North Arkansas Kennel Club Inc.
Serving the north central Arkansas region.

  • All-Breed Dog Shows

NAKC is a non-profit organization of dog owners, breeders, and exhibitors, devoted to the advancement and welfare of purebred dogs and the sport of dogs. NAKC is concerned with good breeding practices, proper care of dogs and maintenance of purebred dogs. We promote educational programs through schools, training classes, shows, trials and other club activities. NAKC members actively show their dogs in conformation, obedience, agility, and other AKC events such as herding and field trials.

Obedience & Rally
Matches, Workshops & Seminars
Club Members Dinners & Activities
Community Outreach Programs & Activities


  • Natural Laws of a Rally Dog in Motion
    I’m an instructor of rally performance skills. When I first began teaching rally AKC had just picked up the sport... Read more »
  • Foundation Games in Competition Obedience
    Getting in and out of the box. There are a number of foundation exercises that I teach my dogs. I start... Read more »
  • Balancing Agility Skills
    In any given agility course, we ask our dogs to go over, around, and in between jumps. It’s our job... Read more »
  • The Poison-Proof Dog, Part 2
    In our last issue, we began a discussion of how best to protect working dogs in law enforcement from accidental... Read more »
  • Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training
    Following is an excerpt from the book Thoughtful Owners, Great Dogs by James Akenhead. Obedience training is usually thought of as... Read more »
  • The Poison-Proof Dog: Part One
    Recently, the American College of Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care reported that each month, six percent of canine emergencies... Read more »
  • E-Collar Basics
    Electronic is an interesting adjective that Webster’s defines as: 1. of or having to do with electrons; 2.operating, produced, or... Read more »
  • Using play drive in bite work
    When training police dogs to perform certain tasks, we use the dog’s inherent drives. That’s why, when we test a... Read more »
  • K-9 Announcements: Dos and Don’ts
    How many of you have experienced this at training during searches: “OK, Officer Jones: bring your dog, give two announcements... Read more »
  • Trailing versus tracking: The keys to success
    Trailing frequently is confused with tracking, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. Tracking is based on the human... Read more »

Quick News


New Date – B/OB Match – Feb 13th

Due to bad weather for our January 23rd match, NAKC has rescheduled our popular independent Breed/Obedience-Rally Match with CGC & CGCA testing available. Email Sherry  sherrygibbany57 [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions. The original entries already sent in will be used for the 2/13 match. New entries or changes will be accepted […]


B/OB Match Canceled

The North Arkansas Kennel Club Match has been canceled due to this week’s weather. Many secondary roads especially around Harrison  are covered in ice, and it is too dangerous to try to pull out the club’s trailer where it is stored and get it over to the fairgrounds to setup this evening. Sorry for the […]

North Arkansas Kennel Club, Inc.

Jan 23, 2016 B/OB Match Flyer

Mark your calendars now! The next B/OB Match in this area will be on Saturday January 23, 2015. Northwest Arkansas District Fairgrounds (Indoors) Route 62 B – Harrison, Arkansas *** Heated Building, CGC & CGC Advanced Testing *** Dogs must be registered or eligible for registration with the AKC. Dogs must be in proper show […]

Jace's First Show

Supporting and Encouraging Juniors

Supporting and Encouraging Juniors The following article for support and encouraging juniors is submitted to remind club members and exhibitors that juniors are our valuable resource for the future of dog sports and responsible dog ownership. This includes conformation, obedience, agility, and other performance activities. In the ring or out of it, whether “working” our […]

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Baxter Regional Hospital Welcomes “Paws of Love”

Baxter Regional Hospital Welcomes “Paws of Love” submitted by Lynda Dudek Apache owned by Susie Baker, Andy owned by Charles Polacek and Barney owned by Lynda Dudek, members of the “Paws of Love” therapy group (registered members of the national Alliance Therapy Dogs organization), have now starting doing visits to Baxter Regional Hospital. This is the first time dogs […]


Obedience Training – Flippin

Obedience Training – Flippin 102 Girard Street (behind Rockin Chair Realty), Flippin, AR Dog training classes Sunday January 17th and January 31st. 10 am – 10:45 am – beginner basic class 10:45 am – noon – rally all levels noon – 1:00 pm – novice/beginner novice 1 pm – 2 pm – open/utility/all adv levels […]


Conformation Practice – Flippin

Conformation Practice – Flippin 102 Girard Street (behind Rockin Chair Realty), Flippin, AR Every Tuesday at 6PM starting January 12, 2016 Drop me a text (870-404-4043) or email to let me know if you are planning on attending these classes. Please take turns playing judge so all can have an opportunity to work their dogs. Keep […]

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed for Various Club Committees

Volunteers Needed for Various Club Committees Most of these open committees can be performed by new club members too, so don’t be shy about volunteering. For those with the club’s old handbook, these jobs will look familiar! Please ask Sherry any questions about any of the positions, as it seems she usually ends up doing […]


Holiday Dinner 2016

January 2, 2016 Holiday Dinner at Twelve Oaks Plantation in Harrison, Arkansas.


May Agility Trials

May 6, 7 & 8th – Agility Trials – Berryville Carroll County Fairgrounds Hwy 21/221 N, Berryville, AR 72616 104 County Rd 401 (3 miles north of Berryville just off Hwy 62 E) Event Numbers: Event No: 2016246401, 2016246402, 2016246403 INDOORS – ROLLED PACKED DIRT FLOOR ARENA TWO RINGS 90″ x 100″


Member’s Latest Brags


Arlene Myslinski – January Brags

BNI Chauncey Laird O’Loch–Top Preferred Agility Bedlington Terrier 2014. (They are a year behind, Chauncey got this last year for 2013) Nothin’ like going out on top! Cassidy Gran Lago–Novice Rally Title Clancy, Lake’s Fighting Irish–Therapy Dog Excellent (Pictured) ~ Arlene Myslinski

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C.J. Foster – January Brag

Nicky (CH C-More’s Winter Whisper at D’Barcy CGCA CGCU) has passed his Alliance Therapy Dog (formerly TD, Inc.) testing and observations over the Christmas holidays.  Nicky has started working on his AKC Therapy Novice title.  A big thank you to Arlene Myslinski, she was great to work with as our ATD tester.   ~ C.J. Foster


Sherry Gibbany – January Brags

Rani, Aussie, got her preferred open title at our obedience trial and placements in Rally Advanced and Excellent all three days and three more legs on her RAE. Belle, Lab, got high combined rally on Sunday and placements all three days and three legs for her RAE. Belle has qualified for Rally Excellent at Rally […]


Patti Mole – January Brags

I would like to introduce Champion “CH Aftershock Bayou Renegade.” He is my younger male Belgium Tervuren that will be 4 years old in April! He went Winners dog at our November show cluster on Thursday and Sunday!!! He got the last 2 points needed at Nolan River Kennel Club in Glen Rose Texas this past weekend […]


Patti Sontag – January Brags

In November Midnight Acres Brightest Star, my Belgian Sheepdog ran strong at a Barn Hunt Trial in Columbia, MO. She finished her RATN, (Novice Barn Hunt Title) earning a 3rd place by finding the rat in 1 minute and 8 seconds. In December, Star and her daughter Eve, Midnight Acres Starry Night’s Evening Prayer, earned […]


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