The Right Dog

When choosing a dog, it's very important to take into account how the personality of that breed will fit with your own personality and lifestyle. Purchasing from a reputable breeder is just as important in order to get a healthy, well-balanced dog. The more you read and talk to knowledgeable dog owners, the better-equipped you will be to make the right choice.


MHKA events wouldn't happen without the aid of our dedicated, energetic volunteers. Whether setting up equipment for agility, providing information to attendees, helping out the judges, or any number of essential duties, MHKA volunteers are the best! If you'd like to know how you can help at a specific event, contact the show chairperson and let her/him know. The best way to enjoy the show is to be part of it! (And we'll feed you, too.)

Breeder Referral

For those individuals interested in purchasing a purebred puppy, the MHKA offers a breeder referral service and provides a breeder directory to all local veterinary offices free of charge. MHKA also maintains an updated list of breed rescue contacts for those individuals looking to adopt or place an older purebred dog. Contact Sharon Lyons at lyonserin@aol.com for more information.

Curious about dog events? Want to know more about activities with your dog? Come to a meeting or event, and we'll be happy to answer your questions. Or contact MHKA by email. ©2017 Mid-Hudson Kennel Association. All rights reserved.