The TRAIL RIDGE KENNEL CLUB was formed in 2011 by a dedicated group of dog show enthusiaists. This United Kennel Club Dog Club would serve the Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming areas and fill a gap for United Kennel Club Dog Shows in those areas. Also known as TRKC, their members range from Cheyenne, WY to Castle Rock CO with the majority in the Fort Collins-Loveland-Berthoud area.
The objective of this non-profit club are to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the United Kennel Club (UKC) sanctioned conformation dog shows and performance events, and to encourage good sportsmanship at such shows. Further objectives are to hold licensed UKC events that will be run in accordance with the rules, policies, and procedures of the UKC.
Trail Ridge Kennel Club's first UKC Conformation Shows were held in May of 2013 in the town of Berthoud, Colorado. In 2017, the Conformaiton Shows were moved to Johnstown, Colorado.
Working toward becoming a UKC licensed club to hold Nosework Trials, that was accomplished and TRKC's first Nosework Trials were held in Longmont, Colorado in July 2018.
There are 374 breeds that UKC recognizes which can be shown in UKC Conformation Classes.