About the GBKC

ALL MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD VIA ZOOM in response to COVID gathering restrictions.
The “Great Barrington Kennel Club” was founded in 1941 and is a member of the American Kennel Club AKC.  www.akc.org
The Great Barrington Kennel Club (GBKC) is an organization founded to promote and encourage the breeding of pure-bred dogs for the sole purpose of improving the breeds in keeping with the particular breeds’ written standards, as well as to hold dog shows and obedience trials, matches, field trials, agility trials, and all performance events under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
GBKC Performance events are open to all dogs that are registered with the American Kennel Club or that have AKC Limited Registration, Purebred Alterative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privileges (PAL/ILP), an AKC Canine Partners listing number or approved Foundation Stock Service (FSS) breeds are eligible to participate. 
Dogs with a Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privileges (PAL/ILP) or an AKC Canine Partners listing number must be spayed or neutered in order to compete. 
Barn Hunt trials are open to any dog registered with Barn Hunt, LLC.
GBKC is a supporter of and donates to worthwhile canine-related projects on both a local and national level. It is a member of the American Dog Owners Association and supports their various efforts on behalf of dogs and their owners.
GBKC holds its meetings the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of February, July and December when meetings are not generally held. The general meetings begin at 7:00 P.M. at the Stockbridge Grange, Route 102 (Church Street) in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. 
Programs held in conjunction with the meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, films and panel discussions. The meetings are open to the general public. Membership is open to anyone meeting the requirements of GBKC. Members are required to subscribe and adhere to a written Code of Ethics.