Since the late 1960's our club has provided the Ames area with public service activities including nursing home visits, demonstrations on dog health, training and breed information. 


Throughout the years we have dedicated ourselves to informing the public about selecting and training a canine companion that will be a joy to own.




CCKC Donates to the Puppy Jake Foundation

June 29, 2016

The Cyclone Country Kennel Club has made a $500 donation to the Puppy Jake Foundation. The Puppy Jake Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to help wounded military veterans with the assistance of well-bred and professionally trained service dogs. Veterans’ injuries may be invisible such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or physical mobility impairments. The Foundation advocates for increased awareness and accessibility for those accompanied by a service dog in everyday situations. For more information, please visit:




CCKC Donates to the AKC Canine Health Foundation

June 1, 2016

The Cyclone Country Kennel Club has made a $2,500 donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) who is seeking innovative approaches to tick-borne disease. The AKC-CHF has identified the need to tackle the growing problem of tick-borne diseases in dogs by funding critical research to find new ways to prevent infections, and to recognize, diagnose and treat tick-borne diseases before they become debilitating or fatal to dogs. Diseases of interest include Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Hepatozoonosis, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, Hemotropic Mycoplasmosis and Lyme disease. CHF supports a One Health and multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the health needs of all dogs and their people. For more information, go to




CCKC Receives Generous Contribution From Green Hills

April 23, 2016

The Cyclone Country Kennel Club has recently received a $50 donation from the Green Hills Retirement Community of Ames, IA. The donation is Green Hill’s way of thanking the club and its members for bringing their canine pals for scheduled visitations. Their kind donation will be put towards the purchase and local distribution of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library book “If I Ran the Dog Show”.




CCKC Supports Local 4H Dog Show Awards

April 14, 2016

In keeping with our long tradition, The Cyclone Country Kennel Club proudly continues to be the award sponsor of the Story and Boone County 4H dog shows. The Boone County 4H Dog Show will be at the Boone County Fairgrounds at 1:00pm on July 17. The Story County 4H dog show will be at the Story County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm. If you have time, please show these 4H kids your support by attending their shows.




AKC Companion Animal Recovery Search & Rescue Grant Awarded to Local Organization

In support of the Search–and-Rescue (SAR) Canines and their volunteer handlers, who perform vital work in times of emergency and natural disaster, the AKC Companion Animal Recovery (CAR) Support and Relief Fund recently awarded their annual SAR grants worth $258,000 to more than 100 groups in 40 states. On behalf of AKC CAR, the Cyclone Country Kennel Club of Ames, an AKC affiliated club, presented Paws of Life Foundation with a check for $2,000 on June 2, 2012.

The Paws of Life Foundation (PoL) is dedicated to the education of working dog handlers which include search and rescue (SAR) dogs and their handlers. PoL works with agencies at the local level to fund and provide training to working dog handlers and professional volunteer canine handlers. By providing initial and continuing training of the handler, PoL can help these individuals and their canine partners become a reliable and valuable resource for law enforcement and public safety agencies.

The AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund is a permanent charitable fund which provides resources, support and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters and similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for domestic animals orphaned or displaced as a result of natural or civil disasters. The Fund has donated over $3 million since it’s inception in 2002 in the wake of the 9/11 tragedies. For more information about AKC CAR or the Fund, visit





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