South Bay Kennel Club was founded in 1961. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Purebred dogs and the Sport of showing dogs.

It’s area of service is bounded by Manchester Avenue on the north, Los Angeles Harbor on the south, The 710 Freeway on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. These perimeters were set by the AKC to reflect the need and support in this area for an All Breed Dog Club.

The club meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nakaoka Center in the City of Gardena, 1760 West 162nd St. Club business is discussed, refreshments are served and informative dog related programs are presented. The meetings are open to all.

In addition to holding licensed All Breed Dog Shows (where Championship Points are awarded) each year, South Bay Kennel Club holds one match, and participates in the Gardena Library Summer Reading Program. The Club also makes donations to worthy community activities that are not necessarily animal related such as Gardena Parks and Recreation Department, We TIP and The Gardena Helping Hand Christmas Fund Raiser. It also supports Morris Animal Foundation, SPCALA, and SPARE.

The Club has also offered Scholarship Awards to North High School in Torrance, the prior site of its licensed Shows and Gardena High School.

Update, December 4, 2014
We have just received information that we will move our South Bay Kennel Club dog shows back to North High School for our August 2015 slot.  This year we will restart our 2 day dog show weekend!