Starved Rock Kennel Club Inc. (SRKC) was founded in 1966 in Ottawa, Illinois at the juncture of the Fox and Illinois Rivers, by a dedicated group of dog owners.
SRKC held its first fun match in 1967 and its first dog show and obedience trial in 1974. Ottawa, a community rich in its Native American, Civil War, Lincoln and Industrial histories, is portrayed in the series of murals through the community.
Recognized by the American Kennel Club, SRKC holds two All Breed Dog Shows, and Obedience/Rally Trials each year in December, this year, 2011, being our 44th consecutive shows.
If you are interested in having fun with your canine companion, check our our membership page. Full Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 years - whether a dog owner or not - whether a pure-bred or rescue owner. Junior Membership is open to anyone 10 years of age once their parent/guardian is a member.
We have bi-monthly meetings starting in February, held at Duffy's Utica IL. See our Meeting Schedule.
We hold conformation classes for our club members and the public to promote the pure bred fancy. We also offer various Obedience classes to help train your dog to be a better canine citizen and a well behaved member of your family.
If you are interested in Obedience or Conformation Classes see our Training Page and New Class Schedule.
We encourage you, through our Breeder Referral System, to check breed information BEFOREchoosing your new puppy.
CLUB PHONE LINE - 815-579-1151
CLUB EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org