October 13-15, 2023 Championship Dog Show

The Alberni Valley Kennel Club is proud to host the

58th Annual All-Breed Championship Dog Show

October 13, 14 & 15th, 2023

at the Glenwood Centre, Port Alberni.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

October 14-15-16, 2022 AVKC Dog Show

The 57th annual Alberni Valley Kennel Club Championship Dog Show will be held October 14, 15 & 16th, 2022 at Glenwood Centre in Port Alberni, sanctioned by the Canadian Kennel Club.

MEET THE BREEDS is our feature event on Friday, Oct. 14th, at 5:00 to 6:30 pm. 

Here is your chance to get a close look at a variety of dogs.  Currently we have the following breeds in attendance:  Shih Tzu, Biewer Terrier, Bull Terrier, Weimaraner, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Shiba Inu, Welsh Corgi, Beagle, Phalene, Finnish Lapphund, Yakutian Laika, Shikoku ken, Finnish Spitz, Shetland Sheepdog, English Springer Spaniel, Min. Smooth Haired Dachshund…



OCTOBER 14, 2022 (Friday) Best in Show Judge: Juan Miranda

BIS Deerhound (Scottish) GCh Necesse’s Defendo Dominus
RBIS Spaniel (Brittany) GChEx Rivermist Broxden Magnuttic

OCTOBER 15, 2022 (Saturday) Best in Show Judge: James Reynolds

BIS West Highland White Terrier GChG Skyehigh’s Video Game
RBIS Spaniel (Brittany) GChEx Rivermist Broxden Magnuttic

OCTOBER 16, 2022 (Sunday) Best in Show Judge: Cesar Gutierrez Perez 

BIS Spaniel (Brittany) GChEx Rivermist Broxden Magnuttic
RBIS West Highland White Terrier GChG Skyehigh’s Video Game




Aug 28, 2022 AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials

Alberni Valley Kennel Club & Campbell River Dog Fanciers hosted AIOC Trials at the Coombs Fairgrounds.

Group sit in Obedience Pre Novice

Judge Leslie Gardiner with Obedience Pre Novice qualifiers

Rally High in Class (Novice B) in both trials with 100 pt scores – Kayla Werezak and Weiss

Rally Novice A qualifying score to Roxanne & Charger

Judge David Denis with Novice A qualifiers and High in Class 100 Ann McPhee and Tyson

Rally judge, David Denis with Rally Novice B qualifiers

AIOC Trial Volunteers – Thank you!


Aug. 2-4, 2022 AVKC Dog Shows & Trials

We are hosting 3 days of a 9 day show/trial circuit this summer:

July 30, 31, Aug. 1 – Campbell River Dog Fanciers Club at Nunns Park, Campbell River

Aug. 2, 3, 4 – Alberni Valley Kennel Club at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds

Aug. 5, 6, 7 – Glacierview Kennel  Club at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds

Full Details in our Premium List 

2022 Aug 2-3-4 AVKC Premium List





Show Secretary – Tremblay Show Services

Lisa Tremblay – – (250)720-5585

October 15-16-17, 2021 – AVKC Dog Show

Website: or Alberni Valley Kennel Club Facebook Page
Description: 3 All Breed Shows at Glenwood Centre, 4480 Vimy Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3Y6

Show Secretary: Lisa Tremblay, 5592 Maebelle Road, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8R2
Phone: 250-720-5585 Email:

With no Dog Show in 2020 due to COVID-19 we were pleased to come back with our 56th Championship Dog Show, Oct. 15-17th, 2021.  We had more dogs than in previous years and a great turn out of “COVID puppies”.  We moved the dog grooming outside to make more room inside Glenwood Centre for physical distancing.  We had our challenges with outdoor tents, power and lots of rain.  We thank exhibitors for their patience and their help to make it work.

Friday, October 15, 2021 – Judge Allan Brown

Best in Show – Scottish Deerhound – GCh Hollyrood Cosmopollyton

Reserve Best in Show – West Highland White Terrier – Ch Skyehigh’s Video Game

Best Puppy in Show – Bullmastiff – RoxEdge’s Miss Peaches

Best Baby Puppy in Show – Akita – Outlander’s Not Your Average Bear

Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Judge Kristen Francis

Best in Show – Doberman Pinscher – GChB Hierarch’s Sympathy for the Devil

Reserve Best in Show – Weimaraner – Bartland’s Poseidon Adventure

Best Puppy in Show – Standard Poodle – Delphinium Saving For A Rainy Day

Best Baby Puppy in Show – Norwich Terrier – Paradym Amblegreen Double Take

Best Dog Handled by a Junior ($500. Bursary) – Kayla Penney

Sunday, October 17, 2021 – Judge Darle Heck

Best in Show – Doberman Pinscher – GChB Hierarch’s Sympathy for the Devil

Reserve Best in Show – West Highland White Terrier – Ch Skyehigh’s Video Game

Best Puppy in Show – Scottish Deerhound – Hollyrood Something Wicked

Best Baby Puppy in Show – Shetland Sheepdog – Marpointe’s Sophie’s Choice

Thanks to the sponsors of the AVKC Championship Dog Show

October 16-18, 2020 – Dog Show – CANCELLED

The 56th annual ALBERNI VALLEY KENNEL CLUB Championship Dog Show, scheduled for October 16, 17 & 18th, 2020 at Glenwood Centre in Port Alberni, has been cancelled.

We are unable to hold this event due to COVID-19 health restrictions at this time.  

We are looking into making changes to our Dog Show event to meet health protocols but unable to do so for October 2020.

Oct. 18-20, 2019 Championship Dog Show

Our 55th annual CKC All Breed Dog Show was held at Glenwood Centre in Port Alberni, October 18-19-20, 2019.

2019 Dog Show and Canine Classic poster-750This year, the CANINE CLASSIC returns.  It was last held in 2014.  This special event has dogs who have earned a Group 1st or better in a previous show,  compete for cash prizes for BEST IN SHOW.  This is a formal evening was held on Saturday October 19th, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

Highlights for the 2019 Dog Show Weekend


Jenny Stewart, founding member of AVKC, with 2013 Best in Show winner.

New this year…

Jenny Stewart

Junior Scholarship Award

for Best Dog Shown by a Junior Handler, entered in official class on Saturday only.

This award was named after Jenny Stewart who with her husband, were founding members of the AV Kennel Club.  Jenny was very fond of Junior Handlers and supported the program throughout her life.  This is the club’s way of continuing her legacy.

$500. Bursary (for post-secondary studies) was awarded Saturday to Miss Panagiota Rounis.

Canine Good Neighbour Test

We were pleased to have 12 dogs tested and passed the Canine Good Neighbour test on Friday, Oct. 18th.

Exhibitors Dog Costume Parade/Contest

Friday at 4:30 pm, Dogs and handlers were paraded and presented with prizes for Best Group Costume, Best Homemade, Best Owner/Dog,  Country of Origin (Dog), Funniest and Scariest.  Our guest judge is Gary Bartlett of the RCMP K9 unit, assisted by Kayla Aolick and her Seizure Response Dog, Shadow.

CKC All-Breed Championship Dog Show

Judges:  Judith Byrne, William Byrne, Carlos Navarro Seemann

Friday, Oct. 18th – Best in Show – SAMOYED – GCh Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky Strike

Saturday, Oct. 19th – Best in Show – GOLDEN RETRIEVER – GCh Allsgold Tip Your Hat

Sunday, Oct. 20th – Best in Show – GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG – GCh Woodside’s Belle Jun.

Full details of the Dog Show can be found on

Junior HandlingFriday & Saturday

(Full Results TBA)

Friday we had 2 school classes tour the Dog Show in the morning.  All the kids were invited to come back on Saturday with a parent and they could enter Junior Handling at noon.  Thanks to the exhibitors who let their dogs go in the ring with these first time handlers.

Friday – Overall Best Junior Handler – Charlotte Jardine

Saturday – Overall Best Junior Handler – Melanie Kirk

Chuck a Duck Fundraiser – Saturday

Total pot of $524.00 – Winning duck belonged to Margaret Lehmann who gave 1/2 of her winnings back to the Junior Handling program (raising $393. for Juniors.)

Puppy Sweepstakes 

Saturday at Noon we had 48 dogs, in ages from 3 months to 18 months.

Top 4 dogs received cash prizes representing a percentage of fees collected.

1st (30%)  2nd (20%)  3rd (15%)  4th (10%)

Friday Night Social (Buffet Dinner & Door Prizes)

We served a main entrée of Roast Beef and Chicken with dessert of Trifle to 87 people (paid by donation)  We also had free draws for a variety of door prizes.

Alberni Canine Classic – Saturday 6:00-10:00 pm

We had 60 dogs entered in this special competition.  Click on the following link to see (.pdf) judging scores in the Canine Classic – 2019-CANINE CLASSIC FINAL RESULTS

Judges:  Shaunna Bernardin, Michael Goldman, Gerri-Lynn Shurb

Best in Classic ($500.00) – Samoyed – GCh Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky StrikeDSC07779-1

Sponsored by:  Canadian Dog Fanciers and Savoie Faire

Best Veteran in Classic (250.00) – Norwich Terrier – Ch Sea of Flames

  • ($100.00 each)
  • 1st in Sporting GroupRetriever-Golden – GCh Alls Gold Tip Your Hat
  • 1st in Hounds GroupRhodesian Ridgeback – GCh Habi Nago Manwe
  • 1st in Working GroupSamoyed – GCh Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky Strike
  • 1st in Terrier GroupWest Highland White – GCh Skyehigh’s Here We Go Again
  • 1st in Toy Group Silky Terrier – GCh Carmorosa’s Ranger Rick
  • 1st in Non-Sporting GroupSchipperke – GCh Bonchien Lawless V Jet
  • 1st in Herding GroupGerman Shepherd – GCh Lacomtesse Ritchie Gecko

Other photos taken by Savoie Faire at the Canine Classic:


More information & photos will be added, as they become available.

AVKC Member Trains & Certifies Service Dog

Argos will be 4 years old in August 2019, but today he passed the exam/evaluation by the BC Guide & Service Dog Division of the Justice Institute to become a Service Dog for Tasha Lee.

Tasha got Argos as a puppy and started with Basic Obedience Training.  Argos showed potential to become a Service Dog and Tasha researched the requirements of taking on such a task.

It is not just teaching your dog to sit, down, stay, come, etc.  There are over 40 skills they must master to become a service dog.  It takes a lot of time and patience.  Tasha persevered through the training despite struggling with her health issues.

Argos now “officially” works for Tasha to aid her in her day-to-day tasks.

When you see them in the community, please keep your distance.  As much as everyone loves to acknowledge and pet a well behaved dog, Argos has a job to do and he can not do his job if he is distracted.  (Tasha will thank you for your understanding.)

Congratulations on this milestone event!


July 14, 2019 AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials

Once again, mark your calendar for our annual Obedience & Rally trials.  For members of AIOC – Association of Island Obedience Clubs (Vancouver Island kennel clubs).

It was held Sunday July 14th in Coombs at the Arrowsmith Activity Hall.

Campbell River Dog Fanciers & Alberni Valley Kennel Club shared the task of hosting this event.



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Here are a few of the ribbon winners.  Congratulations to everyone!

Basic Obedience Training

We are very proud to offer our2015BOCNOV-350 Basic Obedience Training over the past 3+ years.  Just in 2018 we trained 106 dogs which is 26% more dogs than previous year.

Primarily young dogs, but we have had many older dogs take the class with success.

Our instructor, Synneva Stubbs has lots of experience with all sorts of dogs.  As a Certified Canine Behaviour Specialist, Synneva has the patience and knowledge to help you with any struggles you may have with training your dog.

We have added training for advanced obedience skills.  We can now prepare you for taking your dog to Novice Obedience &/or Novice Rally trials.  We 18-4 Class July 2018-350x553can also prepare you for the Canine Good Neighbour test which comprises of 12 obedience exercises to demonstrate good canine manners.

Every dog has their own successes.  We have had several dogs go on to earn their Canine Good Neighbour Certificate as well as titles in Novice Rally.

We are proud to support service dogs and their acceptance in the community.  We assist a couple handlers that have “Service dogs in Training” with their on going training needs.  Shout out to Argos & Ladybug!

If you have a dog and looking for some training that is fun for you and your dog, please contact us.

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Ladybug has qualified in a couple Rally trials and earned her Canine Good Neighbour Certificate.