Gloucester Kennel Club was organized on December 2, 1975. It is a non-profit club and a licensed member of the American Kennel Club.
To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs.
To do all in it's power to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of purebred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience trials and field trials.
To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, obedience and field trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
To fulfill these objectives, the club:Holds 2 dogs shows, 2 obedience trials, 2 agility trials, 2 Rally Trials
and one match annually.
Sponsors weekly training classes that are open to the public.
Holds educational seminars and exhibitions.
Raise funds to support local and national legislation and dog projects.
Support the local 4-H K-9 Club and the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society with yearly cash donations.
Other donations include the Morris Foundation, Southern Guide Dog School for the Blind,
The Seeing Eye, Canine Defense Fund and Gloucester Fire and Rescue.
Donates educational books and videos to the Gloucester Library.