The Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club was initiated by a small group of dog fanciers who wanted to promote purebred dogs in the area and host a quality dog show, while at the same time enjoying one another’s company.
The first Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club – AKC All-Breed Dog Show was held in 1955. These first members nurtured this club well, and a growing membership helped them develop and hold memorable dog shows in Wayzata, Minnesota for many years.
Today, the Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club continues with its original traditions and mission – that of holding quality dog shows and promoting purebred dogs, while at the same time, maintaining lasting friendships with one another. For years our shows were held at the Wayzata Junior High School, and later we moved to the Braemar Arena in Edina. We held our shows at the Carver County Fairgrounds also, and we are now holding our shows at the expansive Scott County Fairgrounds in order to have plenty of room for parking and everything else that goes along with a large dog show.
While our first shows hosted just a couple hundred dogs, today we typically have entries of over 1300 dogs. Our shows include conformation, obedience, and rally at the present time. The Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club prides itself on its members of whom we have several lifetime memberships and even a few individuals who have been with us since the beginning.