examples of every breed and their devoted and enthusiastic owners.

Don't miss the Nickel City Cluster to be held on January 14, 15, 16, and 17, 2016, at The Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY.
***NEW*** National Owner Handled Series All Four Days!!!! 

Location of the Show
5820 South Park Ave, Hamburg, NY 14075

AKC Basic Institute‏

It's official! "The AKC Institute for Aspiring And Newly Approved Judges" will be held in conjunction with the Nickel City Cluster in Hamburg, New York. The Basic Institute will be held in the NYS Police Building of The Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. A Judging Junior Showmanship seminar will be held at the same location on Sunday, January 17, from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Participants may attend either session or both. Cost of the Basic Institute alone is $175; Junior Seminar alone is $50 but in conjunction with the Basic Institute is $25. Contact AKC for registration or watch for the Nickel City Cluster premium list for a registration form.

Juniors Clinic‏

Kennel Club of Buffalo will sponsor a Juniors Clinic with the Professionals on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at The Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, in conjunction with our all-breed show.  The clinic will be held in the rings during the judges' lunch, and pizza will be served to the participating Juniors following the clinic.  For information, contact Heidi Kellerman, Juniors Clinic Coordinator at