Club History

Established over fifty years ago, the Saskatoon Kennel and Obedience Club became an accredited club on May 12, 1963 for the purpose of promoting purebred dogs.

The Club’s founding members were Joan Wiik (Shetland Sheepdog), Alex and Pat Randall (American Cocker Spaniel), Lorraine Whitehead (Pomeranian), Marilyn Taylor (Shetland Sheepdog), Margaret Stevenson (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and Ruby and Greg McGregor (Elkhounds).

Obedience classes started in April, 1963, and the club’s first Conformation and Obedience matches were held two months later.

SKOC’s first all-breed Championship shows and Obedience trials were held on September 19 & 20, 1964, at the Kinsmen Arena.

Classes were first held in the Stock Pavilion at the University of Saskatchewan as well as outdoors.

Stock Pavilion (2)

The Club moved to its present location in 1981.

 

The SKOC will serve its membership and the community at large by giving support, understanding, help and guidance in all their canine-related endeavors.