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Our history

In 1939, the Mississippi State Kennel Club, Inc. (MSKC) was established as a non-profit organization by a group of dedicated dog owners. On March 13, 1941, MSKC was incorporated by the State of Mississippi with the purpose of furthering the advancement of all purebred dogs in the greater Jackson, MS area. MSKC is licensed by the American Kennel Club , Inc. (AKC) to offer conformation point shows as well as obedience and rally trials. MSKC was accepted into the American Kennel Club as a member club in June 2009.

Community Involvement
  • Some members of the Club take their dogs to institutions where a patient may benefit from a visit with a calming dog (therapy dog).

  • MSKC has representation with the government to advocate for the good of all dogs in the Jackson area. 

  • MSKC offers a scholarship to a second year student from Mississippi studying at Mississippi State University College of Veterinarian Medicine in Starkville, MS. If you would like to help that scholarship fund, please contact us.


President - Roxanne Hilsman

Vice President - Dale Haralson

Treasurer - Nancy Speed

Secretary - Donna Webb

Board of Directors

Larry Barnett

James Evans

Mary Gail Holcombe

Roxanne Hilsman (AKC Delegate)

Anna Morris

Josh Vecchi-Protos

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