The Eagle Rock Kennel Club was founded in 1966 by individuals interested in breeding, training, and exhibiting purebred AKC registered dogs.
The first AKC Licensed Show was held in 1972 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The ERKC has held shows every year since that time. Beginning in 1985, the Eagle Rock Kennel Club joined with three other Idaho Clubs to offer a cluster of Dog Shows which were held in Blackfoot, Idaho at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. In 1995, the Eagle Rock Kennel Club and the Pocatello Kennel Club joined together to offer four days of shows during the middle part of June with each club hosting two days of shows each. The Idaho Shows have become one of the premier dog show circuits in the western United States.
Each June many of the top show dogs in the United States and Canada converge on Southern Idaho, beginning in Filer, Idaho where the Snake River Canyon Kennel Club kicks off SIX days of Idaho Dog Shows. Then on Thursday of the week, the shows begin in Blackfoot, Idaho and run through Sunday. Each year the entry has grown and now there are upwards of 1600 dogs in competition each day which includes Conformation, Junior Showmanship, Obedience, Rally, and the ever popular Agility. The Blackfoot Dog Shows are the second largest event to be held at the State Fairgrounds and are one of the oldest continuous cluster of dog shows in the US.
In addition to holding the annual dog shows, the Eagle Rock Kennel Club is dedicated to educating our members and the public about dog ownership. We hold monthly meetings and have educational programs at least six times per year. We also publish a very high-quality online newsletter that is available to all members and to any interested parties who would like to subscribe.
The Eagle Rock Kennel Club offers FREE classes throughout the year to teach individuals how to show their dog(s) at dog shows and allow dogs to become trained and acclimated to many people and other dogs.