Trick Dog Workshop

The CCKC will be holding its first ever Trick Dog workshop on Saturday, 15 February at 2:00 pm. $15 per person (includes tea/coffee) If you have one, bring a crate for your dog. Download a copy of the Trick Dog Workshop flyer. Click here for further information about Trick Dog Trials. To make an enquiry, contact the Head Instructor.

Action Packed Week at CCKC

We’ve got a busy week at the CCKC coming up, and an even bigger year ahead. Some of the upcoming events are listed below. Monday, 27 Jan from 6:30 pm Working bee. We need to do a general tidy up both inside and out, clean the kitchen, clean and tidy the main clubhouse, clean up the judges’ room, clean out fridges, defrost and clean the freezers. Tuesday, 28 Jan from 6:45 pm Intake and orientation for new Obedience Class participants. This is a human only event, please leave dogs at home. Fees for classes and membership are payable by direct deposit (preferred) or in cash on the night. For further details: Thursday, 30 Jan from 6:30 pm Advanced obedience training at 6:30 pm, followed by advanced agility training from 7:30 pm. Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes early to crate your dog and assist with set up. Click

Zone 3 Event Calendar

The Zone 3 Event Calendar combines all dog show and dog sports into one calendar for ease of planning. Please note the following: Use this calendar as a guide only. Event details are based on the event calendars published on the Dogs Queensland website. All Zone 3 clubs have been included and major events held in Brisbane. Please check event schedules, when published, for full event details. Click here to download a copy of the 2020 Zone 3 Combined Calendar

CCKC Christmas Party and Presentation Night 2019

The 2019 Cairns City Kennel Club Inc annual Christmas Party and Presentation Night, held on 14 December 2019, was a huge success.  Many thanks to the catering team for the amazing spread of delicious goodies. Congratulations to the following trophy winners: 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group One: Furperson Bringer Of The Light, Italian Greyhound, D Grimes 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Two: Ch Clayco Liberty Wonder, Fox Terrier (Smooth), S, K, M & B Mills 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Three: Am/Aust Ch Silverhall Hand Em High (Imp USA), Cocker Spaniel (American), Grutzner/Smith/Hollingsworth 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Five: Ch Belgenbeau Rubon Valkyrie CCD RN, Belgian Shepherd Malinois, C Hill-Murray 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Six: Ch Jodobie Dante By Chance, Dobermann, K Kidner 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Seven: Sup Ch Monterrez Star Kingdom, Schipperke, Grutzner/Adkins Sherry Glanville Baby Puppy Trophy: Clayco Bellsline Valentino, Fox Terrier (Smooth), S, K,

CCKC Annual General Meeting 2020

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Office Bearers for 2020 will be held at the Walter Crow Pavilion, Cairns Show Grounds, Quigley St, Cairns on Saturday 1st February 2020 commencing at 6:00 p.m with a BBQ followed by the AGM commencing at 7:00 pm. Click here to view the official AGM Notice 2020. Registration and payment of membership fees for 2020 will be accepted from 6:30 pm. In accordance with Rule 61 (b) of the Rules of the Association, only current financial members are permitted to participate and vote at the meeting.  Payment of membership must be accompanied with a completed membership form.  Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application form. Renewal of membership may also be made by returning a completed form via email to and paying by direct deposit to Cairns City Kennel Club General Account (Commonwealth Bank BSB 064 804, account

New Classes – K9 Scent Games

In a short time K9 Scent Games has proven to be a big hit.  In response to the overhelming success the CCKC has scheduled more classes to make sure as many people as possible can learn about this great new dog sport. Topics: General introduction What are Scent Games? How to get started Training techniques Demonstrations Training session with all dogs and handlers What to bring: You dog A crate Plenty of small, tasty treats 2 identical favourite toys K9 Scent Games Beginners Classes: Saturday, 16 November 2019, 8:00 am Friday, 22 November 2019, 6:30 pm Saturday, 30 November 2019, 8:00 am Friday, 6 December 2019, 6:30 pm Friday, 20 December 2019, 6:30 pm Saturday, 11 January 2020, 8:00 am Friday, 17 January 2020, 6:30 pm Please be there 15 minutes earlier for a brief introduction. Cost: Classes held in 2019 – $5.00 per class.  Classes held in 2020 –

CCKC Obedience Section End of Year Trophies

For the information of CCKC members. It’s that time of the year again when members need to submit their results to be in the running for the Cairns City Kennel Club (Obedience Section) end of year perpetual trophies. Results can be submitted in any format as long as it is clear and includes the owner’s name and the dog’s full name including titles as per the registration. A sample form is can be downloaded here:  Trialling Results Form 2019 PDF format and Trialling Results Form 2019 Excel format Results must be submitted to Jean Wilkinson, Trial Secretary, by 18 November 2019.  Please email results to: For anyone eligible for the joint obedience and conformation trophies could you please provide those details also. The Jody Brown Dog Sports Trophy You must submit a written application to nominate for this trophy.  This is separate to other results you submit for End

K9 Scent Games

K9 Scent Games is a new fun activity that is taking the dog world by storm. Your dog will learn to find and indicate specific given scents using his amazing nose. Let your dog take the lead and enjoy the activity together as a team. No previous training is required to participate. The classes include theory and training time with every dog. Topics: General introduction What are Scent Games? How to get started Training techniques Demonstrations Training session with all dogs and handlers What to bring: You dog A crate Plenty of small, tasty treats 2 identical favourite toys K9 Scent Games Beginners Classes: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 8:00 am Friday, 8 November 2019, 6:30 pm Saturday, 16 November 2019, 8:00 am Friday, 22 November 2019, 6:30 pm Saturday, 30 November 2019, 8:00 am If you are new to K9 Scent Games and would like to join the classes after

Tracking Workshop

The Cairns City Kennel Club will be running a 2 day tracking workshop for those people interested in competing in tracking. To participate in the 2 day Tracking Workshop, it is a prerequisite to attend the Tracking Information Session on Monday, 16 September. Click here fore further details. When: Saturday, 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019, 6 am to 10 am Where: Cairns City Kennel Club, 11 Quigley Street, Cairns (behind Showground Shopping Centre) What to bring: crate for dog (the club has some crates available) bum bag to hold treats plenty of your dogs favourite training treats (ideally small and soft) long lead harness (any harness will do), if you don’t have a harness, a flat collar is acceptable 10 to 20 small fabric articles, e.g. dark coloured socks, gloves, (your local op-shop may have some) toy rewards, tug toy is ideal a helper, someone the dog knows very

Preventing Dog-related Injuries

In 2017 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reviewed data on hospitalisations caused by dog bites. The data identified children aged under 10 as having the highest rate of injury caused by dog bites. In children, bites mostly occur to the head. More than 70% of dog bites occur at home. This clever video looks a dog bites from the child’s and the dog’s different view points. Hint – pay close attention to the dog’s eyes and ears.  Click here to view the video Good training is the first step in reducing the risk of dog bites. CCKC offer a range of classes. Instructors introduce the concepts of body language and are available for advice.  For further information go to Dog Training. Dog body language is complex, but gives you (the owner) insight into what the dog is thinking. There is a great poster, illustrated by Lili Chin, which gives