Welcome to the website of The Evansville Kennel Club
Evansville Kennel Club is located in Evansville Indiana. It is one of the
clubs that make up the Kentuckiana Cluster of Shows held every March, which
include four all breed dog shows, agility and obedience. The Cluster has long
been ranked in the top ten of Dog shows according to entries each year.
Evansville Kennel Club also hosts
educational seminars, matches, and Canine Good Citizen Testing. The members are
hard working and dedicated people who offer education to the public regarding
River Valley Cluster Dog Show
August 24-27 , 2017
Owensboro, KY Convention Center
Evansville Show will be Friday, August 25, 2017
Cluster Dog Show, March 15-18
Kentucky Fair & Expo Center
Evansville Show will be on
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Evansville Kennel Club Helped
with Purchase of
Vanderbugh Sheriff's Office
New Police Dog
The Vanderburgh County
Sheriff’s Office on Monday introduced its newest young officer for
training – King, an 18-month-old German Shepherd who will work motor
patrol with his as-yet-unnamed partner.
With the addition of King, the sheriff’s office will have five K-9
units, Vanderburgh Sheriff Dave Wedding said. That includes another dog
and officer team assigned to the Joint Drug Task Force.
King and his handler will replace Deputy Bryan Bishop and his K-9
partner Bosko on second-shift motor patrol. Bishop and Bosko, who had
been splitting their time between motor patrol and the U.S. Marshalls
Fugitive Task Force, will start working with the task force full-time.
Bishop is still a full-time Vanderburgh County deputy and works with the
task force to serve warrants on violent felons in the
Evansville-Vanderburgh County area.
Retired Evansville police captain John Haller, a longtime K-9
handler, said he bought King from Slovakia and will be training him for
the sheriff’s office. Haller said he imported a dog because the animal
needs to have special skills – not every German Shepherd can be a police
“They’re bred for working dogs,” he said. “Even though we have a
lot of German Shepherds here in the United States, not many of them
could actually pass the criteria they need to have to become a police
All sheriff’s office K-9 officers are trained in drug detecting and
finding people, Wedding said. Training usually takes about six weeks but
could advance a little faster for King because he’ll be trained
independently by Haller. Wedding will choose King’s partner this
week. He said handlers train 16 hours a month and must be certified to
have a K-9 partner. K-9 officers will often work seven to nine years
before retiring to live with their human partners.
Community donations helped pay for King and increase the
department’s K-9 fund, Wedding said. That includes a $16,000 donation
from the Evansville Kennel Club, which went to buy King and his
equipment. "They basically bought our new dog,” Wedding said. “Not only
was the dog being purchased with that donation, but we will be able to
buy equipment to support the dog as well.”
King owes his name to another donor. According to Wedding, local
business owner Terry Oates promised to donate $10,000 if the sheriff’s
office would name the new K-9 after his childhood dog, King. That is
also the name of Oates’ appliance store chain, King’s Great Buys Plus.
During the announcement, Wedding also recognized the West Side Nut
Club, which he said donated $5,000 to the K-9 fund after the 2016 Fall
Festival, as well as Rolling Thunder Indiana and Veterans of Foreign
Wars, which he said donated $500 each. I can’t say how grateful I am for
that support,” he said, referencing all the donors.
Evansville Kennel Club President Deborah Wade thanked Wedding for
the opportunity to support the sheriff's office. "If our law enforcement
needs this, this is something we’re very, very eager to help out with,”
Wade said. WE ARE SOO HAPPY TO HELP WITH THIS PROJECT!!
A big congratulations to
Phil and Nancy Smith of Lawrenceville IL, Karrie Halbur &
Jason Huff on their win of Best of Breed with their
Yorkie at Westminster
Karma’s Promise Key-Per!
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