TVKC Welcomes You!

Our goal is to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to conduct dog shows, agility trials, obedience trials, tracking tests, and sanctioned matches under the rules of the American Kennel Club. We also strive to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of purebred dogs and to demonstrate sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, agility, obedience, and tracking trials. Through these efforts we hope to provide educational opportunities to the public on all aspects of dog ownership.

Letter from TVKC President Leslie Lewis concerning Cancellations
Cancellation Letter



Fall Bonfire!!!

When: Saturday, Sept. 26

Where: Tanana River Boat Launch (off of Chena Pump)

Time: 4-6 pm

Bring your own EVERYTHING!  Chairs, blankets, picnic, roasting sticks, drinks (alcohol within reason).  TVKC will provide s’mores making supplies.

RSVP to Jessica Bennett  or on the Facebook event so we can have a general head count!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Fall Tracking

Peggy Beagle’s Snout Work Class

Who: Peggy Beagle will be offering a unique class to kick off the Scent Work Events sponsored by TVKC! Please join us to get started on Peggy’s Snout Work Classes.

What: Snout Work Classes will teach your dog to identify a scent, and search for it. The cost for each class will be $20.00 each week for members, and $22.00 for non- members. Payment will be made at each class as it is held. Membership is encouraged!

Please bring proof of Rabies. Good to have a photo of your dog’s certificate on your phone to view & send me in email or textP. This AKC requirement keeps us all in-line for insurance purposes & liability.

Please bring & be prepared to wear a FACE MASK. Peggy will have a box of masks and hand sanitizer if needed.

When: This coming Tuesday (8 September 2020) TUESDAYS at two p.m. Location to be announced weekly. Please email ( for location updates. Let’s talk if this time frame will really not work for you.

Where: This training is outdoors until weather does not permit, then we punt. The first class will meet at Pioneer Park, front parking lot, main entrance as if going to the Centennial “Pickle Barrel” Building.

Click on the Snout Work Flyer link below for more information about this great class!

Fall Tracking 2020 Flyer


TVKC Agility Trials


Oct. 16, 17, 18, 2020 at Camp Li-Wa

202010 Premium List

202010 Entry Form




Community Seminar by Patty Strand has been postponed until next year.


TVKC 2020 Club Events Calendar

Club Calendar



TVKC holds 5 regularly-scheduled membership meetings per year. They are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. We are currently seeking a permanent meeting location. Each month’s meeting has a focus:

  • March (education)
  • April (show and trial planning)
  • May (show and trial planning)
  • September (annual meeting—new board members are elected and membership renewals are due)
  • November (financial and budget)

TVKC will hold the following meetings in 2020.  All meetings start promptly at 6:30:

March 4                  TBA
April 1                     TBA
May 6                      NTBA
September 2          (Election meeting!) TBA
November 4          (Budget meeting) TBA

Note: All official meetings of TVKC are governed by Roberts Rules of Order. Please familiarize yourselves with them prior to attending a meeting. Thank you!

TVKC Bylaws (Revised/Adopted 5/29/19)

TVKC By-Laws
Tanana Valley Kennel Club Policies and Procedures


Please feel free to join us!

For information email the membership secretary.


Send an email to any of the following volunteers
by clicking on their name below:

2019 Officers

Leslie Lewis
1st Vice Pres./Training, Education:
Jimmie Ricks
2nd Vice Pres/Membership
Mary Ann Robinson
Stuart Roberts
Recording Secretary:
Carol Haas
Corresponding Secretary:
Jen Schutte

Directors At Large

Electronic Communication:
Linda Bode
Wendy Uzzell 
Jessica Bennett

Class Coordinators:

Lisa Bishop
Jimmie Ricks
Jimmie Ricks
Jimmie Ricks
Tracking: Peggy Beagle


How to Become a TVKC Member

Want to become a TVKC Member?  We would love to have you join us! You may join or renew your membership and pay the membership fee online! Or you can print out the membership form and submit the form with your dues to:

PO Box 72019
Fairbanks, AK  99707

Online membership form

Membership form 2020-2021

TVKC Dog Activity Waiver