York Canine Association is one of the oldest canine associations in the country. It was formed on 20th November 1891, however the committee were not elected until 23rd December 1891 so the association may be said to date from this day.
The first AGM was held at the Adelphi Hotel in York on Wednesday 11th January 1893 and during the year 24 committee meetings had been held! At that point in time the association had 172 members and it appears that the main objectives of the association were to take measures to prevent muzzling orders being unnecessarily enforced in the case of rabies, to assist in the recovery of stolen dogs, to assist or undertake the prosecution in cases of unlawful detention, to prevent fraud or questionable dealings in dogs and lastly, to promote and encourage the breeding of high class dogs by holding periodical shows.
The first AGM was held at the Adelphi Hotel in York on Wednesday 11th January 1893 and during the year 24 committee meetings had been held!
Two shows were held during the inaugural year –