Since 1968, Trap Falls Kennel Club has been an
active non-profit all-breed member club of the American Kennel Club®.
TFKC is devoted to the betterment of the purebred dog and is an advocate
for the purebred and mixed breed dog as a family companion.
Additionally, TFKC strives to promote responsible dog ownership in the
community through public education programs and events.
members are interested dog lovers, pet owners; breeders; participants in
Therapy Dog programs, and exhibitors in conformation, obedience, rally,
agility and other competitive dog sports.
Two big events on
which Trap Falls prides itself are its annual AKC all -Breed dog show in
Springfield, Massachusetts and Responsible Dog Ownership Day in
September, which celebrates the joy of dog ownership in a fun
family-friendly atmosphere. Trap Falls also received the AKC® Community
Achievement Award for hosting a successful Responsible Dog Ownership
Trap Falls has a long tradition of community service and
public education – offering training classes in obedience, Canine Good
Citizen® (CGC) training and testing, and TDI® (Therapy Dogs
International) testing; hosting free programs on doggie safety, donating
supplies and funds to local shelters and Hurricane Sandy victims, and
sending needed supplies overseas to K-9 units based in Afghanistan and
Iraq. Most recently TFKC helped fund, with AKC Reunite, the purchase of
a new K-9 officer in Newtown CT.
are held on the first Tuesday of every month and outside guests are
welcome to attend, as there are often speakers and presentations of
interest to dog owners and dog lovers on everything from first-aid to
creating wills and trusts for your furry companions.