It is my distinct pleasure to stand at the helm of this great ship known as Sun Maid Kennel Club. I have been in dogs since 1977 – starting with an obedience German Shepherd and moving on to Golden Retrievers that I owned, bred and showed in all three venues: field, obedience and breed for nearly 40 years. Currently I own, breed and show Silky Terriers. We at SMKC are a group of like-minded individuals who have at least one thing in common: we love the sport of showing dogs and desire to give back to that sport.
In these upcoming years of what might be troubled waters, I am happy to be in the boat with these hard workers and dedicated club members. We also would like to announce our show weekend has moved to February 18-20, 2022 and will now encompass three days! We will work hard to bring you all the fun and amenities to which you have become accustomed. The “Show with the Heart” is planning a spectacular event to showcase purebred dogs, and give back to our community, junior handlers and the sport of dogs. Our intention is to again generously contribute to:
*The Fresno Police K9 unit
*California Junior Handler Scholarship Program
*Other dog-related altruistic services
We always welcome visitors to our meetings and I am happy to answer any questions that you might have regarding our club or any of our events.
Here’s to a great year!