Brief History Of PMKC
The idea of Pocono Mountain Kennel Club started in 1971, by a local
dog breeder, who placed an ad in a local newspaper paper. A room full of
people showed up at The Carriage House Restaurant, East Stroudsburg,Pa.,
where the meetings were held once a month. The Constitution & By-Laws in
addition to the Code of Ethics were adopted and accepted by the membership,
PoconoMt. Kennel Club became incorporated February 8, 1972. In late 1970’s
Monthly Fun Matches were held in the gym at the Portland Elementary School,
Portland, Pa. Every month approximately 50-75 dogs entered the match show,
under two (2) Judges. Obedience & Show Handling Classes were held at the
American Legion in East Stroudsburg
On April 23, 1972 the first B Match Show was held at the West End Fairgrounds.
The first A Match was held in September 1973. Our first POINT SHOW was
held Friday, September 13, 1974
We’ve come a long way since then; we now have two Dog Shows every
September. We offer Obedience and showhandling classes throughout the
year. We have an excellent AKC Breeder referral Service, monthly Newsletter,
are a member club of AKC and have a delegate to represent us.
We donate to many local dog organizations, AKC Canine Health Foundation,
and offer scholarships to Veterinarian students and Veterinary Technicians.
In 2007 we purchased animal oxygen masksand distributed them to area
fire companies, to help save animals that have been rescued from fire or
Pocono Mt. Kennel Club donated the SurgiVet Animal Oxygen Recovery
Mask to Monroe County fire, rescue teams at their September 14, 2007
All Breed Dog Show, at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert, PA
The Kennel Club purchased the 30 sets of masks, each set contains three
different sizes. The reusable masks have a rubber gasket, to create a good
seal around the muzzle or mouth of the animal. It is then connected to an
oxygen tank or breathing bag.
The PMKC Objectives are: ·
To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs
To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of all breeds of
To encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials ·
To conduct dogshows and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club ·
To educate the community concerning the care and welfare of dogs.
THINGS WE DO:
Pocono Mt. Kennel Club, Inc holds their Dog shows yearly, in September
Presents educational programs at its monthly meetings which are open to the public
Organizes and supervises reasonably priced obedience and showhandling classes for
members and non-members
Awards scholarships to local students pursing degrees for Veterinary Technology or DVM/VMD
Donates to Canine Research charities , contributes to the community,actively
supports the AWSOM Shelter, Monroe Animal League, West End Ambulance and
other local organizations and programs.
Helps out in times of disaster or emergency in any location with financial aid,
food, etc. for the rescue and welfare of dogs
Maintains a breeder referral service - we refer potential dog buyer/owners to reputable breeders
Keeps abreast of legislative efforts that can be beneficial or detrimental to dogs and takes action as necessary
Pocono Mt. Kennel Club Meetings
General Meeting starts at 7:30
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except in July & December) unless otherwise noted
JANUARY 21, 2015 Meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant, West Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa.
FEBURARY 18, 2015 Meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant, West Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa.
MARCH MEETING CANCELLED
MARCH 18, 2015 Meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant, West Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa. is CANCELLED
APRIL 15, 2015 Meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant, West Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa.
MAY 20, 2015 Meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant, West Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa.
JUNE 17, 2015 Meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant, West Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa.