Canine Good Neighbour Training & Test

The Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) test is offered at our annual Dog Show.  This year the test will be in Friday, Oct. 13th 2017.canine-good-neighbour

The purpose of the Canine Good Neighbour Program test is to ensure that your dog is accepted as a valued member of the community. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.
Canine Good Neighbour training is fun, rewarding, and useful, and can enable owners to achieve a better relationship with their dogs.

All dogs (incl. mixed-breeds) are eligible to take the test.

Detailed information on the program can be found on the Canadian Kennel Club website – Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Participants book (pdf file)

To practice or refresh training we recommend you join in our weekly CGN lessons.

  • Classes will be Tuesday, Sep. 26, Oct. 3 & 10th, 2017
  • 6 pm at Cherry Creek Hall-Gym, for 50 minutes.
  • Cost for 3 classes – $45.  Your instructor will be Synneva Stubbs

If you are interested, please pre-register with Roxanne Leyland, or 250-723-9939

The CGN exam will take place at Glenwood Center on Friday October 13th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  We will accept applicants on site or you can pre-register

Cost of test is $25.  Dogs that qualify receive a badge and certificate.



53rd Annual Dog Show – Oct. 13-14-15, 2017

Alberni Valley Kennel Club is pleased to announce their 53rd Annual Championship Dog Show will take place October 13 – 15, 2017 at Glenwood Center in Port Alberni.

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  • This year’s theme will be Friday the 13thHALLOWEEN with special events.

    • Exhibitors asked to wear “black” on Friday the 13th
    • Exhibitors encouraged to wear “orange” or costume on Sat. Oct. 14th
    • Exhibitor & Dog Costume Parade on Saturday (for exhibited dogs only)
    • Photo Contest of your Dog in Costume – Everyone welcomed.  Enter your photos by noon on Fri. Oct. 13th (with Show Secretary)
  • 3 – All Breed Championship Shows – Friday – Saturday – Sunday

  • Friday Events include: – Halloween Photo Contest – Meet the Breeds – Sanction Match – Canine Good Neighbour Testing

  • Saturday Events include: – Sweepstakes, Junior Handling, Halloween Costume Parade, Social Dinner, various prize draws & silent auction

  • Sunday Events include:  the final All Breed Best in Show

  • Fundraising for CKC Junior Obedience/Handling program & Lions Foundation for Dog Guides

2017 Official Premium List AVKC Oct 13-15

Entries  closed Wed. Sep. 27, 2017

Judging Schedule (Simplified):

  FRIDAY-OCT.13         SATURDAY-OCT.14       SUNDAY-OCT.15
 9:30 - Sporting       9:00 - Working        9:00 - Working
10:00 - Toys           9:00 - Hounds         9:00 - Hounds
11:00 - Terriers       9:15 - Toys           9:00 - Herding
 1:00 - Hounds        10:15 - Non-Sporting  10:00 - Terriers
 1:00 - Working        1:30 - Sporting      10:30 - Toys
 1:30 - Herding        1:30 - Terriers      11:15 - Non-Sporting
 2:00 - Non-Sporting   2:30 - Herding       11:20 - Sporting

Catalogue  – ($7.) will be limited in print form but will also be available in digital form at the opening of the show on Oct. 13th.  Each catalogue will have a ticket in a prize draw to be done Saturday evening.

Results are available from Canuck Dogs:

Alberni Valley Kennel Club 2017 Dog Show Results


July 16, 2017 AIOC Trials in Coombs

PRE-REGISTER FOR TRIAL (by email) – until Friday July 14th, will save you time.

On Trial Day – July 16th – you will only have to pay and pickup armbands.

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Judging started at 9:00 am with a short break between Trials 1 & 2.  All judging completed by 2:00 pm.

Trial Results:

Note:  Novice Intermediate Class is “Exhibition Only”

Candid Photos:

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AVKC Hosts CARO Trial, May 21/17.


Click here for Premium List:  2017 CARO Premium List AVKC-NKC

Click here for Paper Entry Form:  AVKC-NKC-CARO Entry May 21/17

CARO Chairperson for AVKC:

Meet the Breeds – Fri. Oct. 14th

Back by popular demand, we have invited breeders to come to show their dog(s) to the publicmeet-the-breeds-2015_0627

It will take place on Friday, Oct. 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Glenwood Center.

Here is your chance to get a close look of a variety of dogs and ask the breeders any questions you may have.

Here is a list of Breeders attending.

diablotin-margaret-byron-bcBerger des Pyrenees, Affenpinschers, &  Brussels Griffon
Margaret Byron – Diablotin Kennel

dunsmuir-kennel-scotties-j-marriott-bc400Scottish Terriers
Jackie Marriott – Dunsmuir Kennels – 250 338 5936 –

Sea Legends – Teresa Armich

trekhond-tibetan-spaniel-mcphee-bcTibetan Spaniels – Ann McPhee

finnish-lapphunds-bc-picFinnish Lapphunds – Kerri Perras

havanese-business-card_2017Havanese – Bev Dorma

nsdtolling-retriever-bc-picNova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
Wendy Lee – Lealee Tollers –

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…more to be added as info becomes available.


2016 AIOC/AVKC Trials July 17th

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May 29, 2016 Purina Walk for Guide Dogs


Alberni Valley Kennel Club is pleased to support the Lions Foundation of Canada and the Purina Walk for Dog Guides, by participating and donating to the Walk.

We had a chance to meet local Guide Dog, Shadow is a seizure response dog for Kayla Aolick.  He is very special to her and gives her the comfort and care to live a more independent life.  Kayla wants someone else to get the gift of a dog to make their life better.  It takes the donations of many to support the guide dog program.  Every little bit helps.

You can still donate online:  Port Alberni Purina Walk for Dog Guides

Also at the walk,  AV Lions BBQ,  Mini Silent Auction,  Kids Draw and Bosley’s.

AV Kennel Club challenged all Obedience Class participants (past & present) to donate.

The weather was great and there were lots of dogs.  (Congrats to Roberta for walking 4 of her standard poodles.)

If you missed it, be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year.

AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials – July 12, 2015

2015ObedienceClasses2500x3850This is our 4th annual AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials.  It takes place inside the Coombs Activity Hall.  There is limited space inside the hall for crating dogs.

An entry is $10. per dog/trial.  (We will help you schedule multiple dogs &/or schedule you in each trial)

Don’t forget to bring your AIOC Trial Cards.  If you are new to AIOC, please bring your Kennel Club Membership card.

We will take registration from the dogs that will go in the ring first.  (Obedience – Utility, Open…  Rally – Novice A & B…)

Lunch break is at the discretion of the judges.  Limited snacks will be available.

Purina Walk for Dog Guides – May 31st 2015



As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we are happy to bring back the:

Alberni Valley


Saturday Evening, October 18, 2014

The Winners Are:

  • Best in Classic – Bouvier des Flandres #532
  • Best Veteran – Smooth Fox Terrier $537
  • Best in Sporting Group – Irish Water Spaniel #504
  • Best in Hound Group – Standard Wired Hair Dachshund #511
  • Best in Working Group – Siberian Husky #513
  • Best in Terrier Group – West Highland Terrier # 518
  • Best in Toy Group – Havanese #525
  • Best in Non-Sporting Group – French Bulldog #538
  • Best in Herding Group – Bouvier des Flandres #532

List of entries and all FINAL scores (.pdf) 1 page

This is a formal affair and all exhibitors, judges, stewards… are requested to wear formal attire.

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible to enter, the dog(s) must have won a Group 1st ribbon at ANY time in the past and enter before October 1st (with the exception of those dogs that become eligible between Oct. 1-18th.) A group first picture must accompany your entry or be verified by the show secretary to be eligible.

PRIZES:  Best in Classic, Group Winners & Best Veteran in Classic

JUDGING:  Dogs competing shall be judged in their “Group” in random order.  Each group will be judged by 2 judges without consultation between judges.  Each judge will score each dog out of a possible 100 points.  The total score awarded the winner will be announced.  (The remainder of judging and in case of a tie, is yet to be determined by the show committee.)

RULES:  The “Canine Classic” is an unofficial event and is separate from the Alberni Valley Kennel Club’s CKC Approved All Breed Shows & Trials.

The Canine Classic will be held after “Best in Show” Saturday, October 18, 2014

No Dog may be entered in the Classic if it has been handled, owned, leased or boarded etc. by any of the Classic judges.

The Show Committee reserves the right to remove any person or dog from competition for misbehaviour.

Please keep your set-up & grounds clean.  Do not use the ring areas for exercising dogs.

The club wishes to express that this is a Formal Dress Event and formal attire is requested.

There will be no refunds of entry fees for any reason.





  • No admission for spectators.
  • Bar Service – Beer & Wine
  • Canine Classic Catalogue will be available for sale.

More details will be posted here as they become available.