North Star Puppy and Handler Contests

Announcement Regarding Upcoming NSKC Events

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), concerns have been raised regarding public social gatherings. As part of the State of Minnesota’s declaration of a peacetime state of emergency this afternoon, it was strongly suggested that large gatherings where close contact is unavoidable be canceled or postponed.

The Executive, Mosh, and NSPAH Contest Committees of the NSKC Lead Pack […]

Congratulations IPAHW 2019 Winners!

We would like to congratulate Northeast Puppy 2019 Pup Sirius and Handler David for winning their respective titles at this year’s International Puppy and Handler Weekend!

We would also like to congratulate Pup Whiskey, your North Star Puppy 2019, for representing the North Star Kennel Club in his run for the International Puppy title!

We understand Daddy Nick, your North Star Handler […]

2020 North Star Puppy and Handler Weekend Planning Underway

After the success of the 2019 North Star Puppy and Handler (NSPAH) Weekend, the Lead Pack voted unanimously to begin planning the 2020 North Star Puppy and Handler Contests at its April 2019 meeting. Sir Randy, who led the 2019 planning committee, was elected as chair of a permanent planning committee which was also created.

While venues, dates, and times have […]

Statement Regarding NSPAH Weekend Forecast

To answer your questions about the impact our upcoming round of snow will have on the upcoming North Star Puppy and Handler Weekend: “The show must go on!”

People from out-of-town are en route. Final preparations are in motion. Unless both bars hosting our events close, we are committed to throwing a contest to remember!

While we certainly want you to stay […]

2019 North Star Puppy and Handler Contestant Application Now Available

The contestant application for the 2019 North Star Puppy and Handler Contests is now available on the contest website ( The application will remain available until Friday, February 15, 2019, or until the maximum number of contestants is reached.

The contests are limited to a total of 12 contestants. If there is only one contestant in a given category (i.e., […]

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