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Longmeadow PD's K-9 Ruben on the job!


LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – K-9 Reuben of the Longmeadow Police Department helped to locate a suspect who ran from a motor vehicle accident recently. 

According to the Longmeadow Police Department, officers witnessed a vehicle driving fast on Longmeadow Street around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. The driver hit another vehicle, lost control, and ran from the accident on foot. 

K-9 Reuben was requested and tracked through the woods and found the suspect’s shoes in a stream. K-9 Reuben followed the track into the woods into a residential neighborhood where he found the suspect lying in a bush. 

The suspect was arrested for an outstanding warrant and was charged with several motor vehicle offenses.

FYI: Holyoke Kennel Club was instrumental in getting Ruben to the Longmeadow PD. 

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Welcome to the

Holyoke Kennel Club, Inc.

The Holyoke Kennel Club is an all-breed dog club in western Hampden County, Massachusetts. We are a member club of the American Kennel Club.  We are one of the oldest kennel clubs in Massachusetts.


Holyoke Kennel Club, Inc., is involved in two clusters of AKC dog shows held at the Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA -- the Yankee Classic Cluster held in July and the Thanksgiving Classic Cluster held in November.  Along with our all- breed shows, we hold obedience and rally trials.


Membership is open to all persons who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of the club. While membership is unrestricted as to residence, the club’s primary purpose is to be representative of the breeders and exhibitors in Western Hampden County, MA.


Annual dues are $15.00 per member and MUST accompany the application. Each applicant for membership must be introduced to the General Membership of the Club at a regularly scheduled meeting and is mandatory at a Club meeting prior to that applicant being voted on for membership. Click PDF below for Club Application.


For more information, please contact Jane Wilkinson, Club Secretary at: or

413) 733-8452

Jane Wilkinson

15 Victoria Street

Springfield, MA 01104






Thank You!

Holyoke Kennel Club would like to thank all our members, exhibitors, judges, and those who helped at our Thanksgiving Cluster events.  Our club held Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Junior Rally Showcase, Trick Dog, and Temperament Testing -- A huge undertaking for a small club but with everyone’s help, all went well.


Yankee Classic Cluster

Our next event is in conjunction The Yankee Classic Cluster which will be held at the Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA July 3 – 7, 2024.  All events will be held in the Better Living Center.


HKC Conformation Show

Holyoke Kennel Club’s Conformation Show is on July 7, 2024 and our Obedience & Rally trials will be on July 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7.  Club contacts are: 


Kevyn Thomas, Show Chairman,,

phone (413) 505-4828,


Jane Wilkinson  phone (413) 733-8452, and


Joyce Lak,

phone  (413)584-0330.  


You can view the entire lineup of judges on the AKC Event Calendar.  MBF-Inc. is the superintendent (  



On Sunday, July 7th, we will have a 4 - 6 month puppy event along with Owner-handled competition on Saturday, July 6th.  Holyoke Kennel Club will hold Canine Good Citizen Testing and Trick Dog testing in the afternoon.  Sign-up will be on site that morning.  


Junior Showcase Rally

A Junior Showcase Rally Trial will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.  Tibby Chase is the judge.  The event is open to exhibitors 9 to 17 years of age and will be limited to 36 entries.  Entry fee is $10.  Once we have final approval of the premium list, it will be posted on this website. 


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