The YKC... an AKC affiliated dog club that welcomes all dog lovers.  We have something for everyone; obedience classes, flyball practice, Canine Good Citizen testing, agility training, and we hope to welcome a Rally instructor in the near future. 
We donate money to local animal-related organizations such as the Humane Society of Yuma, and have purchased vests for police dogs and contributed to animal rescue leagues during natural disasters.  We offer a scholarship each year to one or two qualified high school seniors who plan to pursue higher education in an animal-related field.
Some of our annual fund raisers include an AKC match [practice show] and AKC licensed all-breed dog show with rally and obedience competition; Photos with Santa; Canine Good Citizen Testing; and other events as we are able.

Our members' doggie interests and activities vary.  We have pet lovers with companion dogs, others who visit nursing homes with their therapy dogs, some who breed purebred dogs, others who compete with their dogs.  Most of us pitch in to help at the annual dog show, which is a lot of fun in addition to being hard work!
We'd love to have new members join our group.  See the "Calendar" page for meeting times, and "Membership" page for membership procedures.

For comments or inquiries, please see below.



Per the American Kennel Club:

"As of January 1, 2013, Canine Good Citizen® will become an official AKC title that can appear on the title records of dogs registered or listed with AKC.  Dog owners who complete the CGC as a Title process may list the suffix “CGC” after the dog’s name."

CGC used to be considered an "award", useful in the "real world" but not legitimate enough to be listed on a dog's title record.  Now both are true. !

For further info on how to add CGC to your dog's record, click on the following link:



The American Kennel Club has instituted a new program called Canine Partners, which allows mixed breed dogs to enter performance events [obedience, Rally, agility] for dog shows held beginning April 1, 2010.  Since the Yuma Kennel Club has decided to allow mixed breeds in our trials, owners will need to register their dogs with the AKC Canine Partners program in order to take part in our December shows.  Please see our Dog Show page for further information.


  • to protect and further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs;
  • to encourage sportsmanlike competition at all events under
    the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club ("AKC")
  • to conduct dog shows and other events sanctioned by the AKC

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