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Barn Hunt logoNEW! This year at the Hangtown Sierra Cluster we will be offering an opportunity to have your dogs experience the new FUN event (game), "Barn Hunt," a timed sport which gives your dogs the chance to use their natural "sniffing" ability to locate a rat hidden in a maze, AND they can earn titles if successful! The maze is created with a bunch of straw bales, surrounded by a fence, and the dog and handler work together to use their dog's nose to find it! The rat is protected in a tube with many holes drilled for ventilation, but small enough to prevent escape and injury. They are routinely rotated to assure their health and protection. PLUS, Barn Hunt titles will be added to your AKC dog's title designations! Your dogs MUST be registered with the Barn Hunt association to compete. You can read more about it on the BHA website. This event can be held in conjunction with AKC events, but is separate as explained in their rules. ANY breed of dog may participate - it's not "all about" terriers! ;)

At our show ONLY AKC registered dogs may compete. Check out our show premium for entry details.


Come on over Red Rover!

Arrow Bullet   TWO HKC sponsored Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinics are being held again in 2014, May 3/4 and June 29/30, near Placerville, CA. Save yourself a lot of grief and your dog a lot of pain by attending this valuable clinic, and watch your dog learn to AVOID the deadly snakes!

Hangtown Kennel Club and the Kennel Club of the California Sierras are holding their Memorial Day shows, the Hangtown Sierra Cluster, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Sat - Mon, May 24-26, 2014. Come one! Come all! Enjoy a wonderful day out with the family and see hundreds of gorgeous dogs competing for Best in Show! Link to the Premium.

Barn Hunt

PLUS! Our "Canines Got Talent" event returns again this year! If your pooch has a cool or incredibly cute trick or behavior, ENTER it! It's a blast and we have COOl prizes! ALL funds raised are donated to local Search and Rescue.

Event will be held Sunday - day of show entry.

Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville, Inc.


are held the 2nd Tues of the month at Eskaton Village in Placerville, at 7PM.

Digger Doggie are held the last Tuesday of the month.

  • HKC Rattlesnake Avoidance Training!
  • HKC Training Classes!
  • HKC Annual Shows and Match!
  • Begin April 10, 2014.
  • Register early to reserve your spot.
Training Schedule