Welcome to the website of
Missouri Rhineland Kennel Club
of Franklin County and
the surrounding area.
Beginning in February 2017, MRKC is now offering the following classes:
Puppy Class (puppies up to 6 months)
Basic Obedience Class (afternoon and evening classes)
Conformation Class (breed handling)
For more information or registration,
please contact Debbie Barrioz at 573-237-4844
2014 update - MEMBERS - WE HAVE A BUILDING NOW FOR PRACTICE. CONTACT SUSAN WATERMANN FOR INFORMATION ON OBTAINING ACCESS.
Missouri Rhineland Kennel Club holds meetings at least 6 times a year. Visitors are always welcomed! New members are encouraged to join as we'd love to see our club keep growing. Please see the club calendar on our Events page for meeting times and locations.
We are an AKC working club and members are required to work at least eight hours per year at club events and attend at least two club meetings during the year in order to qualify for any club awards (or a combination of 24 hours working club events.) The club offers very nice awards to individuals obtaining AKC titles on their dog(s). Our annual awards dinner is held in January or February with a brief meeting following.
MRKC is host to many events throughout the year. Some of our annual events include an agility trial, an all breed conformation show, and an obedience and rally trial. We also host a health clinic each year. In September, before our club meeting, we hold our annual picnic at one of the lakeside pavillions in the Washington Park.
We have several members that are active in AKC conformation showing, obedience, rally, field,
tracking and agility. To learn more about these AKC events visit www.akc.org. If you have a
purebred dog, that is not AKC registered, you can obtain an ILP registration through AKC and
compete in AKC events. But our club is not strictly about competing with your dog. We have
several pet owners of mixed and pure breed dogs as well.
AKC now has competition for mixed breeds in agility, rally and obedience. You can earn titles on your mixed breed dogs by joining the Canine Partners program. For more information go to the Canine Partners section of the AKC website.
Many of our club members are experienced in dog training and offer classes, such as puppy
kindergarten, basic obedience, advanced obedience, tracking, rally, and conformation. Join us
at a club meeting to learn more about our club and our members. Feel free to email us for more
Our email address is missourirhinelandkc @ yahoo.com
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Please note: MRKC and its members promote responsible breeding. If you are looking to
add a purebred dog to your family, please learn about the breed beforehand. The internet is a useful tool in learning. We suggest buying your new puppy from a responsible breeder who has
experience in the breed and allows you to see where the puppy was raised and at least one of
the parents. This breeder will ask you to fill out an application because they want to make
sure their puppies are going to wonderful homes. They will also ask you to spay/neuter your
puppy if he/she is not going to be used in conformation showing.
Download the club application here. http://sites.google.com/site/missourirhinelandkc/application
Download the club bylaws here. http://sites.google.com/site/missourirhinelandkc/bylaws
Download the club awards criteria here. http://sites.google.com/site/missourirhinelandkc/awards-criteria
WE HAVE GONE TO THE DOGS FOR 30 PAWSOME YEARS: 1982- 2012
and still going strong!!