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Just A few of our members, in our "famous" purple jackets, at the April 2009 all breed show
at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Officers of the Club

Carol Phelps

Vice President
Roger Gerrish

Recording Secretary
Helen Campbell

Corresponding Secretary
Susan Carr

Laurie Maulucci

AKC Delegate
Edward Lyons, Jr.


Board Members

Mabel Diamond

Dr. Kenneth Doeg

Ruth Levesque

Ken Virchow

The South Windsor Kennel Club (SWKC) was founded in early 1971 by a group of dog fanciers to serve the dog fancy in South Windsor and surrounding towns east of the Connecticut River.  We are  a diverse group of people with varied backgrounds and interests with a common thread that binds us together...the love of and commitment to the Sport of Purebred Dogs.

Our dogs are so much more than just lifelong friends and companions. They are working dogs, obedience dogs, agility dogs, therapy dogs, show dogs,  and, of course, lap dogs! So, we work towards the betterment of our particular breeds,  protect the interest of canines, offer education, promote responsible dog ownership and encourage the continuation of our beloved sport.

  • Spring of 1971
    First SWKC Match Show at Shepard Tobacco Yard in the town of South Windsor.


  • July 1981
    First SWKC All-Breed Show at the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon.


  • November 1981
    Second Annual All-Breed Show in conjunction with Springfield and Windham County Kennel Clubs. This event has evolved into the Great Thanksgiving Classic Cluster of dog shows, the largest and one of the most prestigious dog events in the Northeast.


  • December 1994
    South Windsor Kennel Club, Inc. was elected a member of the American Kennel Club.


  • 1998 and 2001
    Received the American Kennel Club Community Achievement Award.


  • 2015

  • SWKC President Peggy Wampold received the