the Human/Canine
Bond​​​​ in Savannah

What the SKC does

The Savannah Kennel Club ‘s mission is the community’s leading authority on all things dog, acting as the premier resource for dog lovers, from the fancier to the everyday owner. 

Our purpose is to improve the human canine bond, promote responsible dog ownership, preserve pure bred dogs, and bring the Savannah canine community together.

Dogs of Savannah Calendar Contest
It's time for our FREE annual Dogs of Savannah Calendar Contest. Submit your pictures July 1- July 31 to
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Breed of the Month

- Golden Retriever-

  • Temperament: Friendly, Intelligent, Devoted

  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 3 of 197

  • Height: 23-24 inches (male), 21.5-22.5 inches (female)

  • Weight: 65-75 pounds (male), 55-65 pounds (female)

  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

  • Group: Sporting Group


The Golden Retriever is a sturdy, muscular dog of medium size, famous for the dense, lustrous coat of gold that gives the breed its name. The broad head, with its friendly and intelligent eyes, short ears, and straight muzzle, is a breed hallmark. In motion, Goldens move with a smooth, powerful gait, and the feathery tail is carried, as breed fanciers say, with a “merry action.”

The most complete records of the development of the Golden Retriever are included in the record books that were kept from 1835 until about 1890 by the gamekeepers at the Guisachan (pronounced Gooeesicun) estate of Lord Tweedmouth at Inverness-Shire, Scotland. These records were released to public notice in Country Life in 1952, when Lord Tweedmouth’s great-nephew, the sixth Earl of Ilchester, historian and sportsman, published material that had been left by his ancestor. They provided factual confirmation to the stories that had been handed down through generations.


are outgoing, trustworthy, and eager-to-please family dogs, and relatively easy to train. They take a joyous and playful approach to life and maintain this puppyish behavior into adulthood. These energetic, powerful gundogs enjoy outdoor play. For a breed built to retrieve waterfowl for hours on end, swimming and fetching are natural pastimes.


Upcoming Events

  • AKC All- Breed Fast CAT
    Sat, Sep 11
    Guy Minick Park
    Sep 11, 8:00 PM – Sep 12, 3:00 PM
    Guy Minick Park, 6726 Sallie Mood Dr, Savannah, GA 31406, USA
    AKC FAST CATS brought to you by Savannah Kennel Club and Time To Fly Performance Dog Sports! 4 tests (2 per day) September 11-12, 2021 Savannah, GA
  • WAGFEST: Celebrating Responsible Dog Owners and their Pups
    Sep 25, 8:00 AM EDT – Sep 26, 4:00 PM EDT
    Savannah, Eisenhower Dr & Sallie Mood Dr, Savannah, GA 31406, USA
    WAGFEST is the region's largest celebration of canine-human friendship! The weekend-long festival includes canine sports and activities, food, shopping, raffles, contests, and presentations by pet experts.
  • The Fast and the Furriest 5K-9 Race
    Sat, Sep 25
    Guy Minick Park/Youth Complex
    Sep 25, 8:00 AM
    Guy Minick Park/Youth Complex, 6726 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, GA 31406, USA
    A PAWSITIVELY UNIQUE TRAIL RACE! Run/Walk with a furry friend. All pups are timed and receive a bandana and finisher’s medal.
  • 2021 Winter Wonderland Cluster
    Tue, Nov 30
    Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricultu
    Nov 30, 7:00 AM – Dec 06, 11:00 AM
    Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricultu, 401 Larry Walker Pkwy, Perry, GA 31069, USA
    Save the Date! We will be participating in the Winter Wonderland Cluster again in 2021.