Welcome!

Established in 1972, the St. Lawrence Valley Dog Club is a nonprofit dog club dedicated to promoting purebred dogs and the responsible ownership of all dogs. We are an American Kennel Club member club and welcome owners of both purebred and mixed-breed dogs.


NEWS FLASH:  The SLVDC will present a competition obedience workshop with Bridget Carlsen on Screenshot 2015-01-20 17.01.16June 20 and 21, 2015.  Bridget Carlsen has been training dogs for over 30 years. She has put over 100 titles (and counting!) from the sports of Obedience, Field, and Agility on ten golden retrievers and a Norwich terrier. Her accomplishments include 7 Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) titles, 9420 lifetime OTCH points, over 200 High in Trial (HIT) awards, over 200 High Combined (HC) awards, and multiple perfect 200 scores in both Open and Utility.

Workshop details and registration information can be found here — Bridget Carlsen Flyer.


The club regularly holds classes which focus on obedience and agility.  Information for the winter 2015  obedience classes has been posted.

Every autumn, the club sponsors an agility trial. The 2013 trial was held at the Gouverneur fairgrounds, and 2014 trial was  held on September 13 and 14, in the Canton Recreation Pavilion — we have moved to an indoor venue!  Videos of club dogs working on the pavilion’s surface are available on the SLVDC events/trials page.

Winter 2015 obedience classes begin in mid-January — information is now available on our classes page.  

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