AKC Canine Experience (Education Match)

An AKC Canine Experience is a multi-club, multi-sport event that introduces and welcomes owners of newly AKC-registered puppies to and educates them about the sport of purebred dogs. The day-long event features educational presentations and provides an opportunity for potential owners to be mentored by experienced exhibitors and club members prior to an afternoon match, during which new exhibitors and future fanciers practice their newly learned skills. Only licensed and member clubs are eligible to host an AKC Canine Experience.

Once you’ve set a date and location for your Multi-club AKC Canine Experience, complete an AKC Sanctioned Match application form (part no. AES999), an AKC Canine Experience application form and contact Tim Thomas, (919) 816-3639 or tjt@akc.org.

A guide has been created to assist you when conducting an AKC Canine Experience in your area. You may download this manual here.

2012 AKC Canine Experience Schedule

  • Oklahoma City, OK
    Sept 22
    Animal Resource Center
    7949 S. I-35 Service Road, Oklahoma, City, OK
    For information, contact Dr. Carmen Herbel Spears – (405) 820-3741
    tabuxpfarms@hotmail.com
  • Lake Elmo, MN
    Sept 8
    Washington County Fairgrounds
    12300 40th Street North, Lake Elmo, MN
    Event Flier
    For information, contact Pat Cunningham – (218) 828-1799, sugarbush-dogs@juno.com

2011 AKC Canine Experience Schedule

  • Charlotte, NC
    Mar. 12
    Piedmont Kennel Club Showplace – 13607 Choate Circle, Charlotte, NC 28217.
    For more information contact: Kim Blutreich at 704-282-4947 or minoan-kim@carolina.rr.com
    Event Flier
  • Hillsboro, OR
    June 18
    Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124
    For more information contact: Dr. Craig Bowen, Tualatin Kennel Club, Match Chair, corbel@wattglobal.net, phone: 503-680-1507
  • Long Island, NY
    July 31
    St. Johnland Nursing Center
    395 Sunken Meadow Rd., Kings Park, Long Island, NY
    For information, contact Bob Eisele – BobEisele@aol.com, 631-277-2201, website: www.SuffolkCountyKennelClub.org
  • Lake Elmo, MN
    Sept 10
    Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 North 40th Street, Lake Elmo, MN
    For information, contact Pat Cunningham – (218) 828-1690, sugarbush-dogs@juno.com
    Event Flier
  • Glenpool, OK
    Sept 17
    Glenpool Conference Center, 12205 s Yukon, Glenpool, OK 74033
    For information contact – Deby Harber, (918) 827-2773, oklahomardod@gmail.com
    Event Flier
  • Quartz Hill, CA
    Sept 18
    George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave L-8, Quartz Hill, CA 93536
    For information contact – Dick Greaver (805) 377-8035, greaver1@live.com
    Event Flier
  • Bloomington, CA
    Oct 9
    Orange Empire Dog Club House, 18225 Santa Ana Avenue, Bloomington, CA 92316
    For information contact – Dick Greaver (805) 377-8035, greaver1@live.com
    Event Flier

2010 AKC Canine Experience (Education Match) Schedule

  • Raleigh, NC
    Jan. 16
    NC State Fairgrounds - Kerr Scott Building, 5500 McNeely Drive, Suite 102, Raleigh NC 27617
    For more information contact: Steve Wallis, wallissm@bellsouth.net, phone:919-782-2558
    Larry Sorenson, llsoren@earthlink.net, phone: 919-550-7631
    Event Flier
  • Hillsboro, OR
    Jun. 19
    Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124
    Event Flier
    For more information contact: Amy Vandehey, Tualatin Kennel Club – Match Chair, ameliavandehey@yahoo.com, phone: 503-265-9500
    Jason Gretton, Dog Fanciers Assoc. of Oregon – Match Chair, jw.gretton@comcast.net, phone: 503-579-8595
  • Long Island, NY
    Aug. 1
    St. Johnland Nursing Center, 395 Sunken Meadow Rd., Kings Park, Long Island, NY
    For information, contact Bob Eisele – BobEisele@aol.com, 631-277-2201, website: www.SuffolkCountyKennelClub.org
    Premium list
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    Aug. 7&8
    Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK
    For information, contact Holly Million – OKCCE@aol.com
  • Seattle, WA
    Aug. 7&8
    Magnuson Park, Hangar 30, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
    For information, contact Cecilia Barnett – ceciliasshop@comcast.net
  • Lake Elmo, MN
    Sept. 11
    Washington County Fairgrounds
    12300 North 40th Street, Lake Elmo, MN
    For information, contact Pat Cunningham – (218) 828-1690
    sugarbush-dogs@juno.com
    Event Flier
  • Claremore, OK 
    Sept. 18
    Will Rogers Downs Event Center
    20900 S. 4200 Road
    For information, contact Anna Vaughn anna@cme-usa.com 918-906-3776 or Mary Hakel m.hakel@live.com 918-200-2580
    Event Flier
  • Blumington, CA
    Oct. 10
    Orange Empire Club House, 18225 Santa Anna, Blumington, CA 92316
    For information, contact Dick Weaver greaver1@live.com, (805) 377-8035
  • Metairie, LA
    Nov. 14
    In conjunction with Pet Fest
    Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003
    For information, contact: Barbara Friese, 985-246-0049

2009 AKC Canine Experience (Education Match) Schedule

  • Hillsboro, OR
    June 13
    Washington County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro, OR
    For information, contact Amy Vandehey – ameliavandehey@yahoo.com, 503-265-9500
  • Seattle, WA
    June 20-21
    Magnuson Park, Hangar 30, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
    For information, contact Cecilia Barnett – cecilias@isp.com
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    Aug. 1-2
    Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK
    For information, contact Holly Million – OKCCE@aol.com
  • Long Island, NY
    Aug. 9
    St. Johnland Nursing Center
    395 Sunken Meadow Rd., Kings Park, Long Island, NY
    For information, contact Bob Eisele – BobEisele@aol.com, 631-277-2201
    Website: www.SuffolkCountyKennelClub.org
    Video: August 2009 AKC Canine Experience Video
  • Antelope Valley, CA
    Sept. 13
    Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave L-8, Quartz Hill, CA
    For information, contact Dick Greaver – greaver@as.net – (805) 377-8035
  • Lake Elmo, MN
    Sept. 19
    Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 North 40th Street, Lake Elmo, MN
    For information, contact Pat Cunningham - (218) 828-1690, sugarbush-dogs@juno.com
    Event Flier
  • Enid, OK
    Sept. 20
    Garfield County Fairgrounds, Chisholm Trail Pavillion, 111 W. Purdue Ave., Enid, OK 73701
    For information, contact Carolyn Herbel – chirho@pldi.net, 580-661-3299
    Event Flier
    Breeder Symposium
  • Metairie, LA
    Nov. 1
    In conjunction with Pet Fest
    Lafreniere Park, 300 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003
    For information, contact Dianne Phillips – dtp4dogs@aol.com

2008 AKC Canine Experience (Education Match) Schedule