History

The Mid-Hudson Kennel Association was founded in 1941 to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs. The Club offers year round dog activities and public services for the community, and raises money to provide support for animal care organizations such as the Dutchess County SPCA, the AKC Health Foundation, and educational foundations for the promotion and
well-being of dogs.

The MHKA holds its meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck NY. We offer animal health related seminars and general information programs for pet owners as well as conformation and agility enthusiasts at these meetings. Guests are always welcome to attend and refreshments are served.

The MHKA offers training classes for breed handling, agility, and a course in Canine Good Citizen. Please check our website for a schedule of upcoming classes, time and location.

For those individuals interested in purchasing a purebred puppy, the MHKA offers a breeder referral service, and breed rescue contacts for those individuals looking to adopt or place an older purebred dog. See our web site for more information.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.“– Josh Billings