Welcome to the North Star Kennel Club


The North Star Kennel Club is devoted to the human-pups, their handlers, and those that love them. This is a place for pups, handlers and people curious about pup play in Minnesota and the Midwest. We are in Minneapolis and strive to educate people about what pup play is, as well as have a family of friends where they can be comfortable about this fun type of play.

This Club is open to pups, handlers and those wishing to learn about human-pup play who are 18 years of age and older.


What is human-pup play?

Human-pup play is where a human takes on the persona of a biological puppy and will behave accordingly. So playing fetch, playing with chew toys, being playful with a handler and/or other human-pups, and various other puppy behavior.  Traditionally handlers and/or trainers are involved to assist pups with their gear, getting in and out of pup headspace, tend to any minor medical concerns, help train pups to learn verbal (puppy sounds) and non-verbal communication skills to be used while in pup headspace. 



MINNEAPOLIS – The North Star Kennel Club is pleased to announce that in 2018 it will produce the first-ever puppy and handler contests in Minnesota during the inaugural North Star Pup & Handler Weekend in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

The North Star Puppy and North Star Handler contests will showcase the breadth of talent that exists within our Pup & Handler community and will be positioned to be the premier Puppy and Handler contests within the North Star Kennel Club’s home region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Manitoba & Ontario.

Pup Bruizer, chairpuppy of the North Star Kennel Club said, “We are thrilled to respond to our local community’s demand for a Puppy and Handler contest in Minneapolis! As an all-volunteer, community-based nonprofit organization and as the hometown Puppy and Handler club, we are honored to be able to bring this pup-centered weekend into reality for our members and our community.”

The North Star Kennel Club is currently evaluating various venues and is working with its partners in the community, as well as with peer events across the country, to select the optimal weekend to host North Star Pup & Handler Weekend 2018.

Watch for more details to come regarding this exciting new event.

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