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The very first reference to a dog club in Cairns dates back to 1932.
The Cairns City Kennel Club was established in 1952 by a small number of breeders living in the Cairns region. As interest in dog showing dogs and obedience training increased so did the membership of the club. Members recall early dog shows where there would be over 400 dogs exhibited in a day.
In 1966 the club started it’s first public dog obedience training class. A keen group of members soon established the club’s obedience section and held their first Obedience Trial in 1977.
As membership numbers grew it was time to move from using public parks to our own venue. Through the hard work and dedication of our members, the Club moved into it’s current venue in 1980. Over the years with injection of funds from various sources the Club now has one of the best facilities in Queensland.
The year that COVID-19 came to town. What started off to be a great year came to an abrupt halt with Government mandated lock downs closing closing everything down for what seemed an eternity. We weren't going to stop, and the Cairns City Kennel Club was the first club in Queensland to run a dog sports trial (agility, jumping, rally and obedience) under new strict COVID-19 conditions. Dog Sports Schedule, September 2020
In February 2021 the we featured in the Dog World Magazine. Silke Weyland become one of the first Scent Works Judges in Queensland. Click here for read the story.