Sunflower Kennel Club 2016 Spring Dog Training Classes


Masonic Lodge (back entrance)
6161 Slater Street
Merriam, Kansas
Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch)

CLASSES currently running
  • Conformation Handling: 7:00 pm
Conformation handling classes. Walk in, no enrollment necessary. $10.00 per class. $8.00 for SKC members.
Prepare yourself and your dog for competition for a Champion title at the upcoming shows. Dog and handler may be any experience level but handlers need to be in control of their dog. We will work with you to fine tune your performance. Instructors will rotate.
CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Title Test offered on last night of class sessions. This test is included in the cost of enrollment in obedience classes. Other dogs may attend to take the test for $10.00 per dog.
Puppies must be 3 months old and have shots.
Please bring proof of vaccination for your dog.

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, KS: February 2016 No Meeting, but…

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, Kansas holds its monthly meeting for members and friends on the second Monday of nearly every month.

Monday evening: February 8, 2016 Oops, no regular meeting in February!

Please join us at Coaches for our February “Westminster Watch” on Tuesday February 16, 2016. 

Watch the top show dogs in the USA on big screen TV’s, burgers and beers, what could be better?

Arrive 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm
Coaches Sports Bar
135th and Antioch (across from the Hy-Vee gas station).
Overland Park, Kansas

Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch).


Dogs are welcome too.

Please join us, everyone is welcome!

OFA Eye Clinic – July 12, 2015

Many thanks to Doctor Susan Keil of Keil Veterinary Ophthalmology for making our clinic a success.

30.00 per dog

Appointments start at 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Keil Veterinary Ophthalmology

Susan Keil, DVM, MS, DACVO


11519 W 83rd Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66214

Call to schedule your appointment today!

(913) 599-6656

Appointments available 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, July 12, 2015

Your dog needs to be checked in 30 minutes prior to exam for pupil dilation. Please remember that OFA Eye Certification Registry requires a permanent identification on your dog such as a microchip or tattoo. Make checks payable to SKC (Sunflower Kennel Club) for this eye clinic.

Applying eye drops to dilate pupils

Sunflower Kennel Club Training Classes

Monday nights:

Class sessions are scheduled several times throughout the year. Please watch our blog for dates.

Masonic Lodge (back entrance)
6161 Slater Street
Merriam, Kansas

Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch).

Puppies must be 3 months of age. All dogs must be current on their shots.

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are once again held on Monday nights currently. The second Monday of every month is reserved for Sunflower Kennel Club monthly meetings, therefore there are no classes on the second Monday of most months. We don’t have classes on those evenings but you are welcome to attend our meetings.

SKC says “Thank You”

In appreciation for so many years of service to Sunflower Kennel Club, President Steve Kuechler presents long time member, Janet Croy with a special award. Janet touches many lives by teaching obedience classes on Monday nights and helping people make their dogs better canine citizens. Janet has served on SKC’s Board of Governors for many years and currently holds that position.CROYAWARD

Barn Hunt – The Rat Hunting Game for All Dogs

Congratulations to SKC member Deb Borgo and Sami (Ch Glennhaven’s Belisama D’Borgo RA NJP ROMX PROM CGC) for qualifying with one leg toward a title and winning 4th in small dogs at the first official Barn Hunt Association Sanctioned Trial which took place April 13 & 14, 2013 in Columbia, MO.

The new sport of Barn Hunt is based on the hunting and teamwork skills historically used by “ratcatcher” canines in ridding barns of vermin. Dogs and handlers work as a team to locate and mark rats (safe in aerated tubes) hidden in a maze of straw or hay bales. The event is open to all dogs.

Sami wears a big dog smile after his Barn Hunt experience.

Sami wears a big dog smile after her Barn Hunt experience.


Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, Kansas hosted the AKC’s new event for pure bred puppies during their May 11 all-breed dog show. The 4 to 6 Month Beginner Puppy Competition was a fun event that introduced the structured dog show environment to young puppies and their owners. Some owners had never shown a dog before. Exhibitors and their dogs earned ribbons and points toward a Certificate of Merit. Best of all it was a good time for both.
Judge Mike Otten examines an Alaskan Malamute puppy.

Judge Mike Otten examines an Alaskan Malamute puppy.

The final decision.

The final decision.