The Ann Arbor Kennel Club was formed to serve the needs of the purebred dog community in Washtenaw County, Michigan, and to further the advancement of all American Kennel Club purebred dogs. The club's goal is to protect and advance the interests of dog shows and obedience trials and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at such events. While the major undertaking of the AAKC consists of the back-to-back dog shows and rally and obedience trials held in July of each year, the organization is also extremely active in service to the purebred dog owning community. The club offers weekly conformation classes and a sanctioned puppy match. The AAKC is also in partnership with the Michigan Association of Purebred Dogs (MAPD) in the fight against anti-breeding and breed specific legislation. The Ann Arbor Kennel Club also supports Protect MI Dogs which sponsors a lobbyist in the Michigan Senate to work with legislators on all legislation that affects dog ownership in the State of Michigan.

The primary goal of the Ann Arbor Kennel Club is to serve the needs of the purebred dog owning community in Washtenaw County, Michigan. While many of our activities are geared toward breeders of purebred dogs as well as those who participate in American Kennel Club dog shows, the AAKC also endeavors to provide information and services to the general purebred dog owning public.