Lehigh Valley Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to aid in the betterment and advancement of purebred dogs. Lehigh Valley Kennel Club was founded in 1909 and incorporated on August 6th, 1928. LVKC is dedicated to aiding in the welfare and advancement of purebred dogs. The membership is comprised of dog owners, breeders and individuals dedicated to the welfare of purebred dogs and activities in the world of dogs. Members have many interests: conformation, field, bench, obedience, tracking, agility and simply the love of dogs. If you are interested in learning more about the LVKC, you are invited to attend our meetings as our guest. Potential new members must attend three meetings, then an in-home visit is conducted to review the membership application and LVKC code of ethics. At the following meeting, they can be read for the first time. All applicants are read three times, then are voted on by the general membership. Please contact our membership chairperson, Fran Jarvis, at (610)867-7796 between 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM for more information. Webpage information or candid photographs contact Missy Brong at 610-683-5015 or email. Photographs on this website can not be reproduced or copied without permission. All photographs are copyrighted by all the photographers and LVKC.
The LVKC’s Vision Statement: To promote responsible ownership and enjoyment of pure-bred dogs through education, training and AKC-sanctioned events.
The LVKC’s Code of Ethics: I will become familiar with, and abide by the rules of the American Kennel Club and the AKC Standard(s) of my breed. I will strive in my breeding program to improve the breed to conform more closely to the standard. I shall not engage in the wholesaling of litters,or the selling of stock to such places as pet dealers, catalog houses or other commercial sources of distribution. I will offer at public stud only those dogs which, in my judgment, are an attribute to the breed,and will allow their use only on purebred registered bitches. A puppy or adult showing a serious deviation from the Standard, rendering it unsuitable for breeding, shall be neutered or sold without papers. This shall be clearly understood by the buyer, and I shall have a signed statement to that effect. All other puppies or adults shall be registered or eligible for registration with the AKC, and the the purchaser shall be provided with accurate and valid papers. All puppies and adults shall be sold in a clean and healthy condition, and shall be old enough to make the necessary adjustment to a new home safely. No adult or puppy shall be sold without adequate protection against disease. I shall not use the Club for personal gain or profit. In the event of a complaint lodged against me with the LVKC, I shall agree to extend my cooperation in the resolution of said complaint.