Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Piedmont Kennel Club is one of the most successful and unique organizations of it’s type in the country; one of only a handful of kennel clubs with its own property. Indeed the PKC Showplace and Clubhouse, situated in the middle of over 19 acres south of Charlotte, represent the largest such facility among this elite group of clubs that can make such claims.
The origins of the club were much more modest. Beginning in the early 1930's a group of mostly sporting dog fanciers began to meet and exchange knowledge and ideas about their hobby. They held matches at various locations around Charlotte, gradually attracting other individuals interested in the sport of dog showing. Shortly before WWII the group took advantage of an opportunity to purchase a barn located on a little over one acre of rural land. The site, several miles south of uptown Charlotte, was on Sleepy Hollow Road, now Tyvola Road (I-77 at exit 5), an artery that connects Billy Graham Parkway (Charlotte Douglas International Airport area) to the Southpark Mall area.