Started in the early 1960's
the Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club, Inc. (MBKC) was originally known as the Central Oregon Kennel Club. It was founded by Carol and Don Callahan, Joanne and Bill Ussery, Bonnie and Norman Clow and Jean Buchanan.
Club meetings would have ten to twelve members present. The first "fun match" was held in 1966. When the club applied for its first American Kennel Club (AKC) Sanctioned Match in 1973, the club name had to change to meet AKC guidelines. Now the Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club's roster contains almost seventy members.
In 1982 MBKC was granted approval to hold their first AKC All Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trial. Since 1982 MBKC has held AKC approved All-Breed Dog Shows and Obedience Trials annually. Today, the club holds back-to-back dog shows in late June early July. In 2002, the club was approved to also hold agility trials in conjunction with the other shows.
The club's community activities include an annual eye clinic for heritable eye diseases in canines; support of the local 4-H dog clubs; financial support of the local libraries through purchase of dog related materials; financial support of local humane societies, especially their spay and neuter programs.