The Talbot Kennel Club (TKC) is an all-breed, all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to helping dogs and their owners develop positive, rewarding relationships. The TKC is affiliated with the American Kennel Club (AKC).

TKC hosts events throughout the year including agility trials, rally and obedience trials, conformation shows, scent work trials and more.

General meetings are held to execute club business and are open to new members. Our club is also involved in local community events that encourage responsible dog ownership and supports local humane societies.

Our philosophy is Training with Kindness and Compassion where reward-based training methods are used.

Come and train in our climate-controlled, fully-matted facility. TKC offers a variety of classes.  Check the class schedule for current offerings.


Online Class Registration


Some classes start May 18th

Upcoming Events

June 2021 Four-Day Agility Cluster

Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6, 2021

(June 3-4 - Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club)

(June 5-6 - Talbot Kennel Club)

Judges: Barbara Bounds, West Palm Beach, FL

Mary Mullen, Evansville, IN

at Crown Sports Center

Fruitland, MD (indoors climate controlled, turf)

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Opening: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 8:00am

(first received)

Closing:  Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:00pm


Entries also accepted online at:


- Agility

- Barn Hunt

- Conformation/Handling
- Obedience
- Rally

- Scent Work

AKC Agility Nationals 2017
AKC Agility Nationals 2017

TKC members return from Perry, GA with many Q's and rosettes

Luna and Daria UKI Biathlon
Luna and Daria UKI Biathlon

Luna and Daria on the 1st place podium for 12" Select at the UKI US Open in Jacksonville, Florida Nov 2018.

Obedience = A Happy Family
Obedience = A Happy Family

Mitchel Horowitz & his Chessies show it's worth the effort, especially at tv time

AKC Agility Nationals 2017
AKC Agility Nationals 2017

TKC members return from Perry, GA with many Q's and rosettes


Frankie Joiris

Private Agility Lessons Offered




Talbot Kennel Club is excited to announce that we have hired Frankie Joiris for the upcoming winter agility classes. Frankie will be teaching private lessons at the TKC Building between noon and 3 pm on select Mondays. Lessons will be $80 for a 1 hour private, $45 for a half hour.

Interested parties can email Frankie directly at for further information.

A few of Frankie’s accomplishments are:


  • Internationally Recognized Animal Trainer For Theater, Film and TV

  • Published Author of Animal Training Protocols

  • World Renowned Presenter of Animal Trick and Performance Seminars

  • Team Manager USA European Open Junior World Agility Championships


Please click on the links to see her biography and testimonies.