Brief History

Granite City Kennel Club of St. Cloud, Minnesota Inc. was the FIRST dog training club in St. Cloud. The club was formed as an obedience training club, and has been offering dog training classes continuously since 1968In 1976 the club was licensed by the American Kennel Club to hold obedience trials. In 1988, AKC approval was granted to hold all breed shows and obedience trialsGCKC is the only club that started as an obedience club and became an all breed and obedience club.

The club is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make dogs better home companions. The conformation classes will help prepare both you and your young show hopeful for the breed ring. These classes provide practice in gaiting and stacking your dog, socializing your puppy or dog, and learning show tips from a qualified breed ring instructor.

The club holds 2 all breed dog shows in October at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, MN. The event is held in conjunction with the Wright County Kennel Club, creating a 4 day show cluster know as the Crow River Fall Classic.  For more information click Events. or for a more personalized response click E-mail.

Monthly general meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, and are always open to the public. The location of the next meeting is on the Events page. If interested in coming to a meeting or if you are considering joining just click E-mail on the menu.