Welcome to the Arapahoe Kennel Club

The Arapahoe Kennel Club was established in August 2006 through the hard work and dedication of our founding members.  The last All-Breed Club founded in Colorado was in the 1980's. We felt it was necessary to add another local club option and to add some new dog shows for Greater Denver area.

In its short existence, Arapahoe Kennel Club has successfully gained recognition from the American Kennel Club. We are coming upon our fourth weekend of Annual All-Breed Dog Shows, and are helping to educate the public through the Arapahoe Kennel Club Bark In The Park outing day in Aurora, CO.

Club Information

The objectives of the Arapahoe Kennel Club are:

            1. To further the advancement of all breeds of Purebred Dogs.
            2. To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of dog shows, obedience trials, rally obedience trials, agility trials and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at such events.
            3. To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, obedience trials, rally obedience trials, agility trials, and all AKC events for which the Club is eligible under the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club.


Volunteers may soon be seen throughout Colorado collecting signatures to put a measure on the November 2022 ballot that they will claim will protect animals in the state. The American Kennel Club joins many other animal welfare, livestock and animal husbandry groups in expressing grave concerns and opposition to the proposal. We urge all dog owners and breeders in the state to NOT sign these petitions should they begin to be circulated.

What is the measure?

As currently drafted, Proposed Initiative 16, known as the Preventing Animals from Unnecessary Cruelty and Exploitation (PAUSE) Act would ask voters the following question:



Meeting Information

Visitors and new members are always welcome! The General Membership meeting is held the 4th Monday of each month at 7PM. Dates and locations are listed here.

Bark in the Park and B-Match is canceled for 2020.

Information about our annual dog show is on the Dog Show page.

We have an Online Store where all transactions will occur for our Show and other activities.


Upcoming Events

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